Tangier is a fascinating Moroccan city to visit. It has many of the things that travelers love–a sense of exotic mystery, interesting history, beautiful vistas, and unspoiled beaches. It’s easy enough to navigate if you’re used to Western cities, while being clearly different from those Western cities.
An uncontrolled mix of north Africa, Spain, Portugal and France, Tangier is located in northern Morocco, and was under joint international control until 1956. The city is separated from Spain by the 20 miles of the Strait of Gibraltar. Frequent ferries make the short crossing from Europe each day, and many cruise ships sailing between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic often include Tangier as a port of call.