Catholic Churches in Tangier
Many tourists are surprised to see that tangier has two large catholic churches. The French catholic church is located next to the Police Station or Comissaria near Place De Nations. The Spanish Catholic Church is located near the Spanish Consulate in Iberia Rondpoint. Tourists expecting to see only minarets are often confused by these large catholic churches in Tangier. They were constructed during the time that Tangier was an International Zone, jointly ruled by the US, France, Spain, Italy and other European powers. During this time Tangier had an enormous expatriate population, numbering in the many tens of thousands. Other Tourist attractions that were important during the time of the Tangier International Zone include the Cervantes Theater, the Cap Spartel lighthouse, and the various Tangier Cinemas built during that time.