The new Moroccan El Dorado, a historic, inspiring, cosmopolitan city, at the crossroads between North and South.
The Mediterranean Sea and the ocean run into each other at the Sublime Tangier.
The city's must-sees:
- Tangier tea at the Hafa Café
- A visit to the Kasbah Museum
- Dar El Makhzen to enjoy the view of the Strait
- Swimming in the Mediterranean
- A mandatory visit to the 'Casa Barata' bazaar
Eating in Tangier is not a problem. Its cuisine is refined and fragrant. Let yourself be guided by its flavours. Fish soup, seafood dishes, grilled bass, vegetables, salads, they are all accompanied by blends of freshly-squeezed fruit juices and infusions of bitter herbs.
The Music Culture of Tangier:
Tangier exerted a certain influence on the Anglo-American music of the 60s and 70s. At the beginning, it was simply the name "tangerine" which the English gave to a mandarin, a fruit of Chinese origin, but which could be bought at the port of Tangier. This name appeared at that time in the songs of Leonard Cohen, Laura Nyro, Led Zeppelin (Tangerine), the Beatles (Savoy Truffle) and even in the names of some groups like "Tangerine Dreams". The city itself has inspired some of Bob Dylan’s lyrics for Blood on the Tracks:
Tangier has many anecdotal ties to music. The musical traditions of the city are ancient and varied: Taqtouqa Jabalia, the bands of "Ghaïta or Tbel", Arab-Andalusian music, etc. This is a vast subject that would require a lot of time and work to reach a global insight into all that Tangier music has to offer.
The traditional music from the Tangier region is known as Taqtouqa Jabalia. It is the music of the rural people of the north-west region of Morocco who are called Jbala (or Mountain-Dwellers).