Travelers need to know what to have on their bucket list, and with a good reason. Tangier harbors a variety of travel destinations where tourists spend their money and gain unmatched pleasure and experience. Its natural and geographical beauty is irresistible to photographers. Additionally, the best-ranked art galleries and Museums are another attraction for analog and digital artists.
Tangier is the city to visit when it comes to interestingly cultural and historical interactions. The city showcases the most unique architecture and highly developed infrastructure, not to mention its picturesque landscapes and tranquil beaches.
In 2019, over 13 million tourists visited Morocco. Although the tourism industry was negatively affected by the Covid 19 pandemic, the city still received a commendable number of visitors after the situation eased in 2020. So, where in Morocco’s Tangier do guests like to visit for the stunning atmosphere and photography?
Tourists who visit the Medina Tangier often appreciate the fact that being in the maze feels like being in a 40s epic movie. What makes Medina’s atmosphere more lively is the ability for locals to effortlessly switch from speaking Arabic to Spanish, French, or Portuguese, making communication surprisingly easy and entertaining.
Getting lost in the white and blue winding streets is inevitable for first-time visitors, but that’s its beauty. A perfect shopping experience in Medina is guaranteed. It’s like having everything you need under one roof, from farm produce to the most unique textile and antique clocks, pots, and slippers. While walking through the winding streets, one can enjoy a local mug of mint tea or a locally made spicy dish. Lovers can exchange gifts like a fresh bouquet of flowers or a pair of Aladeen slippers.
Hammam baths are among the most historical yet famous experiences for guests in Medina. There are several spas on this maze where tourists enjoy steam baths, mud body scrubs, hot stone massages, and facials, leaving them rejuvenated, clean, and healthy.
Tangier’s coastline has several beaches that offer the kind of serenity worth spending top dollar on. The beaches receive a good amount of sunshine for the better part of the year, making them more touristic than the Portuguese beaches on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.
Tangier Beach, one of the most popular beaches on the coastline, receives overwhelming tourists, especially in summer. It has more activities for any family to exhaust in a day, from basic swimming and sun-basking to more intriguing activities like boating and kayaking. Yachts are also available for rent. Artists get to rent them either for a personal photoshoot and merry-making or a group shooting entertainment videos.
From Dalia Beach, tourists can catch the most attractive views of the Atlantic and Mediterranean. Using binoculars, one can watch ships arrive and depart the Tangier harbor as they make their way via the Strait of Gibraltar.
The restaurants on Tangier’s beaches offer sumptuous dishes like Tajine, Pastilla, R’fissa, locally available wines, and fruit juices. A day spent on any Tangier beach ends in the most thrilling nature walk to the guest’s lodges.
Those pursuing a quiet holiday far from the town’s hustles and buzzes often land at the Tangier Casbah. It emits a more positive aura than the Medina, and yes, there are parts of it that buzz with activities. Still, totally deserted streets offer ambient time to enjoy a lone walk down the Mediterranean promenade. Artists can visit the Dar El Makhzen art museum to appreciate or purchase the vast Moroccan art pieces.
Just 14 kilometers west of Tangier stands the magnificent Caves of Hercules, which speak tons about the ancient Phoenicians, the first invaders of Morocco in the 12th century. The cave’s entrance from the sea mimics the Map of Africa. It is believed to have been carved out by the Phoenicians. In the cave, historians appreciate the evident stone wedges left by the Berberians while cutting stone wheels for their carriages. This cave was also a Barber’s trader’s shortcut to the Rock of Gibraltar from Morocco. History buffs get a lot to love about this cave.
The American Legation Tangier, the first American public property acquired abroad, was a gift to the U.S government by the Sultan in 1821. It became a great symbol of Morocco’s history and is now a museum and a research library for education enthusiasts.
Tangier is home to a wide range of wildlife. Park Rmilat is a perfect spot for photographers due to its indescribable view. Forest and sea bring forth calm, which proves to be a fantastic feeling. Tourists get to picnic, hike, and exercise while enjoying a therapeutic view of the sea and wild animals. The SFT Animals Sanctuary treats its visitors to a variety of more than 500 animals. The park gives guests a sense of humanity as they enjoy watching different animal species. If a tourist wants to experience a view of the native and exotic animals, The Alamedia Wildlife Park is the place to visit.
For such a richly endowed city, it will be a huge loss not to visit. Tangier is easily accessible by ferry, air, or even road trip with friends. With its blissful nightlife and relaxing spots, the city is worth every dollar.
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