Tangier is an interesting place to visit in Morocco because of its unique blend of mystery, history, beauty and hospitality. It is situated on the coast of North Africa and west aperture of Strait of Gibraltar. The climate of Tangier is subtropical Mediterranean with hot, sunny summers and mild, wet winters. Most tourists prefer making cheap hotel reservations between July and August when the weather is warm and there is little chance of rain. Find a wide selection of cheap hotels that offer the best rate online. Book now to get cheap rates and other deals in Tangier hotels.
Where To Stay
Get great value for your money by staying at Tanjah Flandria Hotel because of its superb central location and modern amenities including a rooftop swimming pool, spa, conference facilities, TV lounge, restaurant, bars and discos. Another popular choice of hotel is the Ramada Les Almohades Tangier Hotel, which is conveniently located across the beach and near the city center.
The Carthaginian colonists discovered Tangier during the 5th century BC. The name of the city was probably taken from the Berber goddess called Tinjis or Tinga. According to mythological tale, it was the son of Tinjis namely Sufax who built the town. Tinjis was the wife of Anti who was a legendary Berber hero. The Greeks called Sufax as the son of the mighty Hercules.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
If you are a huge jazz lover, then make sure to attend the TANJAZZ festival, which is held every month of September. This 5-day event gathers some of the best jazz musicians in the country performing at the streets and other music venues in Tangier. Backpackers from all over the world pay tribute to famous 14th century traveler Ibn Battouta by visiting his tomb. Another historical site is the Teatro Cervantes which can be seen along Grand Socco. There are several museums in Tangier that are worth checking out including the Tangier American Legation Museum, Kasbah Museum and the Musee d'Art Contemporain de la Ville de Tanger. Kids would surely have fun at the Mnar Park, which is an aquatic park overlooking the coast.
The best way to explore Tangier is simply by walking since the city is quite compact. There are two main roads in Tangier: the Boulevard Mohamed V and Boulevard Mohamed VI. Those who prefer to ride can hire the petit taxis, but they usually don't use the meter so make sure that you negotiate a price before hopping in.