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When you visit the Tangier medina, you must stop at the Petit Socco. Have a coffee and watch the action. The expat community comes here to see and be seen. Travel back in time to the 1950’s and 60’s when poets, writers and musicians hung...More
Tourists groups climbing up from the port to Medina are constantly harassed here by street vendors pushing products to their faces, moving individually you are left in peace. Businesses have suffered from the negative publicity, one big souvenir shop has closed down, the more interesting...More
We ate lunch at an open cafe on Petit Socco ("little square") - simple crepes and coffee - and watched the world go by, occasionally politely repelling beggars, shoe shine guys and stray cats (the city is overrun with them, as are many ports, but...More
Large and impressive local market, mainly food. Fish section particularly impressive - you could buy a whole shark if you wanted; poulty section not for the squeamish - it is commonplace to by a live chicken then have it despatched by the butcher (at least...More
Our hotel was on the street and we had a balcony, so it was nice to pop our heads out and have a nosey at the happenings. It was a little noisy at night, but wasn't too bad. Used to be one of the main...More
Petit Socco is just a small square in the middle of the town with some shops and restaurants around. There is nothing exceptional, so I wouldn’t really call it a tourist sight, but rather a square to pass by.