Dar El Oddi


The wealthy El Oddi family graciously opened their sparkling family riad to the public as a cultural centre in 2018, celebrating their beloved Tetouan. Exhibits consist of pictures, maps and vibrant postcards and stamps from Tetouan's past, but the riad itself is the most fascinating part. Don't miss the traditional family kitchen on the ground floor.

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1. Medina

0.07 MILES

Tetouan's medina is an authentic time machine, with buildings that have witnessed centuries of history. The medina is also very traveller-friendly, with…

2. Grande Mosquée

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Built in 1808 on the ruins of a smaller mosque, the Grand Mosquée has one of the largest minarets in Tetouan – you'll have to tilt your head way up to see…

3. Jewellery Souq

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Tetouan is known for its artisans, and this is the spot in the medina where you'll find a collection of jewellery boutiques.

4. Royal Artisan School

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Just outside Bab El Okla is the best artisan centre in northern Morocco. This is a fascinating opportunity to see masters teaching apprentices traditional…

5. Leather Souq

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Next to Tetouan's tannery, where you can see how the cow hides get their shades, the leather souq features traditional Moroccan shoes, jackets and bags…

6. Royal Palace

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The Royal residence was built in 1988 in what was once Feddan Park. The palace is still active as King Mohammed VI has been known to visit during the…

7. Place Hassan II

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The broad and empty Place Hassan II, which is mostly roped off for security reasons, links the medina to the Ensanche. It looks like it houses the Wizard…

8. Carpentry Souq

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Best visited after going to the Artisanal School, where you can see the detail and hard work that goes into making each piece, this is where you'll find…