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  • There are many interesting sights of which to take notice while visiting Tangier
  • The first place I believe to start is the Medina
  • Once on the top of this incline, I notice a small white building

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      There are many interesting sights of which to take notice while visiting Tangier. The first place I believe to start is the Medina.

      You enter through Rue Semmarine. You initially come upon the prior gold marketplace of the city. Even so there are still quite a few stores selling jewelry.

      There is an incline from here of which you travel down and as such you run into the Church of the Immaculate Conception. This is a beautiful Spanish church constructed at the end of the 19th century.

      If you head a couple doors down you reach the former residence of the naib. This was the sultan’s agent and therefore was the contact between the leader of Morocco and Europe. This was the fact until 1923. The residence is No. 41. Once


      inside, I was delighted to discover orange trees within the courtyard area.

      I traversed from here to Petit Socco. This is where individuals may stop in at a nice eatery to enjoy a refreshing cup of tea. The square has historically experienced a shady and colorful past. However some of its less than reputable faction remains as brothels are still found within the area.

      Once you leave Petit Socco, you travel down Rue Jemaa-el Kebir. This will take you east past Grand Mosquee. This was at one time the sight of a temple constructed by the Romans.

      A Portuguese church was also previously located on the site.

      A scenic view is located over the port area. At this point, you’re provided the opportunity of enjoying the port area and reflect upon all the wonderful sites and ...


      • areas you have been fortunate enough to visit.

        Once I rested, I once again regained my bearings and retraced my steps, returning once more to the Petit Socco location. Once here, I took Rue des Almohades which places one in a direction going north. The vendors here are very aggressive as to selling their wares so keep this in mind as you travel past them. Eventually you will come to Rue M Torres. It is here you will want to climb upwards. Once on the top of this incline, I notice a small white building. This structure contains the final resting place of Sidi Hosni. In very close proximity to this tomb is the Sidi Hosni Palace. I am informed this is where the heiress to the Woolworth fortune had resided

        and thrown some most glamorous social events.

        All in all the Medina is a very popular destination when visiting Tangier. Although this isn’t a back- road area which is preferred and far more interesting to some, it is still a good spot to be when you are first in Morocco. It is an area you may easily navigate. All the sites I’ve mentioned herein offer an interesting vibe especially the Sidi Hosni Palace which once again was home to Barbara Hutton the Woolworth heiress.

        Regardless, where you visit, if you start in this general area your curiosity will be easily piqued to find out what other areas of the city may offer to you. Plus if it is your first time here, by sticking with this course first you will not become lost or frustrated.




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