Bab Al Bahr


The magnificent 15th-century Bab Al Bahr gateway is the most impressive entrance into the Ancien Medina. Also known as the Gate of the Sea as it overlooks the Straits of Gibraltar, it was from here that soldiers defending Tangier kept watch for invading fleets. Today you can enjoy breathtaking panoramas over the harbour to Spain – especially lovely in the evening as the sun sets over the glittering sea.