Tangier weekend guide

This town may not be on your bucket list, but it is well worth a visit, and not just for the unique and special Villa Mabrouka, the late home of Yves Saint Laurent, converted into a fine luxury hotel by Jasper Conran.

There is so much to discover, from the delicious Marocan cuisine to the spectacular mix of the Mediterranean and Atlantic oceans, not to mention the medina, the kasbah and all that is yet to be discovered. IRMA opens her address book, look for a three-day getaway.


Day One

Commence your adventure by ascending to the Kasbah, a time-honored citadel perched gracefully above the city. Wander its ancient alleyways, where echoes of centuries past mingle with panoramic sea views. Immerse yourself in the intricate mosaics of Dar el-Makhzen palace and explore the Museum of Moroccan Arts, delving deep into Tangier’s rich tapestry.

in the kasbah of Tangier

Descend to Petit Socco, a vibrant square pulsating with the rhythm of daily life. Here, amid the fragrant aromas of mint tea and tantalizing tagines, embark on a culinary journey celebrating Morocco’s gastronomic heritage. Indulge in local delicacies at a traditional eatery, savoring each bite amidst the lively atmosphere of Tangier’s medina.

Navigate the medina’s labyrinthine alleys, where history and contemporary flair intertwine in a riot of colors and cultures. Pause at Las Chicas concept store, an oasis of creativity showcasing the craftsmanship of local artisans. From bespoke fashion to artisanal crafts, immerse yourself in Tangier’s artisanal spirit and modern sensibilities.

Las Chicas Concept store in Tangier

As dusk descends, embrace the bohemian charm of Media, Tangier’s artistic enclave. Explore galleries filled with avant-garde works or lose yourself in the melodies of live music echoing through the streets. Surrender to the allure of Tangier as day transitions to night, a sensory journey that captivates the soul.


Day two:

Embark on an architectural odyssey at Villa Mabrouka, a testament to Tangier’s timeless appeal. Now a small luxury hotel, this modernist masterpiece offers a glimpse into the city’s glamorous past. Wander through sun-drenched gardens and elegant interiors, where the echoes of bygone eras echo with the whisper of the sea. Read about our visit to the Villa Mabrouka here.

Jasmin Khezri from IRMASWORLD at the Villa Mabrouka in Tangier, Morocco

Indulge in a leisurely meal at one of Tangier’s seaside restaurants, where the flavours of the Mediterranean take centre stage. From succulent seafood to fragrant couscous, savour the essence of Morocco against a backdrop of azure waters and swaying palm trees.

Stroll along Tangier’s picturesque waterfront, where the sea meets the sky. From the bustling port to the tranquil beaches, immerse yourself in the city’s maritime heritage and timeless charm. Pause at the Grand Socco, a bustling square where past and present converge against a backdrop of ancient walls and modern aspirations.

As night falls, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at one of Tangier’s rooftop restaurants, where panoramic views are the perfect accompaniment to culinary delights. Raise a toast to a weekend of exploration and discovery as the city lights twinkle below and the stars shimmer above.

In Tangier, every corner tells a story and every moment is an invitation to immerse yourself in its enchanting charms. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and flavours of this mystical Moroccan gem and embark on a journey that transcends time and captivates the senses.

The flights were organised by Radermacher Reisen.