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Hercules Cave

Cap Spartel, Tangier, Morocco
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Ranked #11 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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Istanbul
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It is a cave that opens to the Atlantic ocean. I believe there is a touristic potential, but at the moment there is little attraction other than having your photo taken in front of the narrow opening to the ocean and watching the strong ocean waves going in.

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Paris, France
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Those caves have an amazing natural structure. Each corner has a story to tell. Food on the restaurants is very fresh and cheap. They cook the tangines in carbon.

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I've been coming to this place since I was very young and love the myth. Tour guides will passionately tell you the story and the belief of Hercules. It's fun and exciting, particularly for younger visitors. The caves are quite beautiful too, especially with the rough atlantic waves crashing against them. Lots of picture opportunities, in particular the entrance to... More

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Portland, Oregon
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239 reviews 239 reviews
136 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We drove past the gate with our tour group but it was closed for repair. I'd check before you go--don't have any idea what it would be like if it was open nor any idea how long it will be closed

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South Carolina
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150 reviews 150 reviews
60 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We were scheduled to see Hercules Cave but couldn't because it was closed for Ramaden. So, if this is on your "must do" list, you will need to check the schedule regarding openings/closings. I checked "very good" above in anticipation but couldn't really rate it.

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Tangier, Morocco
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is one of the best places you can see in Tangier. Unfortunately, right now the site is closed for renovation. I think it will remain closed for the next 6 months. It is better to skip it if you are visiting Tangier this summer.

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Helsingoer, Denmark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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