Cape Spartel, promontory at the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar, 12 km West of Tangier, Morocco
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Landscape view from the cliff of" Cape Spartel", Morocco
View from the cliff of "Cape Spartel", Morocco

Admire the Strait of Gibraltar from Cape Spartel


Situated a few kilometers from Tangier, Cape Spartel is a mythical place worth discovering. Legend has it that this is where the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet. Its promontory offers a breathtaking view of the Strait of Gibraltar, especially from the top of the lighthouse, as it was built in the 19th century to reduce the number of shipwrecks near Cape Spartel’s cliff.

A hike along the coast, accompanied by the sound of the waves and the seagulls’ cries, makes for a relaxing excursion—one our local agencies recommend. Explore the legends surrounding this fascinating place, like the myth that Atlantis lies in the depths of the waters below the cape.

For a more peaceful, yet just as pleasant walk, discover Perdicaris Park. Named after the American diplomat who designed it, this exceptional botanical garden is where you can walk among exotic plants and umbrella pines that offer shade from the heat. Sports lovers can surf at Cape Spartel’s beaches and see it from another angle.

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