Lovers Park


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 hustle and bustle. A cafe below the 16th-century medina wall above the park has tables carved out of the rock face and park-facing windows for enjoying the day.

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2. Place Hassan II

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4. Archaeology Museum

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5. Ensanche

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