Tetouan is located in the Rif mountains of northern Morocco, just over 60 km east of Tangier and 225 km northwest of Rabat. The area has been inhabited at least since the Roman era, as evidenced by the ruins of the Roman city of Tamuda located nearby. The medina of Tetouan is approximately 10 km from the Mediterranean Coast. Fortification have existed in the area since the 8th century onwards. The town as it exists today rose to prominence with the arrival of Andalusian refugees expelled by the Spanish in the 11th century.
López Soler, Mónica. THE COLOURS OF THE MEMORY An Architectural Route for Sentimental Travellers. 2013. La mairie de Malaga, dans le cadre du Programme POCTEFEX - Projet Arrabales présente ce guide d’architecture conçu comme un itinéraire touristico-culturel au travers des centres historiques des villes partenaires du programme, anciennes cités promotrices de tourisme culturel.
The Arrabales Project is being carried out in the context of the Operative Programme for Cross-border Cooperation (Spain-Exterior) POCTEFEX. This programme promotes collaboration between Spain and Morocco. This guide has been promoted by Malaga City council within the Arrabales project. This publication presents an architectural guide to the northern cities of Morocco and Malaga. It offers touristic and cultural routes which take the reader around the historic centres of the partner cities participating in the Arrabales project. The route starts in Malaga and continues on to Tangier, Larache, Asilah, Tetouan, Chefchaouen, Al Hoceima and Nador. This route aims to connect the old cities in the promotion of cultural tourism in an attempt to assist in the rehabilitation and protection of architectural heritage through knowledge, diffusion and value creation. It also highlights the shared history between the two sides of the Mediterranean.