Caves of Hercules

The Caves of Hercules are a set of natural sea caves located near Tangier, Morocco. The caves are named after the mythological hero Hercules, who is said to have visited the area during his twelve labors.

The caves are a popular tourist attraction, known for their dramatic coastal views and unique geological formations. The entrance to the caves is a large natural archway that frames the ocean view. Visitors can explore the caves on foot or by boat, and there are several tour operators that offer guided tours of the area.

Inside the caves, visitors will find a network of tunnels and chambers filled with stalactites and stalagmites that have formed over thousands of years. The caves are also home to a small colony of Barbary macaques, who are a protected species in the area.

Legend has it that Hercules created the caves by using his strength to separate the land from the sea, creating a path for ships to sail through the strait of Gibraltar. While the true origins of the caves are still a mystery, their beauty and unique features continue to draw visitors from around the world.

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