Volubilis is a great archaeological site that is visited by many tourists who appreciate ancient history, especially the period of the great Roman Empire. This is the site of a partly excavated city that was developed around 3rd century AD. This city was once a Mauritian capital which later on became Roman.
Hours:daily from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m
Price:3dh (guides take between 100dh and 200dh)
Some 30 km away from Taza city is the location of one of the deepest caves. It is believed that this is the deepest cave in this part of the world. For now, people can go down 500 steps. There are several passages available for visitors to explore and there are also guided tours.
Kasbah is a type of medina that has served as Tangier´s military and political center. It is located on a hill from where a beautiful view stretches over the ocean, straits of Gibraltar and Spain. Kasbah has high walls and it was used as a place to protect the city from attacks.
Bab Bou Jeloud is a beautiful main gate built not so long ago. About 100 years ago, which is pretty recently when compared to the origin of other buildings in old part of the city. The outside color of the gate is blue while the inside is green.
Address:Place de la Kasbah
Dar El Makhzen is a former Sultanate Palace which houses the Museum of Moroccan Arts and the Museum of Antiquities. Sultan Moulay Ismail built the palace in the Kasbah in the 17th century. This same palace was for a while a home to the exiled and the last sultan of Morocco, Moulay Hafid.
Hours:daily from 8:30 to 17:00
Address:Talâa Kebira, Fez el Bali
It is located opposite of the main door and it has a minaret. It was built by Abu Inan Faris. Perhaps the finest and most noteworthy part of the medersa is the marvelous carved cedar and sculptures. Within the medersa there is a large courtyard encircled by decorated pillars. From there one can walk into oratory and other halls.
Grand Socco is an ex market place and today a heart of Tangier. A place where the traditional meets the modern. It is officially called Place du Grand 9 Avril 1947. When arriving to the Grand Socco you´ll immediately notice the Spanish influence on its buildings.
One of the most picturesque and colorful parts of the city is absolutely the dyers souk where people can see many workers tanning clothes in different colors. The paint is located in circle vessels and after being colored they put it out to dry on the sun. The best view on this is from other surrounding buildings.
Address:Ave Abou Kacem Sebti at Ave Fayçal Ben Abdel Aziz
Casa Barata in Spanish means the ˝cheap house˝. This market has both indoor and outdoor space. You can find literally anything here from handicrafts, carpets, clay products to electronics. The market is closed only on Fridays.
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