The British bride of Tangier

In the early 1873, London was taken by a storm at the news brought home by the press that a British girl, Miss Emily Keene by name, contracted a marriage with a native saint in Morocco. Emily was the daughter of John Keene, the governor of Surrey County prison, and Emma Wharen, who claimed to…

Why choosing me as your guide ?

My name is Muhammad and I’m a Tangier Private Guide in Morocco, My Tangier Private Tours are offered according to the customer’s needs and budget, including walking tours, sightseeing tour, cultural visits, hiking tours. My grandfather was a tour guide in the old town of Tangier where I grew up and spent much of my…

Paul Bowles in Tangier

Of all of the expatriate writers who lived in Tangier, Paul Bowles was certainly the most famous and prolific, and he lived and worked a total of 52 years in the city. Tangier, Morocco is a Mediterranean port city located on the Strait of Gibraltar, with views of the southern coast of Spain. When Bowles…

The world’s most famous traveler who started his voyage from Tangier

Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Battuta was a Moroccan Muslim scholar and traveler. He was known for his traveling and undertaking excursions called the Rihla. His journeys lasted for a period of almost thirty years, covering nearly the whole of the known Islamic world and beyond. They extended from North Africa, West Africa, Southern Europe and…

The history of Tangier

Tangier’s history is a raucous tale of foreign invasion, much of it driven by the city’s strategic location at the entrance to the Mediterranean. The area was first settled as a trading base by the ancient Greeks and Phoenicians, and named for the goddess Tinge, the lover of Hercules, who legendarily pulled Europe apart from…

The International crisis in Tangier : kidnapping of Perdicaris

On 18 May 1904, Perdicaris and Ellen’s son Cromwell were kidnapped from their home by Mulai Ahmed er Raisuli‘s bandits. Several of Perdicaris’s servants were injured by Raisuli’s men, and Ellen was left behind alone. Shortly after leaving Tangier, Perdicaris broke his leg in a horse fall. Raisuli demanded of Sultan Abdelaziz of Morocco, $70,000 ransom, safe conduct,…

Henri Matisse in Tangier Morocco

Henri Matisse saw Tangier as an earthly paradise. The artist visited the city twice, in 1912 and 1913, in search of a new direction for his art, and found inspiration for his greatest works in the bright African light, vivid colors and languid sensuality of the Moroccan landscape and architecture, the gardens and the people….