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Tourist and travel guide of Tangier

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In Tangier you can visit places like Grand Socco, Grande Mosquée, Musée d'Art Contemporain or Tangier
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Tangier (Tanja طنچة in Berber and Arabic) is a city in northern Morocco, located on the west coast of the Strait of Gibraltar. It is the capital of the Tangier-Tetouan region. With an area of 253.5 km ², the city limits north to the Strait of Gibraltar, east and south by the province of Tetouan and west by the Atlantic Ocean. According to Roman mythological tradition, as reported by Plutarch (Sert., 9.7), Tinge was the wife of the giant Antaeus, Libyan king son of Poseidon and Gaia, who was defeated and killed by Herakles, and the city would be founded Antaeus, buried near it. The legend went on to Berber mythology, whereby Tangier was built by a son called Syfax or Sufax Tingis, being the hero's wife Tingis Berber Antaeus. In fact, even today, you can visit 14 km to the west Tangier the "cave of Hercules", a major regional tourist attractions, where Hercules is said to have slept before the task of collecting the apples from the Garden of the Hesperides. Meanwhile, Pomponius Mela, possibly native to it, adds (in Chorogr., 1.26) than in the city retained the huge shield of Antaeus, elephant skin, the inhabitants worshiped mucho.1
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