Tangier is a large port city in Morocco, attracting tourists with its ancient medina, beautiful beach, many good restaurants and the Museum of Modern Art, quite worthy of some European capital. Tangier is located at the extreme northern point of Morocco, comfortably nestled in a picturesque harbor.
One of the main highlights of Tangier is that it is washed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea at the same time.
How to get there
Tangier-Ibn Batouta Airport is located 12 km from the center of Tangier. A taxi to the city will cost you about 140 MAD. Trains from Casablanca, Meknes, Fez and Marrakesh and several European cities arrive at the Tangier station.
It is quite convenient to use night trains, but to sleep on them, you should take a sleep mask with you – the lights in the cars do not turn off completely all night. In addition, several times along the way you will be checked tickets.
In addition, you can also get to Tangier by water – daily from 9 am to 10 pm every two hours from the Spanish city
ferries leave here. Ferries also depart from the Spanish city of Algeciras, but they arrive at a port located 40 kilometers from the city.
The prices on the page are for June 2021.
Weather in Tangier
The fact that Tangier is considered one of the best resorts in the region is also facilitated by excellent climatic conditions. In the summer months, the thermometer rises to +30 ° C, but due to geographical features, the heat is practically not felt. In winter, the average daily temperature is +17 °C. Most precipitation falls from November to February. Water in the summer months warms up to + 25 °C, and in winter its temperature does not exceed +15 °C. See Citypopulationreview for weather in the capital of Morocco.
- Center of Tangier
Despite the fact that Tangier is also famous for its beach holidays, it is better not to use city beaches here – they are not too clean, usually quite noisy and very crowded. But if you drive a little west of the city, the beaches there are really good.
Entertainment and attractions of Tangier
The main attraction of the city is the ancient medina area with the Kasbah fortress located in it, which was built by the Portuguese in the 18th century. From the observation deck in the Kasbah you can see the Strait of Gibraltar and even the mountains on its Spanish side.
In the ancient Medina there are majestic mosques, ancient houses and palaces, and most importantly the Grand Bazaar, where you can buy world-famous handmade carpets, magnificent dishes, spices and oriental sweets, and touch the original Moroccan culture – fakirs, dancers entertain buyers and snake charmers.
In the modern part of Tangier, there is Place de France with the popular cafe “Paris”, as well as Sokko Square with numerous cafes and restaurants. A pedestrian street begins from the square, which passes through the main sights of the city and ends at the Kasbah. It is worth visiting the Palace of the Sultans, built in the 17th century: it houses the Museum of Ancient History with the famous Roman mosaic “Journey of Venus” and the Museum of Moroccan Art. Not far from the palace are the Great Mosque and Mendoubia Gardens with trees that are over 800 years old.
Tourists will also be interested in Pastor Boulevard – the administrative and financial center of Tangier, April 9 Square – the district of embassies and consulates, Mohamed VI Boulevard – a coastal zone of entertainment centers, cafes and restaurants, Hassan II Boulevard.
18 km from the city on the seashore are the famous “Pillars of Hercules” (caves formed by sea water). According to Greek mythology, it was there that Hercules rested and recuperated after he discovered Tangier and created the Strait of Gibraltar.
To the east of the city is Cape Malabata, where the lighthouse is located – from there you can admire absolutely stunning views of the Strait of Gibraltar.