In this section we offer you all of the information you'll need about the enchanting city of Tangiers in Morocco, north Africa.
Tangiers, known as the "gateway to Africa", is one of the most vibrant, mysterious and intriguing cities in Morocco.
Located 60 kilometres from Gibraltar and just 14 kilometers from Spain, it's not entirely Moroccan, European or African; it's a dynamic mix of all three... It has a strong international flavour along with a reputation for inspiring shady deals and attracting foreign misfits.
Over the years, Tangiers has been home to various international playboys, along with many artists, writers and all kinds of adventurers. Truman Capote described Tangiers as the "Ragamuffin city".
Tangiers, or what the Arabs call "Tanja" reached its "peak" during the 1950s when the city was home to some 60,000 ex-pats. People came from all over Europe and the USA, infatuated by its exotic and charming appeal; all in search of the "free life" they could no longer find back home.
Tangiers attracted such literary greats as Oscar Wilde, Andre Gide, Jack Kerouac, Tennessee Williams as well as artists like Henri Matisse, Cecil Beaton and numerous political figures including England?s Winston Churchill.
With its old-world bazaars, makeshift shops, snake charmers, musicians and mosques, Tangiers is a compelling destination.
The Petit Socco, located right in the heart of the city is normally the first stopping point. This is the city's main focus of attention. Then there's the Kasbah area, the 17th-century Dar el-Makhzen and the American Legation museum - a reminder that Morocco was the first country to recognize American Independence.
Other places worth checking out include the white-walled Kasbah and the Sultan's Gardens. The gardens are stunning; a mixture of fragrant herbs and shrubs along with rows of orange and lemon trees - perfect for a romantic stroll.
If you have a car, you should take a day trip up to the High Atlas town of Tineghir. This is unquestionably one of Morocco's most pristine natural sights. It's surround by lush valleys and mud brick huts. There's also the nearby Todra Gorge - an amazing rock structure, some 300m high but only 10m wide at its narrowest point, with a crystal clear river running through it.
Most visitors traveling to either the south or north of Africa will pass through Tangiers. It's the only part of the continent that almost touches Europe. It's an easy excursion for people living on the Costa del Sol, Costa de la Luz or in Gibraltar.
Located at Africa's very northern tip, just 14 kms from Europe, Tangiers is a city of cultural extremes and dynamics; it's like nowhere else on earth - an exotic adventure not to be missed!
Tangiers apartment, located in a tourist development, very central, a few minutes from the city centre, the souks and the Port of Tangiers.The perfect accommodation for discovering Tangier's nightlife,...
Appart’hotel Nezha is located in Tangier, less than a 10-minute drive from the Old Medina and Tangier ferry terminal. It offers both rooms and self-catering accommodation set in modern Moroccan architecture...
Bab El Fen is located in the historical centre of Tangier, a 10-minute walk from the port and ferry terminal and a 5-minute drive from Playa Beach. It offers a terrace with views of the sea and a TV room.
Bayt Alice is located in Tangier city centre, 2 km from the beach, and features a hammam, a living room with books and a terrace with panoramic views of the medina. Transfers from/to the airport are proposed...
Set crossroads of the Kasbah and Medina, the Dar Chams Tanja guesthouse offers an exceptional view over Tangier, its bay and the Straits of Gibraltar. It is within easy access of the souks and features...
Located in Tangier, Dar Tan-Gib is a 7-minute walk from the coast and a 9-minute drive from Tanger Ville Train Station. It offers free Wi-Fi in all areas, a rooftop terrace and rooms with a Moroccan-style...
Dar Omar Khayam is located in Tangier, just a 5-minute walk from the beach and a 15-minute walk from the Grand Socco Square. It offers a large terrace with a seating area, a coffee shop and free Wi-Fi...
Located just a 12-minute drive from Malabata Beach and a 10-minute walk from the Casbah in Tangier, Dar Nakhla Naciria offers 2 Moroccan lounges and 2 terraces with views of the sea and the city. The port...
Golden Tulip Farah Tanger is located a 5-minute drive from the Malabata beach. It features 2 outdoor swimming pools with sunbeds, fitness center, a spa with an indoor heated pool, and a shared lounge....
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