Tangier

Tangier Travel Guide

The ambience may be initially inauspicious, but inside, the goods, culled from all over the country, are cheap and first-rate: spice holders, hand-painted cups from Fez, inlaid boxes, miniature teapots, and more.

The shop is full of exquisite embroidered table linens.

The Art Deco cinema was saved by local artists in the community as part of a larger effort to save Tangier's historic buildings.

A market of straw furniture and baskets; custom orders welcome.

The utterly distinctive, handmade, oddly colored booties are embellished with covered buttons and lacings.

An excellent store for antique finds.

Goods spill out along the seemingly endless miles of rough sidewalk: everything from incredibly inexpensive tin lanterns ready to be repurposed as lamps and antique tubs that can be turned into tables to—legend has it—smaller accessories stamped dunhill or hermès.

Deep within the medina, Boutique Majid stocks historic indigenous furniture and objets d'art (armoires; birdcages) alongside oversize antique Berber jewelry. A huge silver hamsa hand dangles from a pendant, while amber and coral beads cry out to be worn layered.

A great market for babouche slippers.

The owners provide Perrier shoppers troll the endless array of carpets, most of them ridiculously underpriced at around $300. Make sure you measure your rooms at home before making the trip.

The go-to place for carpets.