In recent years, Tangier in Morocco is becoming a modern new city with big buildings but right in the center of the city, its medina is still the same as hundreds years ago and we can walk in the same street where some famous Western writers or artists walk.
Let's walk in the medina of Tangier with us!
|Mediterranean Sea from Kasbah|
From the top of the medina, you can look over Tangier old port and the Mediterranean Sea.
|Outer wall of Medina|
Just like other medinas in Morocco, Medina in Tangier is surrounded by military walls. It's well reconstructed and easy to see how it was in the old times. On top of the walls, they still have batteries.
Petit Socco is the main square in the center of the medina. You can start and end the medina walking here. The medina in Tangier is not so big. Hotels, restaurants. cafes, gift shops, local people's markets are all together in the small area. Just by hanging around a few hours, you'll have a lot of interesting experiences.
The famous Cafe Central is here on the Petit Socco. This place was a favorite spot of an American writer William Burroughs while he was living in Morocco. Tangier is just right across Spain, easy to get from Europe, and still has an Islamic exotic atmosphere. Writer Paul Bowels, or Musicians such as Rolling Stones loved this city and we might be strolling around the same place with them!
Something different about Tangier from other medinas is it has a covered fish market. You'll see a huge varieties of fish and understand Moroccans here are real fish eaters!
From Petit Socco to Kasbah is just a 10 or 15 minutes walk. This was used to be a Sultan's palace in the 17th century. Now the palace is open to public as a museum.
|New Port, Tangier Mediterranean|
For your information, most of the ferries to and from Spain depart and arrive in this Tangier new port, called "Tangier Mediterranean" or "Tangier MED". It's a nice, clean big port but 1 hour diver away from the Tangier city! If you're planning to visit Tangier city before or after the ferry, be sure to have enough time, maybe better staying one night in Tangier.
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