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Visiting the Caves of Hercules in Tangier, Morocco

April 11, 2012

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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22 Comments leave one →
  1. April 19, 2012 8:41 pm

    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.

    • April 19, 2012 8:43 pm

      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. antiquityandadventures permalink
    April 19, 2012 8:42 pm

    great photo’s

    • April 19, 2012 8:44 pm

      Thanks. These caves are fairly small, so these pictures virtually cover the whole place. It’s a great experience.

  3. April 20, 2012 8:57 pm

    The location looks idyllic. Time to add another place to the travel wish list; and great photos to boot!

    • April 20, 2012 9:09 pm

      I’m glad you like it. It really is quite a unique place. Happy travels!

  4. April 20, 2012 9:38 pm

    Thanks for your visit to my blog :-) – This is a great post! I would like to visit this and other places in orocco!

  5. May 20, 2012 8:12 am

    Amazing shots.

  6. October 7, 2012 6:03 am

    I’ve always wanted to visit. And now I do even more-thanks!

  7. December 21, 2012 4:28 pm

    omg – I would love to visit!

  8. January 17, 2013 12:35 am

    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.

  9. January 29, 2013 4:09 pm

    Hej from Sweden !
    Wow what beautiful photos!
    thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my recent post.
    Welcome back anytime.

  10. January 30, 2013 3:50 am

    nice shots and thanks for the visit.

  11. libi permalink
    March 17, 2013 8:28 pm

    beautiful. I am jealous.

  12. March 20, 2013 7:30 am

    Never knew about these – thanks for showing me – I learnt something this morning ;-)

  13. April 11, 2013 10:51 am

    Simply amazing. Thanks for checking out my blog.

  14. April 11, 2013 10:09 pm

    Nice set of shot. I like the 3 guys jumping, that is a fun shot

    • April 12, 2013 8:27 am

      Yes, it is a great picture – the sad thing is that those kids often get super hurt or even have been known to get paralyzed from jumping from the rock. So sad.

  15. April 11, 2013 11:07 pm

    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. :)

  16. April 12, 2013 12:20 am

    Thanks for the follow. So beautiful!

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