Due to its unique location, Morocco has been influenced by many cultures throughout the years. All of these influences have created a culture unlike any other and that could be easily seen in the country’s unique architectural style.
The strongest influence in the country’s architecture is Islam, directing the construction and ornamentation of the buildings. In addition, to that the Hispano-Moorish architecture also took roots in Morocco during the Almoravid dynasty. Today, a combination of these two particular styles can be found in most buildings throughout the country. The beauty in Moroccan architecture is that these elements can typically be found blended in with Islamic-style buildings.
Morocco is filled with exquisite architectural gems that tell the intriguing story of a country that has continuously welcomed and absorbed different cultures, lifestyles and beautiful designs.
The beautiful villas situated on cliffs from downtown Tangier, overlooking the Straits of Gibraltar and the coast of Spain are the absolute gems of Tangier. They incorporate Modernist and traditional Moroccan features including large floor-to-ceiling windows and checkerboard-marble floors.