Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Tangier

Kasbah Museum of Mediterranean Cultures

This recently refurbished museum, recently refurbished, is housed in the former sultan's palace of Dar el-Makhzen. The focus is on the history of the area from prehistoric times to the 19th century. Exhibits are wel…
Top Choice Museum in Tangier

Tangier American Legation Museum

This museum,in an elegant five-storey mansion, is a must-see: Morocco was the first country to recognise the fledgling United States, in 1777, and this was the first piece of American real estate abroad, as well as …
Top Choice Area in Tangier

Medina

The medina, the top attraction of Tangier, is a labyrinth of alleyways both commercial and residential. It's contained by the walls of a 15th-century Portuguese fortress, although most buildings are actually relativ…
Top Choice Square in Tangier

Petit Socco

Officially named Pl Souq ad-Dakhil, this was once the most notorious crossroads of Tangier, the site of drug deals and all forms of prostitution. Today the facades are freshly painted, tourists abound and it’s a won…
Top Choice Landmark in Tangier

Grand Socco

The Grand Socco (official name Pl du 9 Avril 1947) is the romantic entrance to the medina, a large, sloping, palm-ringed plaza with a central fountain that stands before the keyhole gate Bab Fass. Once a major marke…
Church in Tangier

St Andrew’s Church

St Andrew's Church is one of the more charming oddities of Tangier. Completed in 1890, on land granted by Sultan Hassan, the interior of this Anglican church is decorated in high Fassi style, with the Lord’s Prayer …
Tomb in Tangier

Tomb of Ibn Battuta

This modest tomb is purported to be the last resting place of Ibn Battuta, who was born in Tangier in 1304 and became the greatest traveller of the period – outpacing Marco Polo at an easy clip. A scholar and judge,…
Museum in Tangier

Musée de la Fondation Lorin

This eclectic museum is housed in a former synagogue. Here you will find an open two-storey room with an engaging collection of black-and-white photographs of 19th- and 20th-century Tangier on the walls. Meanwhile t…
Park in Tangier

Mendoubia Gardens

This large park is full of strolling couples and children playing football. The Mendoubia Gardens are flanked by an elegant line of colonial buildings, perhaps the most attractive of its kind in the city. At the top…
Architecture in Tangier

Terrasse des Paresseux

The aptly named Terrasse des Paresseux provides sweeping views of the port, Spain and, on a really clear day, Gibraltar. A set of ancient cannons faces the bay, symbolically warding off usurpers (apart from the chil…