Caves of Hercules Tangier
On the Moroccan coast, in the region of Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceïma, you will find one of the most famous natural places in Morocco.
These are the Caves of Hercules, located just 14 kilometers west of central Tangier.
The Caves of Hercules have been a well-known tourist spot since the 1920s.
These are natural limestone caves open to the sea, into which the latter enters at high tide.
Mythology has it that Hercules retired there once his exploits were accomplished, and that he dug the Strait of Gibraltar by moving the mountains (Jebel Tarik from Gibraltar to Europe and Jebel Moussa in Africa, near Ceuta).
He is also credited with the development of these caves near Tangier. For some, this is where the Cyclops Polyphemus lived, son of Poseidon, god of the sea, whom Ulysses knocked out during his trip.
In truth, these caves would have been dug in the Neolithic period, the rock being exploited for various works and tools.
Inside these caves, a main corridor leads to several rooms.
Characteristically shaped openings stand out in the walls and provide a glimpse of the ocean.
The coolest opening is shaped like the map of Africa! You can even notice Madagascar there!
Today, the Caves of Hercules are a superb and surprising tourist site.
They are open to visitors, every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (schedules which may vary according to the season).
We go there to visit the places but also and especially to admire the sunset from the opening of the cave on the sea.
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23:44 – SAM-05-SEPT –2020