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Top Choice Museum in Tangier

Kasbah Museum of Mediterranean Cultures

This recently refurbished museum 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 well-presented (informatio…
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 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 Place de France since 1927, this is the most famous of the coffee establishments alon…
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

Anna 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 Place 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 …
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 …
Top Choice Landmark in Tangier

Grand Socco

The Grand Socco (official name Place 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 ma…