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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 Mediterranean in Tangier

Art et Gourmet

Overlooking the Grand Socco, the terrace of this restaurant has the best views in town. Inside, it's more formal. Menus are presented on the back of small paintings, and the menu du jour on a blackboard. There are l…
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 Seafood in Tangier

Populaire Saveur de Poisson

This charming seafood restaurant offers an excellent, filling set menu in rustic surroundings. The owner serves a four-course meal of fish soup followed by inventive plates of fresh catch, olives and various fresh b…
Top Choice Cafe in Tangier

Gran Café de Paris

Gravity weighs upon the grand letters of the Gran Café de Paris, reminding us of its age at the crossroads of Tangier. Facing the Pl de France since 1927, this is the most famous of the coffee establishments along B…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Tangier

DARNA, The Women’s Association of Tangier

The yellow building opposite La Terrasse is a small complex offering an inexpensive restaurant, a boutique shop with crafts and clothing, and a sunny courtyard, making it a popular stop for lunch or just a place to …
Top Choice Italian in Tangier

Ana e Paolo

This is a genuine, family-run Italian bistro with Venetian owners; it feels like you've been invited for Sunday dinner. Expect a highly international crowd, lots of cross-table conversations about the events of the …
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 Arts & Crafts in Tangier

Las Chicas

Just outside the kasbah, this is an eclectic mixture of a shop, stocking art pieces, homeware, cosmetics and some exquisite designer clothes, alongside a cafe. Offering a fun twist on the usual Moroccan style, this …