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“the Kasbah”
Review of Tangier Casbah

Tangier Casbah
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$552.39*
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5 Days Morocco Escapade Tour from south of Spain
Ranked #6 of 41 things to do in Tangier
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 8, 2014

If you are passing through Tangier / Morocco and have anything to offer and make your presence known, the foreign set will adopt you in less time than it takes to stuff a sardine. Bored, starved for amusement and news of the outside world, the city’s fraternity of non-natives is always looking for fresh meat for its croquet parties, color-themed parties and Easter-hat parties. Any excuse for a party. At the top of the pyramid in an eye-bending matrix that would require 10 pages of footnotes are the interior designers Jean-Louis Riccardi, Stuart Church and François Gilles; the painters Claudio Bravo, Lawrence Mynott and “Gipi” de Richemont Salvy, Welfling’s husband; the philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy and his wife, Arielle Dombasle; the photographer Tessa Codrington and her husband, Stuart Wheeler, the immensely wealthy tycoon and UK Independent Party treasurer; the garden designers Madison Cox and Umberto Pasti; Pierre Bergé. . . .

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Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

I, like many visitors to Tanger, had only one day, or rather just a few hours there,

So after a taxi ride without a seat belt (they just serve as gimmicks in Morocco!) I was pleased to be dropped off in the old part of town, outside the casbah,

I had seen places like this in documentaries but really, to see them in real life was something else,

Although I was (gently) pressured into seeing the casbah by a guide, his English was excellent and he even took me to a shop in which the owner took me to the rooftop balcony to have a slightly different view over Tanger! Yes there are people thrusting stuff in your face and telling you to buy stuff, but don't aggravate them else they'll turn nasty. There are also some really genuine guides out there; I think I only realised this once I'd left!

The centuries-old tradition of baking is not to be missed. Moroccan bread is among the best in the world, especially served with some cous cous,

At one end, the casbah opens out with an amazing view down to the port and Spain 15 kilometres away on the other side of the Strait of Gibraltar,

If you arrive at Tanger-Ville station (as the rail link from Tanger-Med is now open) don't waste time or money on a 'grand taxi' (usually a cream 1980s Mercedes) but get in a 'petit taxi' (usually a blue Dacia Logan or Fiat Uno) however make sure to negotiate a fare BEFORE stepping in and the majority of drivers will agree to it, give or take a dirham. 15 dirhams (between £1 and €1.50) is reasonable, less is a bonus.

Definitely a must-see when in Tanger!

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Reviewed November 28, 2014

Well worth a visit go with gandia tours excellent package take in the Medina experience we didn't. Buy. Any rugs!

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Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is one of those places where the history of the place far exceeds the reality. It has drifted through so many stories from our youth and the reality is a big., bustling, loud market selling most everything with extraordinarily pushy vendors following you as you try to navigate the tiny passageways.

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Reviewed November 1, 2014

We walked about the historical casbah, the old doorways, public water fountain, museum, overlooked the Ferry terminal and new (in construction) yacht harbor. Had lunch on the ramparts across the square from the museum.

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