Tangier, or as it is sometimes known, Tangiers, is a lively city located in the north of Morocco. The city is the capital of the country’s Tangier-Tetouan Region, and enjoys a long stretch of coastline where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. Check out other holidays to Casablanca and holidays to Fez.
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Tangier has a rich and varied history, which dates back as far as the 5th century BC. Since that time, the city has been inhabited by a large number of different cultures, including the ancient Phoenician and Roman civilizations. It is only since the 20th century however, that holidays to Tangier have become a popular option for Europeans and Americans.
Part of the reason for Tangier’s popularity in recent years is the vibrant mixture of cultures that pervade this friendly city; African, Moorish and French influences are apparent in the architecture, traditions and even the local cuisine.
There are some great options open for a cultural trip to Tangier, and a good number of historical sites that can be visited. The Sultan’s Palace is one of the favourites, or as it is known here, ‘Dar el Makhzen’. Other interesting sites include the majestic Tangier Grand Mosque, the Church of the Immaculate Conception, and the iconic Fondation Lorin.
You’ll be able to visit a good range of galleries during a holiday to Tangier, as well as a number of interesting museums; the Museum of Moroccan Arts and Antiquities sheds some light onto the folk traditions of the area, while the Museum of Contemporary Art showcases the work of modern Moroccan artists.
If you’re looking for a souvenir from your holiday in Tangier, then head down to the Petit Socco Souk, a traditional North African-style covered market. Here amongst the chaotic stalls and street vendors you’ll find wares as varied as spices, silk, designer clothes and traditional Moroccan handicrafts. There are also some great food stalls in the market, where you’ll be able to try a number of classic Moroccan delicacies.You will also have the chance to visit some fabulous beaches during your holiday to Tangier, offering great conditions for swimming and sunbathing – as well as a wide selection of exciting water sports.
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Holidays in Tangier are a brilliant option for culture lovers and families alike, bringing together a wide range of social and historical attractions, in a truly unique blend. What’s more, it’s not hard to get a good deal on a holiday to Tangier. Book all your holidays to Morocco with lastminute.com.