I’ve been returning to Morocco for some 20 years; falling under the spell of its Imperial cities including Marrakech and Fez; chilling out in rural mountain villages like Chefchaouen; and being amazed by the extraordinary desert south. Yet I’ve never taken the time to stay and explore Tangier, thinking it was a place that has well and truly seen better days.
Well, recently I corrected that error, and I am so pleased I did. The north western Moroccan port city of Tangier is less than an hour from Southern Spain by ferry, perfect for a long weekend. It’s a really fascinating place where you feel like a traveller, not simply a tourist. As Shah says, ‘Tangier is a hybrid of Europe, Africa and the Arab World’.
Nord-Pinus Tanger | 11, Riad Sultan, Kasbah, Tanger, Maroc | Tel. +212 (0) 661 22 81 40 |
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