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20 Unmissable Attractions in Tangier

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Web Content Writer
Updated: 3 October 2017
Between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean is one of the most important cities of the Kingdom of Morocco, Tangier. Tangier is a city full of life, due to its extended history that started back in the 5th century BC. It’s full of museums, caves, ancient medinas, mosques and much more. Here are 20 spots you must see in Tangier.
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Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies

This institute commemorates the historic, cultural and diplomatic relations between the United States and Morocco.

Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies, Rue d’Amerique, Tangier, Morocco

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Cape Malabata

A spectacular cape facing the Strait of Gibraltar.

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The Royal Palace

The Royal Palace is a must-see when visiting Morocco. Though it is closed to the public, you can admire its grandiose gates and the details of the gorgeous Moroccan tiles.

The Royal Palace, Rue Kaid Ahmed N. 17, Tetouan, Morocco

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Caves of Hercules

This is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Morocco, it is believed that Hercules slept here before his eleventh labour.

Caves of Hercules, Tangier, Morocco

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Kasbah Museum

This museum was originally the Sultan’s palace – now it is one of the only palaces to have ever been opened to the public in Morocco.

Kasbah Museum, Tangier, Morocco

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Church of Saint Andrew

The Church of Saint Andrew is an Anglican church in Tangier, built in 1894.

Church of Saint Andrew, Tangier, Morocco

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Jardins de la Mendoubia

Located near The Grand Socco, this garden is the perfect place to have a stroll in the morning.

Jardins de la Mendoubia, Place du 9 Avril 1947, Tangier, Morocco

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Bab Al Fahs

Visit the famous gates in Tangier and learn more about the history of the city.

Bab Al Fahs, Rue d’Italie, Tangier, Morocco

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Plaza de Toros

Situated downtown, Plaza de Toros was a bull-fighting arena built by the Spanish in 1950 and still stands today.

Plaza de Toros, Route de Tetouan, Tangier, Morocco

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The Tomb of Ibn Battouta

Visit the tomb of Ibn Batouta, a Moroccan intellectual who traveled the medieval world from 1325 to 1332.

Tomb of Ibn Battouta, Tangier, Morocco

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Phare Cap Spartel

This is an Arabic-style lighthouse in the northwest of Tangier.

Phare Cap Spartel, Tangier, Morocco

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The Grand Socco

This is a big market where you can find fruit, vegetables, spices and many more local Moroccan products.

The Grand Socco, Tangier, Morocco

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Museum of Contemporary Art

This museum, housed in the old building of the British Consulate right next to Church of St. Andrew, features contemporary artworks and traveling exhibitions.

Museum of Contemporary Art, 6 Rue Khalil Metrane, Tangier, Morocco, +212 6611 97331

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The Charf Hill

Here you can find one of the best views of Tangier, of both the Mediterranean and the Atlantic.

The Charf Hill, Colline du Charf, Tangier, Morocco

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Le Talisman Casino

One of the main casinos in Tangier, located at the upmarket Mövenpîck Hôtel, with a brilliant view – ideal for evening cocktails.

Le Talisman, Avenue Mohamed VI Baie de Tangier, Tangier, Morocco, +212 5393 29300

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Palais des Institutions Italiennes

This building was built in 1914, and is used to host festivals and events.

Palais des Institutions Italiennes, 23 Rue Mohammed Ben Abedelouhab, Tangier, Morocco, +212 5399 36348

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Medina Art Gallery

Get a taste of the arts and explore original artworks by local and international artists.

Medina Art Gallery, Avenue Abi Chouaib Doukkali, Tangier, Morocco, +212 5393 72644

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Grande Mosquée of Tangier

This mosque is located in the square of Grand Socco, and dates back to 1672.

Grande Mosquée of Tangier, Rue de la Marine, Tangier, Morocco

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Fondation Lorin

This is an art museum that presents newspapers, photographs, posters and much more.

Parc Perdicaris

This park is located directly in front of the Mediterranean, a great way to spend a relaxed day with your loved ones.

Parc Perdicaris, Tangier, Morocco