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Top Choice Moroccan in Tetouan

Blanco Riad

The menu at this elegant riad is a cut above the usual, and features some innovative Moroccan dishes, heavy on local seasonal produce and a big change from the standard tajine menu. The garden is pleasant in summer,…
Top Choice Notable Building in Tetouan

Artisanal School

Just outside Bab el-Okla is the best artisan centre in northern Morocco. This is a fascinating opportunity to see masters teaching apprentices traditional arts, including ornamental woodwork, silk costumes, carved p…
Top Choice Museum in Tetouan

Tetouan Museum of Modern Art

Tetouan boasts one of only two schools of fine arts in Morocco (Casablanca has the other), so it's fitting that this museum should live here. The building itself is worth a visit: a magnificent Spanish-castle-like b…
Moroccan in Tetouan

El Reducto

Tuck into traditional Moroccan (and some Spanish) fare in the grand surroundings of this traditional house, which once belonged to Moroccan vizier and is decorated with antique glazed Seville tiles. Desserts are par…
Moroccan in Tetouan

Restaurant Restinga

The open-air courtyard shaded by a huge ficus tree is this charming restaurant’s primary attraction – along with the rare alcohol licence. A great place to duck out of the crowded boulevard for a rest and a beer, as…
Landmark in Tetouan

Place Hassan II

The broad and empty Pl Hassan II, which is mostly roped off for security reasons, links the medina to the Ensanche. It looks like it houses the Wizard of Oz, with guards standing in front of the long flat facade of …
Fast Food in Tetouan

Snack Taouss

Known for its burgers and chips, this little snack bar has a Syrian influence and does good felafel and delicious shwarma as well as inexpensive pizzas, salads, harira (tomato and chickpea soup), tajines and more. T…
Arts & Crafts in Tetouan

Dar Lebadi

The shopping palace of the medina, this 200-year-old building, a former governor’s house, has been meticulously restored. It is a clearing house for Berber artisans and Rabati carpets, and has friendly staff. Worth …
Pastries in Tetouan

Dallas

Yes, named after the TV show, but otherwise the name has no bearing on this place, a patisserie stacked to the rafters with plates of pastries. This is where local families come to load up on sweets. One block off A…
Arts & Crafts in Tetouan

Ensemble Artisanat

This government-sponsored emporium is a hive of activity, with carpet weavers, leatherworkers, jewellers and woodworkers all plying their trades. Prices are fixed.