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Why Visit Tangier, Morocco

Located on the Strait of Gibraltar, the Moroccan city of Tangier is also known as Europes's gateway to Africa. This northernmost city in Morocco has long been of great importance due to its strategic location but it also charms with beauty and authenticity as well. Situated adjacent to the Rif Mountains overlooking the water, this picturesque port is a fusion of African, Spanish, French, and Portuguese heritage, making Tangier even more unique.

One of the most important points of interest on any Tangier tour is the Kasbah, the old town of the city. Wandering along its narrow streets is a one-of-a-kind experience and the best way to explore the local authenticity. After doing so, make sure to visit the Kasbah Museum, the former residence of Portuguese governors, to take a look at the valuable collection of numerous artifacts.

Another place worth paying a visit to is the American Legation where you can get acquainted with the relations between the two countries, as well as admire multiple pieces of artwork and history. In addition to that, don't miss the chance to visit the Musee de la Fondation Lorin, exhibiting old photographs of the city in the 19th and 20th centuries. Situated in a former synagogue, it allows you to get to know the Tangerian culture better and takes you back in time with wonderful images.

Among other highlights of Tangier travel, make sure to explore the Medina, Grand Socco, the Tomb of Ibn Battuta, and Place de France. However, it is important not to forget the beautiful places outside the city as well, such as the Caves of Hercules. Located 14 kilometers (8 miles) west of Tangier, the site is featured in numerous legends and myths and has become one of the landmarks of the area. The archaeological cave complex has two openings, one facing the land and the other overlooking the sea, which actually resembles the shape of Africa.

Tangier is a bustling place full of culture, history, beautiful architecture, and numerous places of interest. Some say that one visit is not enough and they are probably right. Are you ready to make sure of it yourself?

Best Things to Do in Tangier, Morocco

  • Explore the Tangier old town, called Kasbah
  • Check out the Grand Socco and the Tomb of Ibn Battuta
  • Make your way to the city outskirt to see the Caves of Hercules

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