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EXPLORE TANGIER

A Moroccan port city overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier has been disputed since Phoenician times for its strategic position. It represents, in fact, the crossing point between Africa and Europe, where the Mediterranean and the Atlantic meet.

NOT TO BE MISSED

MEDINA

The labyrinthine old city (or Medina) of Tangier unfolds through narrow streets similar to gorges, where you can breathe the authenticity of this place, full of leather goods stalls, carpets, spices, fruits, vegetables, fish and handmade jewelry.

KASBAH

The Medina is dominated by the Sultan's Palace or Kasbah, now a Museum of Moroccan Art, built by Ismail Ibn Sharif, who reconquered Tangier after two centuries of British occupation.

CAVES OF HERCULES

Legend has it that Hercules stayed in these caves while preparing for his eleventh labor. However, the more historical version attributes the discovery of the caves to the Phoenicians.

CAPE ESPARTEL

12 km west of Tangier and more than 300 meters above sea level lies Cape Espartel, one of the two points marking the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar. The promontory is crowned by a lighthouse dating from 1864, the first built in Morocco in modern times.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

WHEN TO VISIT

Tangier’s climate is Mediterranean, with mild, rainy winters and hot, sunny summers. The average temperature of the coldest month, January, is 12 °C, while August is 24 °C.

HOW TO GET THERE

Train: Tangier cannot be reached by train from Europe.

Airplane:Tangier International Airport is 12 km from the city.

Bus: Tangier cannot be reached by bus from Europe.

Ferry: Several ferries depart daily from Tarifa (Spain) and arrive in Tangier in about an hour.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Currency: Dirham

Language: Arabic, French and Berber, Spanish.

Electric current: 220 V and 50 Hz. Type C or E electrical plugs and sockets.

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