Visiting the Caves of Hercules in Tangier, Morocco

This is one of the TOP TEN places to visit in Tangier, Morocco.

The caves of Hercules, located just 14 km west of Tangier, are a place of stunning natural beauty and great archeological significance.

The mouths of the caves open up onto the Atlantic and are flooded at high tide. When the tide comes in, water gushes up through these massive holes in the ground and hillside. It’s very impressive.The caves are partly man-made and partly natural.  At low tide, the views inside caves looking out over the ocean are stunning, the colours in particular. The blue Atlantic Ocean and sky above resemble a reverse silhouette of Africa.

Also, the Cave of Hercules has a bit of notoriety. On October 23, 1995, British rock group Def Leppard played a concert in the cave

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  1. We had a great trip here back in 2005. We decided to do the journey from the UK to Asilah by public transport with our four small children in tow. If you haven’t met up with the ‘man from seat 61’, you should! We had a blast, train, train, ferry, taxi – a trip we’ll never forget, and that’s before we even got there. I’ll be reading your blog with interest as we are dying to go back.

    1. I can totally relate with you. We have two young kids of our own and have done so much public transportation. It always ends up with a crazy story with our kids. Life is quite an adventure here. I’m glad you enjoyed your first visit – we’re having a blast here!

  2. WOW! Amazing photos.

    Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the time you took to stop by. May your day be filled with joy and peace.

  3. Wow! What an amazing post, and the photographs are stunning! I’ve always been interested by Morocco. It’s long been one of those places on my “bucket list”, and a dream of mine to visit there one day.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for the “like” on my recent post. I am happy you enjoyed it, and I appreciate your visit to my site. 🙂

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