Travelogue

Moulay Idris, Tetuan, Tangier

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Moulay Idriss or Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, a town in northern Morocco located at 34°3′15″N 5°31′38″W, is spread over two hills at the base of Mount Zerhoun, the holy town of Moulay Idriss. Moulay Idriss’ holy status kept it closed to non-Muslims until 1912, and it wasn’t until 2005 that non-Muslims were allowed to stay overnight in the town. Tétouan is a city located in northern Morocco. It lies along the Martil Valley and is one of the two major ports of Morocco on the Mediterranean Sea. This historic town center is one of the most well-preserved in all of Morocco, exhibiting vital Islamic and Andalusian architectural detail. Tangier is situated on the Maghreb coast at the western entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Spartel. Guarding the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier has for centuries been Europe’s gateway to Africa.