It’s a view that has become iconic: an endless sea of roofs lined with clothes hung out to dry; pisé (mud brick) buildings bathed in a palette of pastel paints marked by time. Tangier is Morocco’s international city along the Maghreb coast, where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic. Like so many places we profile, it’s is a melting pot of influences: Berber, Islamic, Spanish, French. And as we often see, this influence and history is cemented into the city’s buildings—in the riads (multi-storied homes with courtyards), in the villas, in the Mosques, in the Zellige tiling.
For our ongoing ‘Building Culture’ series, Florencia Lucila walks through the archways and across the rooftops of this scenic city.