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Tanger, a sanctuary for artists, authors, rock musicians and intellectuals, where the Atlantic and the Mediterranean collide, gleams beneath the scorching Moroccan sun. Tanger is a vibrant city on the Maghreb coast with roots dating back to the fifth century B.C.
The imposing Mövenpick Hotel & Casino Malabata Tanger is the perfect location for business or leisure. It is set amidst beautiful gardens with a huge free-form swimming pool. Situated on the shores of the Mediterranean, this hotel overlooks the beautiful Bay of Tangier. Only a 5 to 10 minute drive from the city center and yet far enough away to offer a calm and relaxing environment, it offers everything you expect. Large rooms, several meeting rooms, a casino, a variety of restaurants and bars, and a gym.
Fairmont Tazi Palace Tangier is a unique urban resort overlooking the white city of Tangier. Nestled on the crest of a lush hill, the iconic five-star property invites you to sit back and enjoy every moment in an idyllic setting; offering a seductive blend of style and serenity, with a range of gourmet restaurants and bars, a rejuvenating Fairmont Spa, a fitness center and yoga studio, a kids club, along with choices of rooms, suites and penthouses.
The ibis Tangier City Center is located in its contemporary complex. Featuring 196 air-conditioned rooms with a bathroom, an office area and a satellite TV. Offering free and unlimited access to wifi, our establishment is available to you 3 meeting rooms to organize your seminars and conferences. The hotel offers great moments of relaxation in its outdoor swimming pool, its bar open day and night and its restaurant offering wok cuisine.
Located on the Northwestern coast of Morocco, Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay offers an exclusive context of all-pool-villas with four restaurants and a variation ofrecreation areas where to rejoice your stay. With our signature Thai restaurant and a signature spa, we promise our guests personalized experiences that evoke the senses and create lifetime memories. Our commitment to sustainability also helps us in the implementation of responsible consumption and contribution to the valorization of local heritage.
As the city is so small, and many parts of Tanger are accessible by walking, many tourists find that the most convenient method to get about is on foot. However, if you prefer not to walk, there are many different ways to get around Tanger, including public transportation such as buses and trains. Licensed blue petit taxis may be spotted near the airport and famous tourist destinations, as well as grand cabs in cream that are not licensed, and are thus more expensive, and of course by renting a car.
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Sour Al Maâgazine, also known as Faro Square, is distinguished by the presence of cannons of Portuguese provenance, which children and their parents alike gather to admire. Because the square has such beautiful views, it is equipped with telescopes for visitors' delight, allowing them to gaze out over the Spanish coast as well as the two cities and shores of Tarifa and Algeciras.
The Great Mosque of the Medina of Tanger, built on the ruins of a Roman temple, has long been one of the most prominent religious places in the Gibraltar Strait. During the Portuguese invasion, it was converted into a Catholic church, and after the Alaouite dynasty's triumph against the English in 1684, it was permanently converted into a Muslim temple. This white and green Moorish-Andalusian mosque depicts the spirituality of an open city overlooking its bay.
A palm-ringed plaza with a central fountain, also known as "Place du 9 Avril," is situated in the heart of the city, between the British Church of St. Andrew, the Sidi Bouabid Mosque, and the Rif Cinema, and serves as a link between the ancient and modern parts of town. It was once the location where outsiders were allowed to participate in trade in the medina, and is also known as Souk Barra, the Grand Socco square, or Souk Bacca. Climb the steps at the highest point on the circle, across from the police station, to what locals simply refer to as La Terrasse, for the greatest ground-floor view, as well as a café.
The Anglican church in Tanger is one of the city's more tranquil sites, and it's a perfect place to come if the city's buzz is getting to you. The church, which still holds two morning services every Sunday, was completed in 1905 and boasts a serene and austere interior with typical Moroccan architectural characteristics. Located outside the church is a small graveyard featuring intriguing early 20th-century tombstones of bankers, military personnel, as well as British writer and Tanger resident Walter Harris.
On a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Tanger, the Kasbah is a huge complex of defences, houses and gardens. It has classic architecture, a breath-taking vista, and world-class restaurants. To learn more about the region's history, stroll the Kasbah's 17th-century defensive fortifications or visit the Kasbah Museum and the Tanger American Legation Museum. Alternatively, Kasbah's several cafés, with views across the Mediterranean Sea below, provide some of Tanger's most picturesque mint tea and lunch locations.
Make the most of every minute in the city, with our picks of the top things to do in Tanger.
