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Ancient history and settlement.

Port marocain situé dans le détroit de Gibraltar, Tanger constitue depuis l’époque des Phéniciens un point stratégique entre l’Afrique et l’EuropeTangier is a city in northern Morocco, considered the Moroccan capital of the Strait of Gibraltar and the gateway to the African continent. It is a large city of nearly 800,000 inhabitants and is in the process of modernization to adapt to the transformation experienced in the country, improving its infrastructure and services, both for its population and for tourists.

United and Morocco.
Area: 116 km²
Weather: 29 ° C, wind NE at 19 kmph, 45% humidity

 

Tangier is one of those cities where all the major social issues seem to be concentrated. It reveals something of Morocco in its richness, its singularity and its hopes. It is a symbolic City, by its history, its situation, its presence on the edge of the continent. To evoke Tangier, is to set in motion our imagination and to see appearing the figure of the Straits, of the border between Africa and Europe as well as tutelary artistic personalities.

Arrivèr a Tanger

Most of the tourist traffic arriving in Tangier does so through its two ports. The Port of Tangier City is located in the city of Tangier and offers only connections with the Port of Tarifa. Our company FRS makes this trip every day. There is a walk from Tangier City to the Medina which can be done by walking or by taking a taxi in the harbor.

The Port of Tangier-Med concentrates most ferries that connect the country with Spain. It is located 45 kilometers from the city. You can go to Tangier by taxi, train or bus.

If you arrive in Morocco by the port of Ceuta and drive to Tangier, once the border crossed, the city is an hour away by taking the road to the coast. The other option is to take the road from the inside through Tetouan. You can take the opportunity to know this city. The journey of this alternative course lasts about an hour and a half.

Lieux d'intérêt

 

Tanger est une ville de grand intérêt touristique. Beaucoup de voyageurs la visitent pour y passer quelques jours et découvrir la culture marocaine, d’autres, qui n’y font qu’une étape avant d’autres destinations, profitent de la visite pour découvrir ses endroits d’intérêt, sa gastronomie et ses magasins.

Vous ne devez surtout pas manquer sa médina, entourée d’une muraille d’origine portugaise avec d’énormes tours et treize portes d’accès. Dans la médina, il convient de citer :

The Grand Socco

An old market of rural origin, today called place of 9 April, which is the nerve center of Tangier. Surrounded by shops and craft stations, this square is presided over by the Sidi Bou Abid mosque. The Mendub Palace, with its sumptuous gardens, is also worth admiring.

THE Little Socco
The Petit Socco, is a place full of little cafes and houses. One of the streets leading to the square, Mouahidine Street, is the main area where you can buy handicrafts.

The Great Mosque
South of Little Socco, is an impressive building that has been occupied by different civilizations throughout history.

The Kasbah
Which offers the best views of the city, beautiful gardens and patios, also hosts the Museum of Moroccan Arts and the Archaeological Museum

The Marchan district

Where are the best palaces of the city? Places of interest are the Royal Palace and the Dar El Mandoub Museum or Forbes Museum, which presents an excellent collection of lead soldiers featuring the greatest battles in history.

 

 

Shopping in Tangier

The medina of Tangier has many bazaars and shops where you can buy everything. One of the most commercial streets is Mouahidine Street, which leads to Petit Socco. There is also a craft center near the Place de France, where you can see the craftsmen working.

Indulge yourself and look for a souvenir of your visit. Do not forget to haggle and do not buy in the first place you go. You must compare prices.

What can you buy? And of everything: leather products like bags, slippers or jackets; jewelery and complements adorned with semi-precious stones; handcrafted furniture; decorative objects such as raffia rugs, lamps or carved natural stone carvings; utensils such as terrines, dishes, exotic teapots or tea glasses of colors; fabrics such as jellabas, scarves or kaftans; spices of all kinds; and aesthetics and herbal products, such as argan oil, henna, make-up or soap.

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