With its monuments and heritage of different civilizations, the Medina of Tangier has great historical and architectural legacy.
- Kasbah: beating heart of the city
Separated from the medina by ramparts, the Kasbah, ancient palace district, is Built on the highest point in the city, overlooking the harbor. It can be accessed through Bab El Assa to enjoy beautiful mansions, the palace of Sultan «Dar El Makhzen», the Museum of Moroccan Arts and the Museum of Antiquities «Dar El Ghorfa» where you can discover the prehistoric and ancient remains of Tangier…
The one bustling market place called “The Grand Socco” (souq). It is the central point for travelers who want to explore the city. It is located at the entrance to the medina, a point where the modern city’s streets are forced to continue into the narrow streets of the old city.
Following the footsteps of famous celebrities like Paul Bowles, nothing beats mint tea in the cafes (coffee shops) of the small Socco. There is also a large mosque built in the eighteenth century over the ruins of an old Portuguese cathedral.
- The American Legation Museum
This is the first American historical monument located outside the United States. It is a small palace in the heart of the kasbah, offered in 1821 by Sultan Moulay Suleiman to the fifth President of the United States, James Monroe. once called «consulate» until 1923, then it was adopted through a new naming ‘’legation’’. This was a significant event for the U.S. government as it was one of the first pieces of property the government had ever owned from abroad. Today, we find inside it a collection of pictures on Moroccan history, maps, prints of Tangier and historical events that took place in the Medina, and The McBey Collection, that includes several paintings from over forty artists originating from eleven countries.
The new city’s main Boulevard ‘’Pasteur’’ lined with modern buildings and residences. Amidst these buildings, the Faro square, a few meters from the place of France, opens up a wonderful view of the harbor and the Bay of Tangier. The Tangiers call it «Sour al maâgazine» or «Wall of lazy people», that is where people resumed their breath after the steep path from the port. The Boulevard is also populated with buildings dating from the early twentieth century. True witnesses of the history of the city and it bay.
The city of Tangier is also the panoramic ledge. Overlooking the Bay of Tangier, it offers a place to relax and walk with stunning views of the beach and the Bay of Tangier.
The cornice, which has just been refurbished, has been redesigned to provide maximum space for pedestrians clearing the sea view. It also has many trendy places for relaxing moments in Tangier.
The mountain of Tangier is the lung of the city. The forest of pine trees and local vegetation make it a place of unique walks. it also the residential district of Tangier where you can admire beautiful houses and magnificent palaces in the shade of the forest. Do not miss the park Perdicaris and the Miradors.
- Grottoes of Hercules- Caves of Hercules
The Caves of Hercules“, situated 14 Km west of the city of Tangier, are a place of stunning natural beauty and great archaeological significant. This is where the mythical figure, Hercules used to slept to rest from the 12 labors that was given to him by king Eurystheus of Tiryns.
Tangier is home to a very famous little church and a popular tourist attraction named St Andrews Church. In the year 1880, Hassan I of Morocco donated the first strip of land to the English where they could erect an iron Church. Soon it became too small to accommodate congregation and a bigger one was built. The neat church with its clean rows of pews is still well attended every Sunday morning and worshippers come from far and wide to attend the morning service.
What makes this church so unique and interesting is the Lord’s Prayer. Behind the altar on the archway, visitors will be able to view a version of this well-known prayer in Arabic. Several famous names are buried in the church ground such as the British writer Walter Harris, and Commander Roy Howell RN to name a few.
The perdicaris Park extends in the area of 70 hectares between the sea and the mountains. Known also under the name Rmilat, it offers a great and cultural richness. It was an old property of the US diplomat Ion Perdicaris but now it belongs to the Moroccan State, which oversees its maintenance and preservation.
The Park seduces with its vegetation and the variety of bird species it hosts. It is an ideal place in Tangier to resource one’s energies, spend time with family, have picnic and a stroll or to exercise. For those who love nature, this park is an opportunity to enjoy its lush vegetation, the mountains surroundings it and the sea that completes this irreplaceable place.
Located on a cliff near the Medina and near the Marchan neighborhood, this necropolis consists of several tombs witnessing the Phoenician civilization
- Tetouan’s Medina” a UNISCO World Heritage Site”
Tetouan Medina (Old Town) Has retained its authentic Andalusian soul, which makes this town the most Hispano-Moorish influenced of Moroccan cities. It is easily acceded through its seven gates beautifully engineered. This is a thoroughly atmospheric place to explore its various ethnic quarters- Andalusian, Berber, and Jewish and experience Morocco’s multicultural history. Every twist and turn down an alleyway brings you to a new picture to a perfect local scene with lots of lovely, slightly crumbling buildings lining the narrow lanes.
- The Archaeological Museum- Tetouan-
Two cities rose and fell in the premises of Tetouan before th city’s rebuilding in the 15 the century. The Archaeological Museum is dedicated to exploring this prehistoric Tetouan, exhibiting beautiful artfacts from sites across Northen Morocco to teach visitors avout the city’s historical roots. Antique coins, bronzes, pottery items, and mosaics. The museum also houses an excellent library, with more than 60,000 volumes dedicated to the preservation of North African literature. Open Wed-Mon from 9am to 4:30pm
A beautifull artist town located 25 miles down the coast of Tangier. Assilah is well known in Morocco for its artists, white washed houses and cultural life. It popular festival of culture has made this small seaside town a destination for art-work insiders without ruining its unhurried pace and traditional way of life. The International Cultural Moussem of Assilah has become a cultural meeting place. In August, since 1978 when the moussem was first established, the city of Assilah turns into a cultural capital,
a pilgrimage place for artists of all types and from all walks. Assilah’s charm is beyond the festival: several sublime beaches lie at the foot of the village’s fifteenth-century ramparts, and in the souk inside the Andalusian-style medina, vendors sell Berber rugs, vintage textiles, and hand-painted furniture, all of it authentic and well-priced.
- Shadows of Olympus in Larache
It is the thermal Baths of Lixus, 80 km south of Tangier, where tourists can admirably enjoy the 60m2 mosaics representing the austere and majestic features of Neptune, topped between crustacean legs. The presence of Neptune is not accidental, it said that at Lixus that Hercules would have picked the golden apples, the eleventh deed of his labours.
The most remarkable remains of the termal baths, are the template, the theater and the Acropolis preserved in perfect condition.
The waterfall of Ras el Maa is just beyond the far northeastern gate of Chaouen medina. It’s here, where the water comes gushing out of mountains. Local woman come to do their washing there. The sound of the water and the verdant hills just beyond the medina wall provide a sudden, strong dose of nature.
- Uta El Hamam Square- Chaouen
While wondering through the medina’s cobbled street you can visit Uta el Haam square; the heartbeat of Chaouen, its treasures includes the beautiful mosque, the Kasbah, craft and art shops as well as a plenty of coffees and restaurant.
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