Restored to resemble the era when Tetouan was capital of the Spanish protectorate, this broad boulevard along Ave Mohammed V from Place Al Jala to Place Moulayel-Mehdi is lined with bright Spanish colonial architecture with a few art-deco elements reminiscent of styles found in Casablanca and Larache. You'll find hotels, banks and places to eat here.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Tetouan attractions

1. Archaeology Museum

0.09 MILES

A few blocks from Place Al Jala is a small museum with an excellent collection of pottery and mosaics mostly from the Roman ruins at Lixus, displayed both…

2. Feddan Park

0.15 MILES

Feddan Park used to be what's currently known as Place Hassan II, but it was destroyed following the Spanish protectorate to make room for the Royal…

3. Iglesia de Bacturia

0.17 MILES

This bright yellow Roman Catholic church looking out on Place Moulay El Mehdi was built in 1917 and is still active. A church in a main square is a…

4. Place Hassan II

0.17 MILES

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…

5. Royal Palace

0.19 MILES

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…

6. Lovers Park

0.27 MILES

On the southern edge of the Tetouan mellah (Jewish quarter) is this lovely tree-filled park, perfect for taking a break from the Ensanche and medina…

7. Carpentry Souq

0.28 MILES

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…

8. Leather Souq

0.29 MILES

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…