Tangier has been the summer site of the Moroccan royal residence since 1962. An important port and trade centre, the city has excellent road and rail connections with Fès, Meknès, Rabat, and Casablanca, as well as an international airport and regular shipping services to Europe.
Tangier is not the safest destination to travel to in Morrocco. Some troubles include theft, which can range in severity of danger . This is due to the techniques of the thieves who ride motorbikes in the country and aim their targets at unsuspecting tourists.
Yes, exactly. Tangier Ville is the port right in the Tangier town, while Tangier Med is about 45 km from the Tangier . To Tangier Med you come from Algeciras while to Tangier Ville you go from Tarifa. We travel because we need to.
In truth, Morocco is a safe place to visit. There’s only really small crime there (scams and pickpockets) and you’re unlikely to be assaulted or seriously hurt as a tourist in the country. Morocco is super safe for tourists now.
Re: from Tangier coast can I see Europe across Gibraltar strait? You can , on a clear day, see Spain beautifully across the straits. As for the weather, that’s anyone’s guess! Save the beaches for the Spanish side.
The best time to visit Morocco is during spring (mid-March to May ) or fall ( September to October). The weather is warm but pleasant, unlike the cold temperatures and snow of winter, or the scorching heat of summer.
Tangiers may not be the “real Morocco,” but it is definitely worth a day visit if that is all the time you have.
The starting price for a standard ferry ticket from Tarifa to Tangier City Port is €38. If you want to book a cabin or travel with your vehicle, the fare will be higher.
Tangier is an ancient city, in the early 5th century BC the bay on the Strait of Gibraltar was one of the many Phoenician trading posts in the Mediterranean, it became a permanent Carthaginian settlement until 81 BC the port (then known as Tingis) came under Roman control and later became the capital of the Roman
There is no direct connection from Tangier to Tanger Med . However, you can take the car ferry to Tarifa, take the walk to Tarifa – Centro de Salud, take the bus to Algeciras San Bernardo Bus Station, take the walk to Algeciras, then take the car ferry to Tanger Med . Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Tanger Med .
Unfortunately there are no train or bus links, so the only real option is to take a taxi when travelling from Tangier Airport to the City .
roughly 80 minutes
The Tarifa Tangier ferry route connects Spain with Morocco and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The FRS service runs up to 12 times per day with a sailing duration of around 1 hour while the Inter Shipping service runs up to 6 times per day with a duration from 2 hours.
The medina , the top attraction of Tangier , is a labyrinth of alleyways both commercial and residential. It’s contained by the walls of a 15th-century Portuguese fortress, although most buildings are actually relatively new for a Moroccan medina .