Petit Socco, Tangier

3.5
#3 of 8 in Historic Sites in Tangier
Absorb the history at Petit Socco--once the city's cultural nucleus, and today a testimony of those times. Until the 1950s, public life flourished around this square, with numerous banks and business offices, cafes, hotels, restaurants, and casinos. Take a walk around the historic souk, and see the old but well-preserved architecture of the homes where artists once lived. Today, scores of vendors sell handmade items and souvenirs, as well as clothes and accessories. Take a tea break in one of the quaint cafes, which offer excellent spots for people-watching. Petit Socco is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • I would recommend sipping tea or coffee at a cafe above the Cafe Manara, the view of the bustling street below is amazing and the vibe is truly pleasant. there are side entrances on either side of...  more »
  • A lovely small square with elegant buildings and colours. Restaurants, Cafes and souvenir shops with mainly local people make this place authentic.  more »
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  • A real nice cafe, definitely worth it for that huge cup of mint tea.
  • This is the new Moroccan restaurant that replaced a French restaurant in 2016, and while it has a daily selection of excellent couscous, tajines, soups and deserts, I must admit that I do miss the delicious French foods that used to be served here. It seems the name is the same but this is now a fairly good Moroccan restaurant right on the Petit Socco in Tangier's Medina. You can easily walk here from the port, from the Grand Socco, Dar Baroud and the Hotel Continental or the Kasbah. Upstairs there is a small, comparatively quiet and unpretentious dining room, from which you can enjoy the fabulous views and activities in the Petit Socco. After some renovations during Ramadan, the restaurant reopened for business in late-June 2017. The new owners have added a covered rooftop dining terrace which is quite pleasant, and I suspect you won't want to leave. Le Bistro du Petit Socco has WiFi, and it works, so that is definitely a plus. You should try this restaurant right on the Petit Socco. No alcoholic beverages are available. I found the upper terrace had the most amazing views of the Petit Socco, the Hotel Fuentes, Cafe Tingis and Cafe Central. There is even a glimpse of the port and ocean. It is across from the Hotel Maram and the new upscale Palais Zahia Hotel and Spa.
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