Medina of Tétouan, Morocco
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Info. Colourful alleyway in the medina of Tétouan, Morocco
This colourful alleyway is in the medina – the ancient part – of the Moroccan city of Tétouan. From above, the medina appears to be a maze of ancient white plaster buildings surrounded by rampart walls and seven magnificent gates. But inside the maze, some alleyways like this one display a burst of colour, created by mixing pigments into the buildings' plaster. The alleyways here are tall and skinny, large enough for a donkey and its handler to pass by, but too small for vehicles, so they invite peaceful walks through the colourful shade.