15 Best Things To Do in Tangier, Morocco

by Bhoomi Shah Updated on 16 Oct 2018

Tangier is a beautiful and old city which is divided into two parts - Medina, the old walled city, and Ville nouvelle, the modern new part of the town. The place serves each flavour of the pie including mystery, great history, mesmerizing views and pristine beaches. The city is a mixture of African and European culture.

Let's explore the best things to do in Tangier:

1. Tangier American Legation Museum

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One of the must-see places in Tangier is this American Legation Museum. It represents the first American real estate in the foreign country. There, you will find the letter of thanks by Sir George Washington to Sultan Moulay Suleyman. The building of this museum has five stories which are uniquely impressive and elegant. The museum is full of paintings that show the past life of Tangier, through the eyes of artists. Also, you may find a bookstore nearby with a good supply of stock.

2. See the Tumbas Fenicias

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Heading towards the west from the Kasbah, you can have a sight of several ancient Phoenician rock tombs – on one cliff. It is a thing to see as these tombs are some rectangular holes in this big rock. The better part is the mesmerizing view that you are accompanied with. This incredible view of the harbor and the city across the Mediterranean is splendid.

3. Go shopping!

The shopaholics must know all the best places to shop, wherever they go! If not, then ‘city mall’ is the perfect spot for you! You will find many of the international brands and the local brands too. The third floor of the mall serves as the entertainment park including theater or cinema. The mall is surrounded by many restaurants and good cafes to enjoy different cuisines.

4. A walk through Ville Nouvelle

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Westwards and Southwards from the Tangier Medina is the Ville Nouvelle. The layout and architecture of this place are mostly is of Spanish origin. This European-built part of the city reflects the significant Spanish population. You can take in the city’s life with nice cafés near the central meeting point which is a square called ‘the Grand Socco.’ You may also visit the Mendoubia Gardens where you can marvel at the great fig and dragon trees.

5. Visit the Sultan’s Palace

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One of the most impressive and favorite spots in Tangier is the Tangier Kasbah. Sultan had once lived in this palace. Firstly, at the opening of the gate, you see a vast courtyard. This courtyard leads to Dar el-Makhzem Palace and the modern Kasbah Museum. The thing that fascinates the most is the intricate Moroccan craft work on carved ceilings and marble courtyard. The palace dates back from the 17th century.

6. Go to Musee de la Kasbah

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The place is eye-catchy is constructed to resemble the old riad. The colorful tiles and the wooden crafts give quite an authentic taste to the site. There you will find a significant number of exhibits which outlines the history and art of Morocco as well as the findings from Roman sits as an antique collection. The thing you can’t afford to miss is the room in the main courtyard with mosaics.

7. Visit the St. Andrew Church

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If having some more time left in Tangier, you must visit the St. Andrew Church and take an excellent tour of it. There you may learn something interesting about the history of the church. It is a way of pleasure to know about the Christian, Islamic and Jewish touches of the church. A visit to this church is worthwhile.

8. Have Fun at Tangier Beach

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Enough of sightseeing asks for some leisure in return. You can visit this exotic beach and relax for the whole day, carrying with yourself a picnic basket to meet the enjoyment to an extreme. Further, you can enjoy the clean sand and clear waters of the sea. You can also take a camel or horse ride, with an inflatable water park for kids.

9. Parc Perdicaris for nature lovers

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For a nature lover, this is the best place to visit in Tangier. The beautiful trees catch every eyesight. The location is clean, and there are no safety issues as the maps are drawn clearly. The park is quite suitable for families, especially those who like walking or running in such mesmerizing surrounding. The maps offer various routes, and you can choose to stay near picnic tables.

10. Enjoy the Views from Cap Spartel

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One of the best tourist’s places in Tangier is to see the Cap Spartel lighthouse. Luckily if you find yourself there on a bright day, then you may get to see the point where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean. The view is marvelous and treats you with striking picturesque.

11. Visit the Caves of Hercules

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A primary visiting site in Tangier is the Caves of Hercules. It is not only a beautiful place which serves to your eyes but is also rich in history. The caves are renewed and so look amazing. Also, the view of the sea from the cave opening is stunning.

12. Feel the ancient times in Medina

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The old part of the city, Medina, is one big maze of old narrow streets and numerous buildings. It is a dramatic scene where the doors of the homes open into the street. Tangier happens to be one of the first African cities that fell under European influence. This visit to Medina will let you escape into the varieties of Colonial, Moroccan, Andalusian, and Moorish architecture is packed together.

13. Walk along the La Terrasse des Paresseux

It is momentary to walk around Boulevard Pasteur - the French remote part of the city. On a clear day, you may get to see the full view of the port and can even see Gibraltar and Spain. There you should also visit the world famous Madani perfumer and buy some of it or the scented soaps.

14. Enjoy beach activities

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Tangier is full of beautiful sites to visit. It’s filled with ancient sites and buildings, long walks through the old mysterious places, beautiful parks, and gardens. Further to this, Tangier beaches provide with water sports and activities. You can go surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing. Also, you try scuba diving or snorkeling. Whatever you hit onto, it will be a memorable experience!

15. Have a Day Trip from Tangier

If you are staying at Tangier for a couple of days, then take a day out to Asilah and enjoy the cool breeze of the beach. This one is the most visited cities in Morocco. This escape to natural beauty is endless. The best part about the place is its cleanliness alike other dirty beaches.

