David’s Been Here transports one to Morocco at which David ventures past Tangier to discover the best day trips from town. One stop that could not be missed was the Caves of Hercules(Les Grottes d’Hercule), a pure wonder steeped in legend. The Caves of Hercules are a favorite day trip from Tangier (only about half an hour by car).
David heads indoors to show us exactly what makes the Caves of Hercules so alluring…Legend has it that this is the place where the titan, Hercules rested after completing his 12 feats (labors). As a part of the sentence for murdering kids and his wife, Hercules had to perform 12 labors for King Eurystheus, that included bringing back apples out of Zeus, also defeating a lion, a serpent that is gigantic. He supposedly chose this specific grotto, when all 12 of the labors were performed.
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The Caves of Hercules are naturally shaped and manmade. Much of the cavern’s interior was created while quarrying to get millstone, which left marks which are observable. The Caves of Hercules’ most distinguishing quality is the opening to the sea. David explains it seems in reverse like the continent of Africa. . If you look close enough you’ll see it.
Entry to the Caves of Hercules is Only 10 DH Each person.
It is a very interesting day trip for nature lovers. There are a handful of cafes and stores.
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