Caves of Hercules
Tangier • Morocco

From: Morocco Travel GuideTangier Travel Guide

See also: Morocco Tourist Attractions Guide


Caves of Hercules (Grottes D'Hercule)
Greek mythology cites that Tangier was founded by the heroic Hercules and that it was here in these very caves (also known as grottoes) that he took rest before attempting one of the twelve labours (tasks) set to him as penance for forgiveness of his sins as written about for example in the Twelve Labours of Hercules by the poet Peisander c. 600 BC

The actual caves, which are part natural and part excavated were apparently once used as a brothel in the early 20th Century.

Attraction Location Guide
The caves are located around 5 miles to the west of the city of Tangier, Morocco.


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