Tétouan Medina Walls

The imposing surrounding wall of the Tétouan medina is a reminder of the fierce battles between the Spanish and Rifains to control the town. Constantly devastated by successive wars, the wall was designed to protect the city.

Built over the years between the fifteenth and eighteenth century, it is considerably long. It encircles practically the whole medina. Five kilometres long in perimeter, the thickness of the wall can reach up to 1.20 metres. The height, from the base to the top of the crenels, varies between five and seven metres in places.


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