The American writer Paul Bowles called it the “Dream City” in his Memoirs of a Nomad. Fascinated by the city of a thousand identities, he went to Tangiers in the 1950s and never left (he stayed there for over 50 years).
The white city has long attracted writers such as Bowles, Beckett, Kerouac and Truman Capote, as well as painters, Delacroix and Matisse, designers, Yves Saint Laurent, and musicians, Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones. From the palaces of the medina to the new art venues, from its cafés to its mythical hotels, from Mohamed VI Avenue to the Kasbah, the Moroccan city has managed to renew itself over the years and continues to make people dream.
Unloved under the reign of King Hassan II, the citadel had fallen into decline. But since the ascension of Mohamed VI, the third Moroccan city in terms of population has regained its place in the Cherifian kingdom, and is experiencing a new economic, cultural and tourist revival.
Benefiting from a strategic position at the crossroads of Europe and Africa, Tangier is now booming, with investors and tourists arriving from all over the world.