Travel

Gorgeous Moroccan decor in Tangiers

On a trip along the South coasts of France and Spain, we took the ferry over to Tangiers in Morocco from Algeciras port.

It’s an easy journey into Morocco from Spain and it was a great way to end our Mediterranean trip.

 

20130316-IMG_8917

The thing that I loved the most about Tangiers was our hotel (Dar Jameel) and I couldn’t get enough of it!

20130316-IMG_8910

I took more photos of the interior decor than the city itself, I also had a sickness bug that I’d picked up from France so it was great to chill out in such a beautiful place.

20130316-IMG_8919

The reason the hotel was so great is that it is a traditional Moroccan-style house that has a courtyard, called a riad.

20130316-IMG_8921

I loved the beautiful tile work that could be found throughout the house.

20130316-IMG_8922

Riads can be found all over Morocco, with beautiful design and ornate features.

20130316-IMG_8929

I was obsessed by the wood carvings on the walls.

20130316-IMG_8931

Lighting is, of course, everything, and lamps like this stained glass number give off atmospheric light.

20130316-IMG_8933

This was one of my favourite rooms as it was dimly light and had these beautiful arches.

20130316-IMG_8934

Even the window shutters were intricately painted.

20130316-IMG_8940

Here the wood carving and painting come together to make lovely panels of art.

The rooftops of Medina
The rooftops of Medina

As many buildings in Tangiers have a flat roof, we could sit there and enjoy the view.

There wasn’t a lot to do in Tangiers for tourists but we loved sitting on the roof watching the world inside the medina.

I would love to stay in a riad again, just think of the instagram pictures you could get…

See you again Morocco!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s