Tangier and the Mediterranean

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  • 1. Grand Socco

    Ville Nouvelle | Market/Bazaar

    Tangier's chief market area in times past, the Grand Socco (a combination of French and Spanish meaning "great souk")—and otherwise known as...Read More

  • 2. Kasbah

    Medina | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    Sprawling across the ancient medina's highest point, Tangier's Kasbah can be blinding at midday as the infamous Mediterranean sun bounces off...Read More

  • 3. Kasbah Museum of Mediterranean Cultures

    Medina | Museum/Gallery

    Occupied since the 12th century, the current Kasbah Palace was reconstructed in the 18th century by Ahmed Ben Ali. This former seat of power...Read More

  • 4. School of Arts and Crafts

    Museum/Gallery

    Located across from Bab el Okla, this living museum founded by the monarchy has been considered the premier school in Morocco for the creation...Read More

  • 5. St. Andrew's Church

    Ville Nouvelle | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    While Morocco is now a Muslim country, this towering Anglican church still stands as a vestige of Tangier's international days. Consecrated...Read More

  • 6. Tangier American Legation

    Medina | Museum/Gallery

    As the first American public property outside of the United States, the Tangier American Legation pays testament to the long-standing relationship...Read More

  • 7. Archaeological Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Off Place Al Jala, this three-room museum holds a large collection of Roman mosaics and statuettes, coins, bronzes, and pottery found at various...Read More

  • 8. Cinémathèque de Tanger

    Medina | Arts/Performance Venue

    This popular cinema and cultural center, the Cinémathèque de Tanger, is housed in a renovated, white-washed 1938 theater and offers retrospective...Read More

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  • 9. Ethnographic Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Created in 1928, the Ethnographic Museum was moved to its current home in 1948; the building is the former fortress of the sultan Moulay Abderrahman...Read More

  • 10. Grand Mosque

    Medina | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The towering white-and-green-tiled minaret of the largest mosque in the city make it one of the most recognizable attractions in Tangier's medina...Read More

  • 11. Medina

    Market/Bazaar

    Tetouan's UNESCO-protected medina is one of Morocco's most compact and interesting spaces, and was particularly important in the 8th century...Read More

  • 12. Mendoubia Gardens

    Ville Nouvelle | Garden/Arboretum

    Directly opposite Cinema Rif stands the former residence of the Mendoub—the sultan's representative on the governing commission during the...Read More

  • 13. Mohamed Drissi Gallery of Contemporary Art

    Ville Nouvelle | Museum/Gallery

    Located in the stately former British Consulate building built in 1890 and surrounded by a lovely garden, this gallery, run by Morocco's ministry...Read More

  • 14. Petit Socco

    Medina | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    Tennessee Williams based his play Camino Real on this square—and it is indeed dramatic, with a cast of characters passing through at any time...Read More

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  • 15. Place de France

    Ville Nouvelle | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    Famous for its café scene in the first half of the 20th century, Place de France is one of Tangier's main squares and is named for the French...Read More

  • 16. Place Hassan II

    Plaza/Square/Piazza

    If you follow the pedestrian Boulevard Mohammed V past Spanish houses with wrought-iron balconies and tilework, you will eventually flow into...Read More

  • 17. Place Moulay El Mehdi

    Plaza/Square/Piazza

    A leisurely stroll through Tetouan begins most naturally in Place Moulay El Mehdi, a large plaza ringed with cafés, a post office, and the Spanish...Read More

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