Tangier is a border town north Morocco and the kingdom’s main gateway to Europe, approximately 14 km through the strait of Gibraltar. The population of Tangiers amounted to 669,685 inhabitants in the 2004 census, to be the fifth city of Morocco. The city has a rich history and unique geography, this exceptional location has for a long time made of Tangier a place of covetousness and excited the lust of successive cultures and civilization.
Starting by the ancient Greeks and Phoenicians who had been making of it a trading base, the city was later occupied by Roman Empire, before coming under different Arab factions, and then was conquered by Portugues, years later tangier became an international zone and lasted this way until after Moroccan independence in 1956, following this numerous colonization the city was nicknamed as “The city of foreiners”, and it still so far but this time for being a source of inspiration for generations of artists and intellectuals from all over the world.
Since 1999 Tangier has been undergoing mega development and modernization, the port Tangier Med is a good example, it has turned the city into a global commercial hub, and enhanced tourism across the region.
Starting and finishing point : Your Riad or Hotel.
– Caves of Hercules : The legend says that Hercules, the giant man, has once lived here, the cave is now open to the public, and it contains wonderful footsteps and inscription on the walls.
– Dar El-Makhzen museum : It was once the pasha’s palace and now has become a museum that houses various collections of Moroccan crafts, wooden and earthenware objects.
– Gran Teatro Cervantes : An architectural jewel and the first big theatre in Morocco.
– Fondation Lorin : One of the city’s oldest synagogues where a big collection of ancient photographs and paintings of Tangier city are presented.
– Kasbah museum : The former Sultan’s palace, with an open-air courtyard, large garden and an outstanding collection of artifacts.
– St Andrew’s Church : One of the more eccentric Anglican churches in Morocco decorated in a beautiful Moorish style.
– The grand Mosque of Tangier : A Beautiful mosque from Arab-Muslim architecture stylishly decorated with mosaics, sculpted plasters and dozens of other small decorative details that give it all its charm.
– Mendoubia Garden : An ideal place for a small Sunday-walk with family or friends and to get oxygenated in the middle of the city.
This exceptional tour is going to start right after breakfast, first we will visit the famous Kasbah museum, that dates back to 15th century, take a walk through the sultan’s palace and discover the lovely courtyard and garden found there before sweeping the Medina’ streets and alleys, each lane, each passage and each door is a discovery and a great pleasure for the senses.
The square of the small Socco is the Medina’s hub of activities where plenty of cafés and restaurants to be found and is perfect for lunch or a cup of tea. Right after that we will head to visit many other important sights including the St Andrew’s Church, Ibn-Khaldoun Gallery, Sour Lmeegazin (the wall of lazy people ) and more…