Travel Guide | Tangier

Tangier is an old, colourful port town, the closest city of Africa to Europe (ten miles) a place where eccentricity is celebrated, where nomads frolic and expatriates thrive. In the city’s old town, colonial buildings stand next to antique riads, creating a mixture of shapes and colours that change with the light. It is a meeting place of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, Europe and Africa and where the greats, long ago resided.

From our recent trip to Tangier, we share our favourite places to eat, drink, shop and the must do’s, while exploring the cities colourful streets.

Eat - Le Saveur de Poisson

I adore this restaurant. Get there early. No bookings. There is a set menu. Its fish done many ways but its delicious and the homemade all you can drink pomegranate juice washes the food down beautifully!

Drink - Café a L’Anglaise

For a fresh mint tea or a lemon juice. Its a nice pit stop half way up the hill too so its a well deserved refreshment!

Lunch at L’Ocean is a fun excursion. Its on the beach and the Tuna carpaccio is a standout!

Must Do - Hercules Grotto!

Store - Laure Welfling
A cabinet of curiosities! Owned by GUIDI”s wife and the couple have the most original store in Tangier.

Stay - Nord Pinus
A riad in the Casbah. Breakfast on the roof is a delight! I prefer to rent the private Maison a few doors up from the hotel.

Day trip - Medina Tetouan

I love it here, it’s the most authentic Medina I have visited in Morocco. Its about an hour’s drive from Tangier. UNESCO world Heritage listed!

Photographer – James Harvey Kelly