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The 7 best things to do in Tangier

A Moroccan port town in the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier is a character-filled place to spend a few days. Once a playground of hippies and hustlers, the destination has completely cleaned up its act, and now offers sightseeing and world-class tourism alongside excellent amenities.

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American Legation

Located inside the Medina, the American Legation was the first US-owned property outside the United States. A museum of sorts, it commemorates the US/Moroccan relationship.

Dar el Makhzen

Beautiful tile and the arches you expect of Morocco are all on display when you visit this popular attraction--home to the Museum of Moroccan Arts and the Museum of Antiquities.

Forbes Museum of Tangier

This grand former home of media tycoon Malcolm Forbes was featured in Bond movie "The Living Daylights". It's now a VIP residence for state guests, but worth a look from outside.

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Cape Malabata

With a lighthouse and medieval castle, this is a great place to check out on your visit to Tangier. Nearby hiking trails offer an active adventure exploring nature.

Grand Stade de Tangier

This grand multi-use stadium has a capacity of 45,000 and mostly plays host to sporting events, particularly football matches in season.

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Grand Socco

This is the most picturesque entrance to the Medina. Find La Terrasse for an excellent view that feels like a step back in time. The square is also a good place to grab a taxi.

Kasbah Museum

This attraction is outside of the Medina, and is a great place to learn about Moroccan art, interiors, furniture, and history. Closed on Tuesday. Entry is 10 dirham.

Planning Your Tangier Visit

Experience the Souks

There are a number of souks in Tangier, where you can buy leather goods, furniture, clothing, and ornamental objects for excellent value, as long as you're happy to barter! Start lower than you intend to pay, and laugh off a vendor's original price--tourists will always be charged a huge markup. But if you're brave, hold your nerve and bring change, you'll be amazed what you can buy for 10 dirham!

Daytripping

As a port town, Tangier is a popular day trip or excursion destination from Cadiz, Gibraltar, or mainland Spain. Check ferry times and destinations before you travel.

What to wear

Morocco is a Muslim country, so it is unusual to see women in short skirts or revealing clothing. To avoid glances or comments--cover shoulders, knees, and your chest in public.

Good to Know

  • Language
    Arabic
  • Currency
    Moroccan Dirham (MAD)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +212
  • Best time to visit
    Weather-wise it is best to travel during the early summer and late spring. You can explore beautiful sights across the city in the cooler weather and take part in various outdoor activities without the summer tourist crowds.

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What People Are Saying About Tangier

Awesome experience informative and accomodating

Abdul our guide was an absolute pleasure to have had. He was informative told us everything we needed to know. Made us fall in love with his beautiful city. Wish we had longer than the 5 hours we had with him. Would really recommend it.

4-Hour Guided Sightseeing Tour in Tangier Reviewed by Carl, 05/23/2016

excellent driver very safe and carried our bags would highly recommend

Driver was there to meet us as we exited the terminal carried our suitcases to a people carrier very comfortable vehicle. Driver was very good negotiating rush hour Marrakech madness and we felt very safe. He was considerate and we were very happy with his driving.

Marrakech-Menara Private Airport Transfer Reviewed by Christine, 05/04/2016

Excellent driver and good guide, worth the trip and value for money!

Our guide Mohammed was a very good driver, we came across a few very dangerous drivers on our path and he was always careful, courteous and we always felt safe. He gave us enough information about what we've seen on our journey and politely stopped when we wanted to take a picture. The guide in Chefchaoun was also quite good and heeded to our wished not to have lunch or be taken shopping, so all in all the trip was fantastic, we saw the Blue City and Hercules Caves and we would gladly recommend it to anyone!

Day Trip to Chefchaouen from Tangier Reviewed by Julie, 04/08/2016

Very good tour and a very knowledgeable guide.

The 4 of us very much enjoyed the tour after being picked up at the port. My husband had a very bad cold and was not feeling well and while shopping in a store he felt he was going to pass out . The guide had him sit down and gave him some water. My brother-in-law and a person the guide knew walked him back to the van to stay with the driver while the tour continued. Would highly recommend Get your Guide to any other people I know going on a trip.

4-Hour Guided Sightseeing Tour in Tangier Reviewed by Edith, 02/26/2016

Very informative, worthwhile visit. Very enjoyable.

Our guide turned up on time with the taxi (minibus) driver. A group of ten of us gathered and were taken around the modern part of Tangier with information about culture and customs. We went on to Hercules Cave and then came back via the coast and a forest. We saw the houses of the King and numerous Saudi princes before going to the Kasbah and Medina for a walking tour. We were given advice on purchases and saw many interesting sights with valuable insight, including some of the souks. The visit ended when we met the taxi driver and were taken back to the port. Our guide dealt well with the situation when one of the group became unwell during the trip. I can recommend this activity. It made our visit to Tangier more enjoyable, worthwhile and easy. It's a great place to visit, but could be a hassle with so many people "in your face". The guide helps cushion you. Cost was reasonable compared to the cruise ship prices.

4-Hour Guided Sightseeing Tour in Tangier Reviewed by Ivan, 02/24/2016

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