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Hercules Cave

Cap Spartel, Tangier, Morocco
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Ranked #8 of 15 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Part of our guided (a local guy) tour was a trip outside of town to see these caves. The keyhole in the cave shaped like Africa made for a great photo - the drive to and from the caves really gave you a good feel for the countryside of Tangiers. We enjoyed the drive as much as the caves.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The cave is very popular for the tourists, of course, but it is also very interesting for the atmosphere and the sense of the legend that lingers. You can find a little bazaar also, outside the cave, and if you like the dromedars...a nice photo with them is possible to take there.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Beautiful natural site. The actual cave is breath-taking and of course the water all around. The shops and restaurants around it are not the best - they are quite dirty in fact. It seems that one of the most interesting places in this tourist spot should leave people with a better feel for Morocco.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

A very romantic place to visit because of the view and the artifacts you may by inside this ancient Cave.I visited this place in October 2011.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Interesting caves where they carved out mill grinding wheels. Learning some of the history of the area was great.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

me and my family of 5 , went to visit the cave of Hercules, we had a very good time and our guide from Said Tours explained everything to us, we enjoyed the visit and I recommend to everyone.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The drive was cool to get to the caves, but I don't think it was worth the time. The area is a tourist trap and the area is congested.

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