Author: Bhoomi Shah
If life is a journey, let me capture its every frame. This line aptly describes my dreams and aspirations. An ardent traveller, a foodie by birth, a lover of life and a simple person at heart.My dream is to travel every corner of the world and my jo...

Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Tangier

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    Medina Of Tangier

    Tags: Old Town

    Address: Tangier, Morocco

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    If you want to explore an authentic North African country which has not at all forgotten its roots, then you should definitely visit Tangier in Morocco. Tangier still has it’s old city as a prim...Read more

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    Hercules Cave And Ba Kacem Beach

    Tags: Beach, Cave

    Address: Tangier, Morocco

    Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Two stunning attractions in one place, that’s Hercules Cave and Ba Kacem Beach for you! An iconic cave which gives a breath-taking view of the sea, Hercules Cave is one of the most popular place...Read more

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    Kasbah Museum

    Tags: Museum, History Museum

    Address: Place de la Kasbah, Tanger 90030, Morocco

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Every tourist destination need to have a place which will take you back in time and Tangier is no exception. The Kasbah Museum in Tangier has several names. Tangier Casbah and Musée de la Kasba...Read more

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    Cap Spartel

    Tags: Beach, Light House

    Address: Tangier, Morocco

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is where Atlantic meets Mediterranean Sea. This is where you’ll get an eye pleasing experience. This is where you’ll be assured of some out of this world visuals. This place is Cap Sp...Read more

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    American Legation

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum, History Museum

    Address: Rue d'Amerique, Tanger, Morocco

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    USA’s first overseas embassy was, guess what- Tangier! And hence, in order to mark the importance of the same, the Tangier American Legation Museum was established. Designed in old world style, ...Read more

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    Tangier Beach

    Tags: Beach, Walking Area, Nightclub

    Address: Tangier, Morocco

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Stunning. Pristine. Calm. Clean. These are the few adjectives which define Tangier Beach in the best possible way. Planning a trip to Tangier with your partner? Or taking your family along? No worries...Read more

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    St Andrews Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site

    Address: Tangier, Morocco

    Religious? Spiritual? Or you are both? Then, how about visiting a church soaked in old world charm! The St Andrew’s Church in Tangier is one of the numerous religious places in the Moroccan city...Read more

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    Petit Socco

    Tags: Street Market, Street Food, Streets

    Address: Tangier, Morocco

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    If you want to get the real vibe of the Tangier, then you should definitely head towards Petit Socco, as soon as possible! The streets are smaller when compared to the European ones, but still this on...Read more

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    Parc Perdicaris

    Tags: Park, Food And Drinks

    Address: Tangier, Morocco

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Escape from the noisy city life and get lost in the tranquillity of nature. And Parc Perdicaris will help you with that. The park is well maintained with greenery everywhere. It also assures some stun...Read more

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    The Grand Mosque Of Tangier

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Street Food

    Address: Tangier, Morocco

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Another lively place in Tangier which will give you all kinds of feels, Place du Grand 9 Avril 1947 is a spot which is ideal for a casual hangout. The place is also called as the Big Square and is the...Read more

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    Plage Dalia

    Tags: Beach, Skiing

    Address: Tangier, Morocco

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Another addition to the numerous beaches in Tangier, Dalia Beach is the place where you can indulge in various activities. You can do kitesurfing, windsurfing and even bring out the photographer in yo...Read more

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    Terrasse Des Paresseux

    Tags: Beach, Landmark, Walking Area

    Address: Tangier, Morocco

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Another major landmark in Tangier, Terrasse des Paresseux should be visited definitely on your trip here. The stunning landmark assures some great views and if you’re lucky enough then you can s...Read more

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    Tomb Of Ibn Battouta

    Tags: Historical Site, Tomb

    Address: Rue Ibn Batouta, Tanger, Morocco

    Tangier pays homage to one of the most prolific adventurer and great travel writer of all times, Ibn Battouta. The Tomb of Ibn Battouta is an iconic attraction in Tangier and tourists across the globe...Read more

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    Medina Art Gallery

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Gallery

    Address: Avenue Abi Chouaib Doukkali, Tanger, Morocco

    Timings: 10:00 am - 07:30 pm Details

    This one is surely not your mainstream art gallery. It’s more of a market selling some authentic Moroccan goods. The beautifully woven and designed carpets are in plenty here. And hence, you can...Read more

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    Tumbas Fenicias

    Tags: View Point, Nature

    Address: Tangier, Morocco

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    On your way to Marshan and Kasbah, on a cliff lies this incredible attraction called Tumbas Fenicias. The attraction is yet another place which offers some spectacular view of the sea. You can also sp...Read more

Activities And Tours

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    Tangier Sightseeing Tour with English speaking driver5 Reviews

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    Tangier Shore Excursion: City Tour of Tangier12 Reviews

    Duration: Flexible

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    4 Hour Tangier Sightseeing Tour6 Reviews

    Duration: 4 Hrs

    You will be touring the city of Tangier and its surroundings in the northern part of Morocco. Visit Kasbah district next to t...

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    4 Hours Tangier Short Break Cruises Tour26 Reviews

    Duration: 4 Hrs

    Great value sightseeing tour of the North African city of TangierDrive along the sandy beach through the main avenues of the ...

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