Perfect Week-end in Tangier 

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We get asked a lot about our favourite places in the city, where to go, where to stay, what to eat … 

Here is our Tangier guide, for the perfect week-end (insider tips included) 

Stay at La Tangerina

First things first, you are looking for a place to stay ? 

La Tangerina (@hotel_latangerina), a boutique hotel / riad in the Kasbah, is a hidden gem (you won’t find it on Booking).

Take a stroll at the Kasbah

Start your day with a walk in the Kasbah, get lost while discovering its beautiful architecture, shops … 

Don’t miss Bab Bhar with its gorgeous view on “merkala” road and the port, and walk down the Medina through its streets, the Petit socco, and the Market (souk bara) 

Visit a museum, or 2, or 3

If you like museums and diving deeper into the culture / history of the city, there are a few very interesting museums that are worth visiting; we like The Kasbah Museum, Musee Ibn Battuta, and don’t miss the Dar Niaba, a newly opened museum on the history of Moroccan diplomacy in Tangier 

Sip a tea at Cinémathèque de Tanger

It’s around 12pm, but it’s not time for lunch yet in Tangier ! 

Sip a mint Tea at the terrace of one of the coolest places in town @cinemathequedetanger 🌿 and watch life unfold at the city’s busiest square 

As it’s a cinema, check out the program, and you might wanna come back for a movie !

Tip: Order a herbed tea, with less sugar

Get lazy at “Sour Maagazine”

Walk up from the square through Rue de la Liberté, and you’ll find yourself in the “Sour Maagazine” a view point from where you can see the port and probably see Spain. 

From there, you can start discovering the “Centre ville” and see the city a bit differently from the Medina. 

Get artsy at Rue Velasquez

This artsy street hosts a cool bookstore @lesinsolitesofficiel, a newly opened vintage shop @_sundaybazar_, an artist gallery @zawia_tanger, Art Tingis, and soon an art space by @thinktanger and a few other cultural spots of the city center 📍 You don’t want to miss it ! 

The official name of Rue Velasquez is actually: Rue Khalid Ibn El Oualid 

Walk down the Boulevard

Walk down Tanger Boulevard (boulevard Pasteur) and get a feel of life in Tangier City center ☀️

Go for Lunch 

Yes, we were not gonna miss this one !! 

Go down just a bit more into the boulevard, to discover a more modern and contemporary side of Tangier, and sit for lunch at @alma.tanger for a Mediterranean fusion menu, while resting from the hustle of the city 

Kitchen is open all day non stop, and vegetarian / vegan options are available

Tanger Marina Bay

After lunch and a great coffee at @alma.tanger, you might wanna take a walk! The corniche is a few minutes away, and at any day of the week, it’s a great area to experience the city like locals, who come doen to the corniche after work, for a run, a walk or an ice cream. 

Watch the sunset & Have dinner

Go back to your riad, and get ready to watch the sunset ! 

5 min away from LaTangerina, Riad Mokhtar (@m.restauranttanger) has a beautiful rooftop where you can have a drink, and you can stay at the rooftop for a great pizza, or go down at their beautiful patio for a more fine dining experience, one of the best in town !

Don’t forget to make a reservation !

Start your Sunday in a Forest 

Start your Sunday with a walk in Perdicaris, a beautiful urban forest overlooking the ocean, and just 10min away from the city center. You can go there by car or taxi.

Tip: Perdicaris is usually packed on week-ends, so the best time to enjoy the calm of the place is earlier in the morning 🌿

Cap Spartel

If you have a car, go to Cap Spartel, the place where the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea meet. From there, you can take a walk on the left side. Have a tea or a fish tajine at one of the cafés at Plage Bouhendia, an very popular area nestled into big rocks ! This is a very basic setting with basic and limited food menu, but a very authentic one. And it’s definitely a hidden gem ! 

For a fancier lunch experience, check out @cotesud_beachclub, a beach restaurant with a large fish selection and a drinks menu.

Get fancy at Le Mirage 

Visit Le Mirage, a hotel with a breathtaking view, and have a drink there.

The hotel is right next to The Hercules caves, a mystical and mysterious cave that’s a must see in Tangier.

Visit Merchan 

Merchan, a neighborhood not far from the Kasbah, and one of the prettiest and most authentic of the city.

You can visit the Phoenician graves, the one and only (and probably packed if you go in the afternoon) Café Hafa for a tea and take a walk to discover the old yet beautiful houses around the King’s Palace. 

Merchan also holds a few gems like @villa_augustine_tangiers, a newly opened boutique hotel, and if you are looking to purchase a high fashion piece inspired by Moroccan craftsmanship, make sure to make an appointment at the atelier of @newtangier, undeniably THE fashion house that captures the spirit and elegance of Merchane and Tangier !

Shop on the way to the Kasbah

Before your get back to the Kasbah from Merchane, explore a few local designer shops to get your artsy souvenirs: Check @kasbahcollective @laschicasdetanger & le 49, a space down rue de la Kasbah that hosts @rockdakasbah.tanger as well as Les Singuliers & The donkey Museum 

Indulge on a Hammam

If this is your last day, a Hammam is a great way to relax and unwind before you go back home. You can try the one of @labyssin_tanger, and for a more local option @maison_bissam (but only for women).

Feed your soul 💙