Petit Souk, or Petit Socco, even Little Souk, is one of those places that show the essence of the city in which they are located. In this case, this small square situated in the heart of the medina of Tangier is an essential visit for any visitor who wants to take the pulse of the city and know its traditions.
This place has a good dose of history and legends on its back. For a long time, it was frequented by writers and artists in search of inspiration. William S. Borroughs, Allen Ginsberg or Camille Saint-Saëns are some of them.
This corner is still a perfect place for a mint tea while watching the daily life of Tangier. The mix of spices, leather goods and other crafts create an exotic, pleasant and full of life smells. Older men play backgammon and merchants haggle over the price of their products with tourists.
Petit Socco is a must for your visit to Morocco due to its nostalgic ambience. The passage of time can be appreciated in the buildings of hotels, restaurants and cafes. In addition, Petit Socco is very close to Grand Zoco Square, where you can find stop number 2 on the Tanger Ville Route of the Tanger City Tour. You only have to cross rue Semmanne and rue Siaghine.