Kasbah fortress is one of the main historical symbols of Tangier. It had been constructed by the Portuguese colonizers in the late 18th century. According to the recent research, the very first fortifications were erected in its place in Roman times. The existing fortress has been built on their ruins. Almost all the territory of the fortress is now open to the public. There are a few excellent viewing platforms with a great view of the coast.
An interesting collection of historical artifacts presents the Museum of Ancient History and Antiques. Dar El-Makzen palace became its location. The beautiful palace used to belong to Sultan once. Today, its spacious rooms with luxurious design are used to store unique archaeological finds, jewelry, pottery, elegant carpets, and weapons. Of particular value are ancient Roman mosaics and decoration of some of the halls.
A picturesque Asilah beach is exclusive not only as a natural object but as a historical region, as well. At the end of the 15th century, the Portuguese landed on this site of the coast. Fragments of the fortress walls and bastions built by them are remnants of those times. Every year, cultural events and exciting festivals are held on the coast. They organize dance shows and open-air concerts in high tourist season.