tangier, a Moroccan port on the Strait of Gibraltar, has been a strategic gateway between Africa and Europe since Phoenician times. Its whitewashed hillside medina is home to the Dar el Makhzen, a palace of the sultans that's now a museum of Moroccan artifacts. The american legation Museum, also in the medina, documents early diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Morocco in an 1821 Moorish-style former consulate.

medina of tangier

vibrant area

caves of hercules

cave, sea

tangier kasbah

historic area

american legation

culture, language

cap spartel

bird watching

tangier beach

quite beach

kasbah museum

history, arts

park perdicaris

park, walk

dalia beach

small beach

grand mosque

historic mosque

gran teatro cervantes

historic theatre