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Tangier 5 mi from city centre
Located near the business area Tangier Free Zone, 2km from Boukhalef airport and 10km from the city centre. It's useful to...
Riad Arous Chamel
Tangier 2.3 mi from city centre
Located in the heart of the Tanger Medina, this Riad hotel is a 2-minute walk from the beach. It offers en-suite rooms and...
Tangier 2.4 mi from city centre
In the heart of the Medina, offering panoramic view of the mediterranean bay and the straight of Gibraltar. Located at five...
Tangier 2 mi from city centre
The hotel is located in the heart of the city, ten minutes walking from the beach and the harbour. 12 kms to the nearest...
Tangier 4.1 mi from city centre
The hotel is situated a 5-minute taxi ride from the ferry port and the medina. The beach is only around 50 m away.
Andalucia Golf Tanger
Tangier 1.6 mi from city centre
The Hotel Andlucia is in the centre of the city (Tanger), it is very near to the Merchan Stadium, Plaza de España, the Real...
Tangier 1.8 mi from city centre
This hotel is located downtown, it is at the corner of the mall and restaurants. There is also a long walk on the seaside....
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Located in north-western Morocco on the Maghreb coast, Tangier is a beautiful city that sits at the western entrance of the Strait of Gibraltar.
Tangier’s interesting style comes from the many civilisations and cultures that have influenced the city over its history, starting as far back as the 10th century. From its early days as a Berber town, to becoming a Phoenician trading centre, to true independence in the 1950s, Tangier really has seen it all!
The city has for a time now, been experiencing a rapid journey in modernisation. For this reason, it has once again become a popular travel destination for many travellers across the world.
One of Tangier’s greatest assets is the fact that you can find cheap and affordable hotel accommodation throughout the city.
Neighbourhoods of Tangier
Tangier consists of a number of districts:
- Old Medina: This is the ‘Old Town’ area of the city where you will find much of the ancient history and architecture of Tangier’s past. Old Medina is an unavoidable location for tourists and locals alike, but it never loses its charm and impact. Its narrow streets are also home to city’s 17th century kasbah (market).
- Marshan: Marshan is a district located 10 minutes’ walk from the city centre, an area that provides sweeping sea views and some more interesting examples of architecture from the city’s different historical cultures.
- Plage de Side Kacem: This is a quaint spot a few miles from the centre that offers sandy beaches, French-influenced cafes, and countless chaise longues for visitors to lay back and relax in the sun. The Cave of Hercules can also be found here, and it’s well worth a visit.
What to see and do in Tangier
There are a wide range of attractions and sights to enjoy in Tangier. Some of the best the city has to offer include a visit to the stunning Grande Mosque of Tangier which has seen multiple switches from Christian worship to Muslin worship over history, catching a film at the iconic Cinema Rif that showcases both French and Arabic cinema, and diving into the treasures that can be found at the Librairie Des Colonnes, once a favoured location of legends such as Truman Capote, Samuel Beckett, and Tennessee Williams.
What to eat in Tangier
Tangier is a haven of multicultural food that takes inspiration from a number of different places. Some of the must try dishes for any tourist include tagine, which is a stew made from chicken or lamb in a delicious stock of ginger, turmeric, cumin and paprika, maakouda which are deep fried potato balls usually sold as street food, and meskouta which are delicious sweet pastries. Everywhere, you will find the tangerines which are named for the city and a must-drink is mint tea which is always served in a glass.
Typical events and festivals in Tangier
Tangier is a city that likes to celebrate across the entire year. Some of the highlight include TANJazz which is an annual summer jazz music festival that attracts musicians from all around the world, the Festival du Court Metrage Mediterraneen which is a week-long festival in September of short films from around the Mediterranean, and Amazigh Festival which is a celebration of Moroccan culture every August.
How to move around in Tangier
Tourists are best served getting around Tangier either on foot or with the use of a ‘petit taxi’. ‘Grand taxis’ are a more expensive service. Some visitors decide to hire a personal guide to take them through the city, giving them a better chance to soak up all of the culture and history of the area with somebody who can show them all the must-see locations. You can also catch a ferry from Tangier to Tarifa in Spain, a journey of just over an hour.
The climate in Tangier
Tangier enjoys a mild to hot climate all year round with rain only falling in the winter months. December to March is classed as mild, with August to September being the warmest and driest. Because of this, the summer months are always the busiest in terms of tourism.