Though located just 15 kilometres from Europe, property prices in Tangier are typically 25% of a comparable build in Spain. Tangier is the gateway to Africa, located at the northern tip of Morocco where the Mediterranean and the Atlantic meet.
Often referred as ‘the crossroads of civilisation’, Tangier is a highly cosmopolitan city - street signs are in three languages. As recently as the 1950s, Tangier was an international tax free zone, under the control of a committee of 30 nations.
This mixed history, plus the city's sultry atmosphere has attracted writers and artists throughout time including Henri Matisse, Tennessee Williams, Samuel Beckett and Orson Welles.
The city of Tangier is dominated by busy markets, narrow alleyways and its magnificent bay below lush green hills. The city also possesses a number of terrific beaches, most notably Paradise Beach. Other major points of interest include:
- Grand Socco - the Souk (outdoor market) located in narrow lanes of the old town
- Petit Socco - the heart of the medina, a large square with pavement cafes
- Kasbah - a complex of castles overlooking the city
- Cap Spartel – where you can view across the Straights of Gibraltar and Tangiers beaches.
From the mountains surrounding Tangier, you can see the evening sun sink into the Atlantic Ocean as the bright moon slowly rises up out of the Mediterranean.
The breezes where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean ensure that temperatures rarely exceed 26ºC (79ºF) with the town still warm through late Autumn at around 16ºC (61ºF).
HOW TO GET THERE
Located 10 km to the southwest of the city, Tangier Airport has twice daily flights a day to Malaga and Casablanca, and daily flights to Paris and London.
Regular trains are also available to the International Airport of Casablanca where more regular flights are available from Heathrow & Gatwick.