7 Day Itinerary in Tangier

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There's plenty to pack in your 7 days in Tangier: medians and museums, hammams and expat hangouts.

Day One

Your first day will begin at Grand Socco, a romantic leafy plaza central to many sights. Explore the plaza and adjacent Mendoubia Gardens, then soak in the view over lunch at rooftop cafe Al Mountaza. Stop in to DARNA, a Women's Association with shops, and St. Andrew's Church before having an artsy evening at cinema and cafe Cinematheque de Tangier.

Day Two

Day Two will be devoted to exploring the famed Medina, where the winding alleys will take you back to another time. It's easy to get lost in the ancient labyrinth, so consider hiring a guide. Don't miss sights like the Petit Socco, Grande Mosquee and American Legation Museum. Enjoy a multicourse dinner at Hamadi.

Day Three

For you third day, head into the fortified Kasbah. Visit Dar el Makhzen, an exquisite museum the former sultan's palace. Enjoy the hilltop views, then stroll along the town beach (but don't go swimming!). For an excellent dinner with a romantic view, dine at Riad Tanja Restaurant.

Day Four

Spend the next day in ambient Ville Nouvelle. Peruse the architecture of Gran Teatro de Cervantes and pass the once-grand, now-crumbling Grand Hôtel Villa de France, before lunching at Italian Anna e Paolo. Sate your art craving at Galerie Delacroixand and Musée d'Art Contemporain. Enjoy the view at Terrasse des Paresseux before your evening promenade through the neighborhood; be sure to stop at one of the many streetside cafes for mint tea.

Day Five

On your fifth day, take a tour of Beat-writer landmarks. Hotel el-Muniria housed William Burroughs, while scenes from a Paul Bowles movie were filmed at Hotel Continental. Pass by now-closed but still-infamous 1001 Nights. Sip coffee at Cafe De Pais and Cafe Central, both literary hotspots, and while the time away at scenic Cafe Hafa.

Day Six

Spend Day Six outside the city. Take a day trip to the medieval town Chefchaouen, then head to the tranquil rural village Kalaa, making sure to hike around the nearby Rif Mountains. Hiring a guide is recommended.

Day Seven

Spend your last day indulging in a little Moroccan luxury. Women should head to female-only Sheherazzade Hammam, while men and couples will love luxury spa El Minzah Wellness. Lunch at chic La Giralda before visiting the lavish Sidi Hosni Palace. Top it all off at Restaurant el-Korsan, one of Tangier's best and classiest dining venues.

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