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Hercules Cave

Cap Spartel, Tangier, Morocco
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Ranked #9 of 16 Attractions in Tangier
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Traveler Description: This place is a cave that is both natural and man-made.  The original part of the cave had two openings - one to sea and one to land.  The Berber... more »
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Helsingoer, Denmark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Its probably an amazing sight that is worth the trip there, but it's currently closed. I was disappointed, since i was really looking forward to come here.

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Marrakech, Morocco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

What is different in this cave is the challenge to reveal if the engravings of the sea made by the stine a profil face of the man or the African map??

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East Hampton, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Currently Hercules Cave is closed. I was disappointed as I was looking forward to seeing it. Looks like it is undergoing renovations and will be reopened in a year.

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Barcelona, Spain
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We got taken there on a tour in a taxi (which was greatly overpriced as well) - arranged by the hotel. The cave was closed so we could only see it from outside - it was not anything spectacular, but a nice view.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Visited this as part of a day excursion. Get off the coach in car park & there are numerous stalls & sellers selling souvenirs.Descend down some well worn steps passing more sellers & you enter the cave which has groups of people from other coaches & their guides at various places. Looking out an opening in the cave walls you... More

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Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Located 14 km west of Tangier in Cap Spartel, the north-western extremity of Africa's Atlantic coast. Cap Spartel is heavily wooded, but below it the Robinson Plage stretches off to the south. The caves are located about 100 meters from the Robinson Plage Holiday Village and surrounded by some expensive cafes. The caves has been used as a dwelling since... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

i was a bit dissapointed with Hercules cave i was expecting it to be big being named Hercules it was not anything special glad i went but was hardly worth the effort.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The caves are nothing special The area and the views are fantastic Currently the caves snd immediate location are under renavation for tourist

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Go and experience this! It's awesome, we took beautiful photos and it's gorgeous to see the whole in the cave is like an upside down Africa map shape!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Roman mythology says that Hercules slept here during his quest. A section of the cave is man made as people have cut out mill stones. You can see the shape of the millstones on the wall. Interesting fossils for sale were a big hit with our geologists!

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