The old world charm of Tangier, Morocco

Tangier is an ancient Moroccan city located at the western gateway of the Straits of Gibraltar. It sits pretty at the confluence of Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

The history of Tangier starts in 5th century BCE. It was first a Berber town and then a Phoenician trading post. Due to its strategic location, the town came to be home to many a world's cultures. In fact, it was considered an international center by the colonial powers. It hosted American and European diplomats, businessmen, spies and writers.

Among the popular ancient attractions in the town include;

  • Cabo Espartel light house
  • Terraces of Tangier by Enrique Simonet
  • Old Medina
  • Old Port of Tangier
  • Dar el Makhzen (Sultan's palace)
  • Tangier American Legation Museum
  • Museum of Moroccan Arts and Antiquities
  • Museum of Contemporary Art (Tangier)
  • Fondation Lorin
  • Musée de Carmen-Macein
  • Tangier Grand Mosque
  • Petit Socco souk
  • Grand Socco
  • Hotel Continental (Tangier)
  • Church of the Immaculate Conception
  • Anglican Church of St. Andrew
  • Rue Es-Siaghine
  • Rue de la Liberté
  • Avenue Pasteur
  • Ancien Palais du Mendoub
  • Gran Teatro Cervantes
  • Quartier du Marshan
  • Colline du Charf
  • Parc de la Mendoubia
  • Café Hafa

The above is a long list indeed for a small city. You will not only experience the historical centers but also get to swim, sail, fish, relax on the beach and sample some Berber cuisine. Simply put, Tangier is the sort of place you go over and over again without getting tired. Welcome to Morocco.

By Kennedy Runo about Tangier

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