Special Notice: With particular regard to shopping facilities, only a few of the many stores are mentioned. It is possible you will find others which you may prefer to those we have listed.
Tangier is situated in the extreme North-West of Africa and is the last promontory on the Atlantic Ocean. It stands on seven hills with an approximate population of 150,000, and is one of the principal cities of the Kingdom of Morocco, which is ruled by King Hassan II.
- NAME OF LANDING PLACE:
The Ship will anchor in the Bay. Launches or tenders are used. Passengers will land at the inner Harbour steps.
- PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY:
Casbah, Cape Spartel, Phoenician Ruins of Cotta and Caves of Hercules – Distance from town, 30 minutes by Taxi.
Cape Malabata – Five kilometres by Taxi.
Tetuan and Xauen – Old Berber towns in the Rif Mountains, 60 and 100 kilometres respectively by Taxi.
- PRICES OF TAXIS, ETC.
Buses are extremely cheap, taxicabs charge from 1.50 to 2.00 Bhs. for a run into the town.
- PRINCIPAL THEATRES AND CINEMAS:
No theatre, many cinemas showing French and Spanish productions.
Parade Bar – Vignes, 35.
Three Pelicans – Rue Mahatma Ghandi.
Dean’s – Amerique du Sud.
El Minzah – Rue Liberte 85.
- PRINCIPAL RESTAURANTS
El Minzah, Hotel Restaurant, Rue Liberte 85.
Italian Pizzeria – Rue Quevedo, 28.
El Balcon, Hotel Restaurant, Rue Velazquez, 13.
Zagora – B.D. Pasteur.
Guitta’s – San Francisco, 110.
- PRINCIPAL CAFES:
Café de Paris, Place de France centre of town.
Claridge, Boulevard Pasteur.
Zagora, Boulevard Pasteur.
Many other cafés and milk bars.
Emsallah Garden. Open air attractions and revues. (summer only)
Country Club de Tanger – 1½ miles from the centre of town. Visitors welcome. Clubs available for hire.
- SHOPPING CENTRES:
European section: Boulevard Pasteur, Rue Goya, Rue de Fez, Boulevard Mohammed V., Rue de la Liberte.
Moroccan handicrafts – Arnall’s Bazaar, Sidia Bldg., Boulevard Pasteur 54. Moroccan Leather goods, brassware – Broderies d’Art Marocain, 82 Rue de la Liberte.
Works of Art, porcelain, silver, glass and Moroccan carpets – M. Arditti, 87-89 Rue de la Liberte.
Arab section: Rue des Siaghines, Socco Chico, etc.
Many shops selling Moroccan leather, copper, etc.
Usual opening hours, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- WARES OR MERCHANDISE FOR WHICH THE DISTRICT IS FAMOUS:
Moroccan leather goods, carpets, bags, handbags, belts, camel saddle seats, copper ware, trays, etc.
- BATHING FACILITIES AND SEASON:
The main beach extends over several miles. There are several smaller ones. The sand is fine and safe for bathing.
There are swimming pools at the Rif and El Minzah hotels.
- RATE OF EXCHANGE:
Approximately 14 dirhams to £1.
Moroccan Banking officials will be in attendance in the Observation Lounge on arrival to change Sterling to Moroccan Dirhams. Passengers are advised that the importation of Moroccan currency purchased abroad is forbidden. Passengers must exchange their Sterling before going ashore with the Moroccan Bank officials.
Bank representatives will be in the Observation Lounge at approximately 11.00 p.m. to Tuesday to repurchase surplus Moroccan currency subject to the bank receipt, which was issued at the time of booking, being produced, and that the repurchase is limited to a maximum of 25 per cent of the amount originally exchanged.
Sunrise – 05.51 hours. Sunset – 18.55 hours.
Average temperature – 54 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit.