Tangier - Morocco
Tangier is a city located in the far north of Morocco, in the Strait of Gibraltar. It is the capital of the Tangier-Tétouan-Alhucema region. It is bordered to the north by the Strait of Gibraltar, to the east and south by the province of Tetouan and to the west by the Atlantic Ocean.
Its geographical position makes it at the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century as a center for European diplomacy and for the commercial activity of Morocco.
On June 24, 1925, Belgium, Spain, the United States, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union signed an agreement (Algeciras Conference), which established the condominium of these countries where it will become known as the Tangier International Zone. Shortly thereafter, in 1928, Italy will also be incorporated. This situation was maintained throughout the 1930s.
On June 14, 1940, coinciding with the entry of German troops from the Third Reich into Paris, Spanish troops entered the city and evicted foreign powers. Until 11 October 1945, it was occupied by Spanish troops sent by Francisco Franco. This situation was not in fact accepted by law by any country, with the sole exception of the Third Reich, which sent a consul. With the advance of the Allied army, in 1945 the Spanish army withdrew and declared Tangier an open city, becoming a condominium again.
A multicultural enclave of Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities, Tangier has attracted the attention of artists such as Paul Bowles, William Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Tennessee Williams, Eduardo Haro, Brion Gysin, Francis Bacon, Jean Genet, Leopoldo Maria Panero or Rolling Stones, everyone lived or visited the city.
Excursion to Tangier:
Departure from the hotel to Tarifa. Boarding on Fast-Ferry to cross the Strait of Gibraltar and disembark in the city of Tangier, one of the most important ports in the Moroccan country.
In Tangier, the Moroccan local bus and guide are waiting for us to start the excursion with a panoramic view of the city environment, visiting the most diverse and selected neighborhoods of the city and reaching the Cape Spartel, where the Mediterranean and the Mediterranean converge Atlantic Ocean.
Return to the city center and visit on foot the Kasbah (walled city) and the Medina with its narrow streets full of small shops and full of local crafts.
Lunch in a restaurant, based on the typical Moroccan menu, animated by country music.
Return to Puerto to begin the journey back to the hotel.