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Settled on the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier, an MSC Mediterranean Cruises destination, is an energetic and multicultural port. This magical Moroccan city is distinguished by its whitewashed Medina, maze of evocative alleys, bustling squares, and fascinating people. Glimpse the Dar el Makhzen palace, the Church of Saint Andrew, Jardins de la Mendoubia park, and the famous Bab Al Fahs gate. Further afield, visit natural wonders including the surreal Caves of Hercules.
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
· The Caves of Hercules
· Traditional Souks and the Grand Socco
The Caves of Hercules are located near Cape Spartel, Africa’s north-western point. This exciting MSC Cruises excursion will see you exploring the caves with their remarkable wave-like patterns. Legend has it that the Roman god Hercules rested here after separating mainland Africa and Europe with his bare hands, thus creating the Strait of Gibraltar. After you emerge from this subterranean otherworld, take in the breathtaking panorama of the Atlantic Ocean.
Visit Tangier’s vibrant Kasbah on an MSC Cruises excursion. This tour is ideal for those with an interest in old-town exploration and colourful Moroccan culture. Wander through the historic quarter and marvel at its ordered chaos before making your way through a labyrinth of narrow streets to its buzzing local food market. Enter the Berber pharmacy to view a vast array of spices, oils and botanicals, or shop the Medina’s bustling square, the famous “Petit Socco”.
Take an MSC Cruises excursion to the enchanting city of Tetouan, located in Morocco’s Martil Valley. Surrounded by the majestic Rif Mountains, and distinguished by its whitewashed buildings, the city’s historical old town is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore Tetouan’s ancient Medina, strolling through the colourful souks. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase local arts and crafts products before watching a folkloric performance.