Tetuan Morocco

Tetuan, ancient capital of the North of Morocco, is cited for the first time in history in the 11th century. The city, junction between Morocco and Andalusia, was rebuilt after the reconquest, by refugees who had come from the South of Spain. His medina, fortified, is comfortable and pleasant to the traveler. A succession of alleys, squares and markets smile to the passer-by, who during his visit, observes the balconies, wrought iron Windows, the influence of a Moorish past palaces in 1860 Tetuan was conquered by the Spanish troops which defeated Moroccans, thinking that their surrender would be the first step to the full occupation of the North African country by Christians. The Tetuan war was considered the war in Africa. During the occupation by general Leopoldo O Donnell, Spaniards kept ammunition and their horses inside mosques, were celebrating Sunday masses in a transformed into Cathedral mosque, toppled hundreds of houses of families Arabs, all this with the aim of demoralizing their inhabitants; They also built capacity, introduced electricity, and created a newspaper: El Eco de Tetuan. Strolling the city still from see posters in Spanish, stores with Spanish name seems that Tetuan and the North of Morocco begin to recover from a past that you forgot them, and that belongs to them quite legitimately book excerpt: Morocco: pride in tradition original author and source of the article