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American Legation

8 Zankat America, Tangier 90000, Morocco
+212 5399-35317
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Fantastically atmospheric place!

The American Legation is housed in a beautiful house in the old medina. It takes some time to find... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Danielphala
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
A must see in the Medina

Did not disappoint! Beautiful historic documents, the Paul Bowles rooms were neat, and the tiny... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
Diana Y
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The only US Historic Monument outside the United States, TALIM includes a public museum, research library accessible by appointment only, and a community Arabic Literacy Program. Admission 20 dirhams per person. Museum opening hours are Monday-Friday 10h-17h and Saturdays 10h-15h. Guided tours available for supplemental fee.
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8 Zankat America, Tangier 90000, Morocco
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+212 5399-35317
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

The American Legation is housed in a beautiful house in the old medina. It takes some time to find on your own but when you do, a highly evocative exhibit on Tangier, its fascinating history and reputation as a refuge for artists awaits you! Highlight...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Did not disappoint! Beautiful historic documents, the Paul Bowles rooms were neat, and the tiny models were fascinating. Carefully look at the details, including the lady on the mule. Wtf!? Kidding aside, it made me feel very patriotic and respectful of the long-standing relationship between...More

Thank Diana Y
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Dealing heavily with the international experience in Tangier I spent a wonderful 2hrs wandering lazily around the beautiful rooms of the former Consulate building. Worth visiting for the collection on Paul Bowles alone. The standout part for me was the amazing miniature armies displays of...More

Thank Alex L
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

In 1777, Morocco was the first country to recognize the new United States of America. The Tangier American Legation is a must see while in Tangier. Marked on most maps, it is easy to find with no guide necessary. The website provides a picture of...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Of the places I visited in Tangier, this was the best. It has been perfectly preserved as a museum, and I'm sure most people (myself included) will be surprised at the depth of history between Morocco and the United States. If you are a daytripper...More

Thank Alistair C
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

For me the James McBey pictures were the highlight, as well as the building itself. Well worth a visit.

Thank DesmondJones
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

This was a surprise and wonderful part of our tour. The USA has kept the building intact as a museum for tourists. We thought is was lovely and very educational.

Thank dcsmith010910
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

If you are a US Citizen , you must visit this museum. It teaches you about the USA's history with Morocco. My girlfriend and I found it fascinating to learn about the historical relationship between the two countries ; for example, Morocco was the first...More

Thank Mateusz P
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

This place was offered to USA by Morocco sultan. This beautiful building alreasy host the american consulate in Tangier. Is full of great paintings and a lot of stories. The consulate helped hungarian jews to run away from holocaust. Also the conference of Casablanca was...More

Thank JoaoMenesesMachado
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

A wonderful building that gives you a look into it's rich colonial past. A history in American/ Moroccan relations and the Diplomatic mission. It's all in English. Take time to just to wander and admire the building itself.

Thank Kathleen K
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Hi, thanks for your question. We do not work directly with individual Spanish tour companies (they usually have Moroccan partners), so we cannot comment on the specific firm that you mention. In general, we recommend that... More
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It is probably not worth it for you to make the trip but it is certainly worthwhile to visit Tangiers!
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