Over the years, Tangier has been colonized or ruled by various entities – the Romans, the Arabs, the Portuguese, and many more. Needless to say, the cross-cultural influences are evident to date. There was a time when Tangier was literally a free zone and controlled by several European states. There was an unrestricted movement of people, and illegal activities could be openly undertaken. But today, this two-millennium old city is today an industrial hub and an important port for the Moroccans.
After King Mohammed VI took over the reins in 1999, Tangier started experiencing a massive facelift. The port became an important source of foreign income, historic structures started seeing restoration for both touristy and heritage preservation purposes, and work is currently on to install a high-speed train line. Today, in spite of being a port destination, the major source of Tangier’s income is tourism.
Tangier deserves 24 hours of your time because there are some unique sights and experiences to have had here. Here are a few must-visit places that you should cover –