Tours of Tangier, MoroccoDiscover this ancient Moroccan port town

About Tangier

Situated just across the Strait of Gibraltar from the South of Spain and brimming with stunning, white-washed houses, Tangier is a busy seaside town in the North of Morocco. Once a favourite spot of well-known novelists, such as Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote, the city of Tangier is sure to inspire sparks of creativity. The city has a stunning mix of European and African influences weaved throughout the city.

The city’s Medina is where you will find bustling souks complete with crowds of hagglers. Wander through the winding streets before stopping to relax at a traditional tea house for some mint tea and people watch.

With all the usual accoutrements of a port city there are many spots to admire the gorgeous sea views and chat with the locals. If you’re looking for a more cultural experience, you can visit the Museum of contemporary art to indulge in some modern Moroccan pieces or explore the city’s Kasbah. There is no shortage of things to see and do in this Moroccan gem.

Tours to Tangier

With so much to do Tangier is a place not to be missed. The city aced as an important go between for Europe and Africa, this cultural hub has a long and rich history waiting for you to discover. Inhabited since ancient times this city has always been a hub for trade, wander around the old Medina bargaining for the many wears on sale at the souks, knowing that you are walking the same streets as ancient traders. Below are our tours that visit Tangier and beyond.

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Why you should visit Tangier

Tangier is a perfect blend of European and African architecture. The whitewashed buildings and coastal fronts give the city an exotic feel. Wandering around the city’s streets you will feel transported to a place like no other. Explore the European style buildings before wandering into the old Median to experience the traditional African atmosphere. Tangier gives visitors the best of both worlds, traditional and modern, city and seaside, European and African. The perfect blend.

What to do in Tagnier

A fort in Tangier
A fort in Tangier

Kasbah Museum of Mediterranean Cultures

This historic Kasbah was once home to the sultan of Morocco when visiting Tangier. Built as early as the 18th century this site has long been the main seat of political power in Tangier. The Kasbah was reopened as a museum in 1922 and houses historical artifacts and art pieces such as a mosaic of Venus replica maps showing the ancient Phoenician trade routs that passed through the city. The Kasbah itself is an architectural marvel with a stunning tile courtyard and bright white archways. A must see on your visit to Tangier.

an array of multicolored traditional Moroccan shoes at a souk
A shoe stall at a souk

The Medina

A UNESCO World Heritage Site the Median of Tangier is one of Morocco’s oldest Medinas. It serves as a vibrant hub of culture, history, and commerce. Founded by the ancient Phoenicians the Median has been inhabited by various civilizations, including the Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Arabs, and Portuguese, among others. The Medina is home to bustling souks where visitors can shop for a variety of goods, including spices, textiles, leather goods, ceramics, jewellery, and traditional Moroccan crafts. Exploring the souks is an excellent way to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of daily life in Tangier.

handmade rugs draped over a Moroccan building.
Handmade Moroccan rugs

Museum of Contemporary Art

Located in the former British Consulate building the Museum of Contemporary Art showcases a great selection of Moroccan art. This modern museum is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the culture of Morocco. See art works form famed Moroccan artists like Chrabia Tallal, Fatima Hassan and Mohammed Kacimi amongst others That you wouldn’t see anywhere else. The museum also has space for temporary exhibitions, so you never know what you’ll get to see.

Frequently asked questionsFrequently asked questions

What is the currency used in Tangier?

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The currency used in Tangier is the Moroccan Dirham (MAD). It is advised to carry small amounts of cash with you as many markets do not accept card payments.

What are some traditional Moroccan dishes I should try while in Tangier?

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When is the best time to visit Tangier

The best time to visit Tangier, like many other Moroccan cities is Spring or Autumn. This is when the weather is mild, and the city is not too overpopulated with tourists.

Conclusion

Tangier, with its blend of cultures, rich history, and stunning landscapes, offers a unique and captivating experience for visitors. From exploring the ancient Medina and its labyrinthine streets to savouring the flavours of traditional Moroccan cuisine, Tangier immerses travellers in an authentic North African adventure. Whether marvelling at architectural wonders, bargaining in vibrant souks, or simply soaking in the breathtaking views of the Mediterranean and Atlantic, Tangier promises a memorable journey filled with cultural discovery and unforgettable moments.

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