The Hercules Caves is an archaeological cave complex located in Cape Spartel, Morocco. They were initially utilised by the ancient Greeks and Phoenicians as a place of worship, and have been occupied since Neolithic times. They were mined at one point, causing them to extend beyond their original dimensions. Legend has it that the Roman God Hercules once slept here, as well as Cleopatra, who is claimed to have stored her fortune here in case she had to leave Rome. With its stalactites and stalagmites, the cave is a sight to see. It has two entrances, one to the sea and the other to the land. There are also some eye-shaped marks on the wall that are thought to have been done by the Phoenicians and form a map of the nearby area.
Cap Spartel marks the northwest point of Africa by roughly 11 kilometres west of Tanger. The promontory juts out into the ocean, defining the Mediterranean Sea's border with the Atlantic Ocean. The greatest time to visit is around sunset, when you can view nightfall over the Atlantic and enjoy the ambience. The lighthouse at the promontory's tip is very attractive, and there's a fantastic café next door where you can have a coffee or a drink while admiring the views.
Cape Malabata is a lovely cape 10 kilometres east of Tanger. The area has a magnificent lighthouse, spectacular views across the Strait of Gibraltar, as well as a medieval-style fortress also constructed in the early 20th century. Cape Malabata is worth a visit if you enjoy lighthouses and a beautiful vista with plenty of photo opportunities.
Tanger's favourite place for pleasure and pure air is the Rmilat Forest Park. Its appeal is enhanced by its proximity to the urban orbit and view of the sea. It covers 67 hectares and is home to a diverse range of animal species as well as a high level of plant life. It provides tourists with a spectacular view of the Strait of Gibraltar or the adjacent Atlantic Ocean, making it the natural jewel in Alboughaz's crown.
Tanger boasts a beach immediately in the city as well as numerous adjacent beaches on both the Atlantic and Mediterranean Seas that you may visit. It is quite popular with beachgoers and those searching for ocean activities throughout the summer months.
Dalia Beach, a small beach not far from Tanger, is a great place to visit if you want to get away from the crowds and enjoy the beauty and peace of nature. The golden beach stretches into the azure seas of the Gibraltar Strait. Swimming is normally safe here since the waters are crystal clear and there are minimal waves. It is one of the most beautiful in the Tanger region.
Playa Blanca is a little natural beach on the shores of a lovely bay. It is one of Tanger's nicest beaches. Visitors are drawn by the beautiful golden sand and clear sea, as well as the ability to swim, sunbathe, ride a camel, walk along the beach, surf, and participate in other water sports.
Tanger's beachfront neighbourhood is inextricably tied to the city's glory in the mid-20th century, when the city's gorgeous and unctuous literary people made this one of the world's most famous stretches of sand. Although its heyday has passed, the beach area remains a pleasant spot to promenade, with many residents promenading and playing football along its stretch.
The Medina of Marrakesh is one of the country's largest and most historic medinas, perched atop a hill overlooking the sea. The Grand Socco serves as the entryway to this picturesque, unusual resort. Palm trees, a magnificent fountain, booths with stalls for merchants selling their products, museums, temples, and cafés all contribute to the city's open, international, and cosmopolitan character.
The American Legation Museum in Tanger, previously the U.S. Consulate General, is an interdisciplinary museum dedicated to the history of the United States and Morocco. The structure is a stunning example of Moroccan neoclassical architecture. Art and other interesting objects from the region are on display at the museum. It also functions as a research library and cultural centre dedicated to the study of Arabic language and culture.
Kasbah Museum in the rebuilt Dar el-Makhzen Palace has an incredible number of exhibits that trace Morocco's turbulent and varied past. The Antiquities Collection is a must-see for history buffs, with mosaics and statues from the country's most important ancient Roman monuments, including Lixus and Volubilis, as well as a life-size model of a Carthaginian tomb. There are additional exhibits about Tanger's history as well as a huge part dedicated to Moroccan arts. The Fes Room is particularly noteworthy, with silks and illuminated manuscripts, as well as centuries-old pottery adorned in a variety of colours ranging from golden yellow to the famed Fes-blue.
Tanger is not only a tourist attraction but also a culinary destination. The city has become a favourite destination for foodies from all over the world since it is home to some of the greatest Moroccan cuisine in the world including Couscous, a variety of vegetable and meat toppings, normally chicken, mutton and roast vegetables; Tajines, a stew cooked with a thick sauce and prunes or other fruit and vegetables; Harira, a mouth-watering, hearty soup normally made of chick-peas; Brochettes, kebabs with various kinds of steak or swordfish along with a wide array of other ingredients; Pastilla, made of pigeon meat, rice and egg and covered in a sweet filo pastry; amongst others. Some restaurants worth visiting include Saffron, Tingitana and Azura Beach Club located at the Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay. For more exotic luxury dining, visit Layali the Oriental Restaurant at the Mövenpick Hotel And Casino Malabata Tanger.