January 2, 2016

2179 MOROCCO (Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima) - Tangier

Located on the North African coast, at the western entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier had long time a strategic importance. Founded by Carthaginian colonists in the early 5th century BC, it was ruled through the centuries by Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Arabs, Portuguese, and English. It became an international zone in 1923, between 1940 and 1945 was ruled by Spanish, the restoration of full sovereignty taking place in 1956.

Tangier was a refuge for many cultures, and since 1923 became a destination for many European and American diplomats, spies, writers and businessmen. In the last decades, it remained a very popular tourist destination for cruise ships and day visitors from Spain and Gibraltar, and not only  The medina, kasbah, bazaars and souks are among the Morocco's most vibrant, and the beaches are excellent. Other notable  landmarks are the Grand Mosque, the Sultanate Palace, and the former American Legation.

Tangier - Wikipedia

Sender: Ana
Sent from Marbella (Andalusia / Spain), on 20.04.2013 

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