Saturday, 12 March 2016

Medina of Tétouan (formerly known as Titawin)

Paula was in Morocco a few years ago, from where she sent me a postcard of Meknes. After some time she sent me from Portugal all the cards that were in my missing list of Morocco!

Tétouan was of particular importance in the Islamic period, from the 8th century onwards, since it served as the main point of contact between Morocco and Andalusia. After the Reconquest, the town was rebuilt by Andalusian refugees who had been expelled by the Spanish. This is well illustrated by its art and architecture, which reveal clear Andalusian influence. Although one of the smallest of the Moroccan medinas, Tétouan is unquestionably the most complete and it has been largely untouched by subsequent outside influences. - in:

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