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What to see in Tangier

Tangier Attractions


Must-sees in Tangier include the fortified 17th-century Kasbah, a labyrinth of winding alleys and old buildings, and the city's main square, the Grand Socco, which still comes alive as a food market at night. The city also has some good museums, including the Tangier American Legation Museum, the first property of the United States on foreign soil, and the art museum housed in the formidable Dar El Makhzen, a former sultan's palace. Natural attractions include the lovely Dalia Beach and the spooky Cave of Hercules.

Tangier also boasts many beautiful palatial residences of varying styles in its Marshan villa district, about 15 minutes walk from the medina, which is worth exploring for tourists. One of the most attractive of these is on the Rue Muhammed Tazi, which used to belong to United States multi-millionaire media magnate, Malcolm Forbes. The house is open to the public and contains Forbes' collection of miniature soldiers, about 8,000 of them!

There are a number of fun and interesting excursions possible from Tangier and travellers can enjoy the mountains and the coast near the city: the picturesque seaside town of Asilah is close by; and so is the gorgeous medieval mountain retreat of Chefchaouen.


Asilah

The fishing village of Asilah, south of Tangier, has become a popular seaside resort because of its nearby Paradise Beach,…

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Chefchaouen

This beautiful medieval town, a short drive from Tangier in the mountain region, has a distinctive Spanish character,…

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Dar el Makhzen

A collection of art from all over Morocco is housed in the imposing Dar el Makhzen, the former Sultan's palace dating…

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Grand Socco

The word 'socco' is the Spanish version of 'souk', or market, and has stuck to this square in the heart of Tangier because…

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Kasbah

Tangier's 17th-century fortified residential quarter, or Kasbah, is a place of arcades, winding alleys and hidden terraces,…

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Tangier American Legation Museum

In the midst of the old medina in Tangier, America has provided a thriving cultural centre, museum, conference venue…

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