Want to discover Tangier? There are a thousand ways to do it. Tangier has long served as a cultural capital for a number of writers and artists from all around the world, whom were attracted by its climate, landscapes and quaintness, it has also attracted real estate businessmen mainly from the Rif and elsewhere. Located on the Strait of Gibraltar, which separates Africa from Europe, at about 15 km from the Spanish coast, and on the outskirts of the mountain range of the Rif, it offers an exceptional view on the other side.
Tangier has long been an important strategic place. With its 2,500 years of existence, it has a population of 974,000 inhabitants today, and it is one of the oldest cities in North Africa.
Its Medina, Kasbah, bazaars and souks are among the liveliest in the country, and its beaches range at about 7 km.
In the last century, Tanger became one of the places of predilection of the international jet set.
A major seaside resort, Tangier has a variety of hotels and tourist infrastructures, and a Medina that attracts a huge number of visitors.
At the entrance of the Medina, the big Socco is the most frequented place of the city. The square is bordered by the former residence of the Mendoub (representative of the Sultan) and its park. The Mendoubia park is a splendor with its giant banyan fig tree and its many centenary dragon trees. You can also see the Kasbah Museum, Cinémathèque of Tanger and the “Grottes d’Hercule”.
Tangier has long been a land that welcomed many artists and intellectuals. Moroccan economic center after Casablanca, Tangier’s industrial activity is diversified: textile, chemical, mechanical, metallurgical and naval industries. The infrastructure of the city of the Strait is important: a port managing the flow of goods and passengers (more than one million passengers per year) with a marina and a fishing port.