Lonely Planet review for Medina
The gateway to the medina is the Grand Socco (Place du 9 Avril 1947). From here, enter the medina by Rue Semmarine through a gate surrounded by Riffian women selling fruit and vegetables. This is Rue as-Siaghin. This was once Tangier's main gold market (a fair number of jewellery stores remain). South of here was the mellah (old Jewish quarter).