Hercules Cave, Tangier

3.9
#1 of 7 in Parks in Tangier
See where the Ancient Greek demi-god rested before undertaking his 11th labor at Hercules Cave, a subterranean land of history and myth. The grotto has been formed by erosion and by human hand, with Berbers cutting chunks from the walls to make millstones. Today, the cave's atmospheric illumination creates an evocative environment in which to learn about the myths and history surrounding the site. One of two entries to the cave, the sea entrance has been named the "Map of Africa," thought to have been carved out by the Phoenicians to represent the continent when seen from the water. Make Hercules Cave part of your personalized Tangier itinerary using our Tangier trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • Amazing how far the cave goes. Don't worry! It's high, wide and bright enough that you will not experience claustrophobia! Enjoy the marks inside where humans have carved out perfect cylinders to make...  more »
  • The famous cave where the story says that Hercules stayed here centuries ago. Its free to go in and you see a window to the water. It's apparently the shape of Africa which is pretty neat. I'd spend 2...  more »
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  • Not so special, but still a nice cave. Bring your tripod for good photos.
  • I agree with some other reviews. Not particularly much to see in the cave beside a whole that gives to the ocean and is represented in half of Morocco’s postcards. However, the view of the beach and the beach itself gift us a stunningly beautiful and peaceful moment. During busy times there might be queues to see the cave!
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