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Hercules Cave

Cap Spartel, Tangier, Morocco
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Ranked #10 of 14 Attractions in Tangier
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
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Oklahoma
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

in Tangier, The caves of Hercules is located approximately 15 kms west of Tangiers, are a place of stunning natural beauty and great archaeological significance. The Caves are actually closed because of the restoration processes.

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Alabama, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

According to our tour guide, legendary Hercules had a resting place in Tangier, in a cave. (it is closed for restoration), The place also retains fingerprints and other traces of his passage. Myth or reality, the question is not there. The visit to the cave of Hercules is worth seeing. Remember the first impression rather scary, and enter the cave... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Currently the Hercules Cave is closed. We were looking forward to seeing it. Looks like it is undergoing renovations and will be reopened in a one and half year.

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Sandnes, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This is something nice to see if you are in Tangier and close to the cave. And on the way to the cave you can also ride some camels. That's cool :)

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

It's a magical place, that makes you work a lot with the imagination, thinkin about the legend of hercules. I would have stayed there for the whole day!

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Istanbul
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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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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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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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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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