Morocco’s northernmost city, looking out across the Strait of Gibraltar to Spain, Tangier is a place with a fascinating history. Known as ‘The Door of Africa’, it has changed hands dozens of times, from the ancient Carthaginians, Roman Empire and early Islamic caliphate, to Portuguese and Spanish rule, and the 20th century when it became an International Zone and an infamous hive of spies and international espionage.
It’s also long been a favourite of artists, a multicultural melange of Muslim, Christian and Jewish communities along with a stream of immigrants from Europe and Africa, attracting painters such as Delacroix and Matisse, as well as being a favourite haunt of Beat writers Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg.
Today, now firmly a part of Morocco, it’s a thriving city that still retains its bohemian heart in the old Kasbah where you’ll find bustling marketplaces, informal dining venues and occasional views across to Europe which is just a minutes away by ferry.
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