Located on the northwestern of Morocco, on the Moroccan coast at the western entrance to the strait of Gibraltar, Tangier is a major city at a major location where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Spartel, It is the capital of the Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region, as well as the Tangier-Assilah prefecture of Morocco.
Tangier history is considered one of the richest histories in all of Morocco, the reason of that is many different cultures and civilizations passed through this area, at first it was a Berber small town then changed into a Phoenician trading center to the independence era around the 1950s, and then became a destination for many European and American diplomats, spies, writers and businessmen.
Tangier climate is Mediterranean with a heavy rain falls, the summer is hot and sunny, and the winter is wet and mild.
Tangier has its own football and sports, and is one of the host cities for the 2015 Africa cup of nations football tournament, at Ibn Battuta stadium and other cities across Morocco, until Morocco was banned due to their denial.
When you are in Tangier, you will find many choices of what to do and see, you might even get lost there, but do not worry we are here to help and guide you for the most beautiful experiences in Tangier, keep reading to check all the spots that you should not miss in Tangier.
Now after we got a look about Tangier, its location, history, and culture, let us find out what to do there, and what to visit:
Attractive Places And Things To Do in Tangier
1: American Legation:
This property was the first property owned by the U.S in Morocco, long time ago it was an embassy it has the U.S seal with 13 stars on the wall until now.
This small interesting history museum is a very good place for visitors and citizens to learn about the history between Morocco and the U.S, this long friendly history.
To accesses this museum you have to pay a very minimum entrance fee, also it might be little hard to locate this place, but when you do you will never forget it.
It will be great opportunity to take photos there near one of the paintings on the walls and covering them.
2: Hercules Cave:
Local people look at this place as a source of pride and honor, they claim that its opening is where the cave meets the sea in the shape of Africa, and the sculpting of the cave area will be very interesting for the visitors there.
It is difficult to tell how natural it is or how much time the Berber laborers needed to create this amazing tourist attraction, but this place will give you a magical time, and you will see inside that cave, things you might never see yet, ARENOT YOU EXCITED TO CHECK? 😉
3: Medina of Tangier:
It is An amazing city with amazing people, delicious food, and rich culture, it is an amazing mixture of Andalusia, Moorish, colonial and Moroccan architecture all packed together, there you can shop without a fear, no hassles like the other medinas in Morocco, also there you can just take a set outside a café and relax and watch the sea.
Medina of Tangier
4: Cap Spartel:
Cap Spartel is high land out in the sea, surrounded with Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea on three sides, it is about 1000 ft. above sea level, this ideal location gives this city its touristic gravity, the houses there have a lovely view of the coastline, and many souvenir vendors. Nearby are beaches. It’s a nice change of pace from the city to set and relax and get some sweat memories.
One of the interesting things there is the rocks at sea below is painted with many colors. It is said that line extended towards Europe divides Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.
5: Tangier Beach:
This beach keeps developing from time to time, and for those who visit Tangier for many times, they will feel the differences for sure.
This beach is known for its clean coast and sand and they use machines to clean it daily, the beach also offers you a camel ride on its coast that will be unforgettable journey, trust me.
After all, the most amazing experience this beach offers is a walk on this calm, clean beach where you will get the chance to relax and run away from the world and get your old memories.
6: Museum of Moroccan Arts:
Art, crafts and natural attractions are all mixed in this amazing museum, The original building is very nice and interesting, it is worth to give this place a visit when you travel to Tangier, and it is only few dollars to check in, not much 🙂
In there you will see the history, culture and the modernity all mixed together.
Museum of Moroccan Arts
7: Tomb of Ibn Battuta:
Follow the signs on the walls of a few houses in the medina and easily you will get to the tomb, 20min walk from the “Petit Socco”.
Access is free, and don’t forget to take off your shoes before you get in the tomb, inside it you will see the coffins covered with a green cover and many verses of coran on top of it.
Tomb of Ibn Battuta
Hotels and restaurants:
Many famous hotels and restaurants can be found in Tangier, your room will have a great view on the sea, or maybe it will be on top of a mountain, in Tangier everything is possible, also, you will enjoy watching the clear nights and stars from your balcony.
The restaurants in Tangier are also special, and offers you all kinds of food; you will taste some new dishes as well.
If you have been to Tangier, do not forget to give us your feedback about the journey, tell us what was the most excited place you visited there, and what was the special thing you did?
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