The closest major African city to Europe, Tangier was once known as the Pearl of the Mediterranean. Sadly, its reputation today is lackluster, to say the least. It has more than its share of pestering touts and crowded, run-down streets. It's not nearly as interesting as Fez or Marrakech, but it still has the anything-goes aura that, over the years, has attracted such writers as Paul and Jane Bowles, William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg and Tennessee Williams, the artists Delacroix and Matisse, and... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide.
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