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
Sent from Marbella (Andalusia / Spain), on 20.04.2013