Tetouan is a town in an agricultural area on the coast of Mediterranean Sea, about 60 km east of Tangier city. Because there’s a huge statue of a white dove in the middle of the town, it is usually referred to as the “white dove”. The old quarters are of Andalusian character which it has protected, in addition to many other civilizations and cultures, for centuries. Consequently, its history has been enriched and clearly recognized.
‘Tamuda’ is a very ancient city located just near the white dove. Researchers found some ruins which showed later that the city dates back to the 3rd century B.C. In 42 A.D, the city was destroyed and a Roman castle, whose fences are still visible so far, was constructed.
The old quarter was recorded as a UNESCO world heritage site, and is a touristic destination for its traditional markets, old houses and streets, castles and handicrafts.