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Saturday, September 3, 2011

World tour guides to Tangier

World Tour Places: Tangier is one of the best attracting beach & Accommodations. It is a city in northern Morocco with a population of about 700,000. It lies on the North African coast at the western entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Spartel. It is the capital of the Tangier-Tetouan Region and of the Tangier-Azila prefecture of Morocco. It is very rich due to the historical presence of many civilizations and cultures starting from the 5th century BC. The modern Tanjah ancient Berber and Phoenician town, founded by Carthaginian colonists in the early 5th century BC, Its name is possibly derived from the Berber goddess Tinjis (or Tinga), and it remains an important city for the Berbers. Ancient coins call it Tenga, Tinga, and Titga with Greek and Latin authors giving numerous variations of the name.Between the period of being a Phoenician town to the independence era around the 1950s, Tangier was attributed an international status by foreign colonial powers, thus becoming a destination for many Europeans, Americans and Indians alike.

The city is currently undergoing rapid development and modernization. Projects include new 5-star hotels along the bay, a modern business district called Tangier City Centre, a new airport terminal and a new soccer stadium. Tangier's economy is also set to benefit greatly from the new Tanger-Med port. Tangier's sport team I.R.T. (or Ittihad Riadi de Tanger) is the main football club and has the most followers. Tangier will be one of the host cities for the 2015 African Nations Cup soccer championship, played at the new Ibn Batouta Stadium and in other cities in Morocco.

Tangier’s beach was the main attraction for its string of famous visitors and the large expatriate community. Today, the town beach remains a great attraction, with miles-long stretch across the coast. The sands are still diverting and fun, although the pleasures tend to be packaged. There are camel rides, windsurfing and a string of bars and restaurants along the beach. Club-like bars a go not only for the great food and drink on offer, but also the great history attached. Some of these include: The Windmill, a favorite hanging spot for Joe Orton and The Sun Beach where Tennessee Williams drafted his Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Some of the most pleasant are Emma’s BBC Bar, serving full English breakfast, and Miami, with its stretch of delightful gardens. By night, the beach itself can become a dangerous place where muggings are fairly common. If you fancy a night out on the beach, limit your exploration to the bars and restaurants along the beach stretch.

Just south of the Grand Socco, on Rue d’Angleterre, is the Musee d’Art Contemporain – Contemporary Art Museum of Tangier. The museum is devoted to contemporary Moroccan artists who showcase ordinary, everyday Moroccan life. Interesting exhibitions are periodically held, where permanent displays showcase the work of well-known Moroccan artists. The Contemporary Art Museum is open 9:00 – 12:30 & 15:00 – 18:00 from Tuesday to Sunday. Admission is 15dh.

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