Hercules Cave, Tangier

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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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  • I heard a lot about this place while I was visiting my friend in Tangier. I definitely liked it when I went there and I enjoyed the cave since I had never went inside one. 
    I heard a lot about this place while I was visiting my friend in Tangier. I definitely liked it when I went there and I enjoyed the cave since I had never went inside one.  more »
  • Nigel Robb, England. The caves are a great place to visit. I've been travelling to Morocco for the last 50+years and this was the first time I took time to visit. The changes in Morocco over this... 
    Nigel Robb, England. The caves are a great place to visit. I've been travelling to Morocco for the last 50+years and this was the first time I took time to visit. The changes in Morocco over this...  more »
  • It's nice to drive out there and hang out by the beach.. but it took us about 2 minutes to walk into the cave, see the photo spot, then leave. It was remarkably underwhelming. Don't work too hard to.....  more
    It's nice to drive out there and hang out by the beach.. but it took us about 2 minutes to walk into the cave, see the photo spot, then leave. It was remarkably underwhelming. Don't work too hard to.....  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!
  • Very beautiful spot to see while in the Tangier area! It's nice to see out of the cave and look at the view of the water. There's a closed off portion that costs some money to enter, but we just went to the main part of the caves. I think it was just an exhibit of some artistic work.
  • Nice place for a visit if you are near by, but I wouldn't go out of my way to see it. It's partly a neutral cave and part man made. The map of Africa cave entrance to the sea was cool, but the tour buses stop here so good luck getting a decent photo.
  • Very crowded, you won't be missing much by skipping it. But I liked the arabic fusion music playing in one section of it, which seems to have been stuck in my head ever since I came back.

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