Tangier and the Mediterranean

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  • 1. Cap Spartel Lighthouse


    Built by Sultan Mohammed III in 1864, this lighthouse was maintained by Britain, France, Spain, and Italy until Morocco's independence from...Read More

  • 2. Grand Socco

    Ville Nouvelle | Market/Bazaar

    Tangier's chief market area in times past, the Grand Socco (a combination of French and Spanish meaning "great souk")—and otherwise known as...Read More

  • 3. Kasbah

    Medina | Plaza/Square

    Sprawling across the ancient medina's highest point, Tangier's Kasbah can be blinding at midday as the infamous Mediterranean sun bounces off...Read More

  • 4. Kasbah Museum of Mediterranean Cultures

    Medina | Museum/Gallery

    Occupied since the 12th century, the current Kasbah Palace was reconstructed in the 18th century by Ahmed Ben Ali. This former seat of power...Read More

  • 5. Lixus BC


    You may have heard of Volubilis, Morocco's most famous Roman ruins in Meknès, but on the Loukkos River, Lixus BC is a lesser-known but still...Read More

  • 6. Medina and Kasbah


    Chefchaouen boasts one of the most picturesque medinas in Morocco. Compact and crowd-free, it’s a delight to explore, with almost every building...Read More

  • 7. School of Arts and Crafts


    Located across from Bab el Okla, this living museum founded by the monarchy has been considered the premier school in Morocco for the creation...Read More

  • 8. St. Andrew's Church

    Ville Nouvelle | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    While Morocco is now a Muslim country, this towering Anglican church still stands as a vestige of Tangier's international days. Consecrated...Read More

  • 9. Tangier American Legation

    Medina | Museum/Gallery

    As the first American public property outside of the United States, the Tangier American Legation pays testament to the long-standing relationship...Read More

  • 10. Akchour Waterfall and God's Bridge


    Located a short walk from the village of Akchour and a five-minute drive by grand taxi from Chefchaouen to Talassemtane National Park, these...Read More

  • 11. Archaeological Museum


    Off Place Al Jala, this three-room museum holds a large collection of Roman mosaics and statuettes, coins, bronzes, and pottery found at various...Read More

  • 12. Castillo del Desnarigado


    Located just under Ceuta's lighthouse, and named for a flat-nosed Berber pirate who made the cove his home in 1417 after escaping from an Algerian...Read More

  • 13. Caves of Hercules


    Five kilometers (3 miles) south of the cape are the so-called Caves of Hercules, a popular tourist attraction tied to the region's relationship...Read More

  • 14. Cinémathèque de Tanger

    Medina | Arts/Performance Venue

    This popular cinema and cultural center, the Cinémathèque de Tanger, is housed in a renovated, white-washed 1938 theater and offers retrospective...Read More

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  • 15. Cotta


    Approximately 7 km (4½ miles) south of Cap Spartel, look down toward the beach and you'll see the ruins of the 3rd century BC Roman town of...Read More

  • 16. Ethnographic Museum


    Created in 1928, the Ethnographic Museum was moved to its current home in 1948; the building is the former fortress of the sultan Moulay Abderrahman...Read More

  • 17. Foso de San Felipe


    St. Philip's Moat was built in 1530 by Portuguese crusaders to strengthen the town's fortifications. Crossing the moat gives you grand views...Read More

  • 18. Grand Mosque

    Medina | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The towering white-and-green-tiled minaret of the largest mosque in the city make it one of the most recognizable attractions in Tangier's medina...Read More

  • 19. Medina


    Tetouan's UNESCO-protected medina is one of Morocco's most compact and interesting spaces, and was particularly important in the 8th century...Read More

  • 20. Mendoubia Gardens

    Ville Nouvelle | Garden

    Directly opposite Cinema Rif stands the former residence of the Mendoub—the sultan's representative on the governing commission during the...Read More

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