American Legation, Tangier

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Address: Rue d'Amerique, Tanger, Morocco, Tangier

Phone: +212 -539935317

Ticket Price: 20 MAD

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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About American Legation, Tangier

USA’s first overseas embassy was, guess what- Tangier! And hence, in order to mark the importance of the same, the Tangier American Legation Museum was established. Designed in old world style, the museum exhibits arts and different mementos dating back to the historic times. There are many displays which tell you about America’s connection with Morocco. If you’re a fan Paul Bowles, then this museum will surely treat you to the fullest! Great place to spend an hour or two if you want to indulge in something different.

American Legation Opening and Closing Hours

  • Closed on Moroccan holidays.

How To reach American Legation by Public Transport

  • Hired taxis or cars, on foot

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American Legation, Tangier Reviews

  • Simple but interesting museum detailing the history of American relations with Morocco. One can easily spend ~1hour here. Entrance costs 20MAD.

  • 20 MAD (~$2 USD) on Jan 2018. Cute, a couple fun facts, and a small bit of history. Pretty small. Amazing details in the architecture. If you have time to kill, worth the 20 MAD.

  • This is a special place, with lots of interesting forgotten US history. The lion letter, is a must read. The staff was helpful and answered questions. If you are American and in Tangiers, this is a must see!

  • Really cool to visit as an American. This is the only US National Monument outside of the US. Tour a beautiful old house with a number of donated collections including Paul Bowles books, pictures and compositions, toy soldier battle scenes, historic documents, and an excellent map room. Only complaint is that the exhibitions don't follow much of a flow.

  • This is an incredible and quite unexpected place in the Medina of Tangier, Morocco. The inside of the buildings that form the Tangier American Legation Museum (TALIM) can only be described a museum of utmost interest, from rare paintings, beautiful furniture, fine carpets, antique books, silver and other important memorabilia related to the United States of America and its two centuries of friendship with the Kingdom of Morocco. Of particular interest to me is the colonial architecture, large and small salons, and works of art found scattered everywhere. The huge dining room is what I imagine would be found in any grand house, and the inner courtyards are an oasis of tranquility in a hectic world outside its walls. There is a fascinating section, The Paul Bowles Wing, located on the ground level in three rooms. Originally it was one room established by Tangier resident Gloria Kirby and was later expanded by Jerry Loftus, a former director of TALIM. The Paul Bowles Wing has been recently renovated and displays on the walls and in cabinets many items of interest to this cultural and literary icon and long-time resident of Tangier and Morocco. Bowles was a famous expatriate writer and also a composer, and because of his prolific writings many people first heard of Morocco and were inspired to visit, or hope to visit, this wonderful country. Bowles lived 52 years in Morocco and died at age 88 on November 18, 1999. He also translated some of the literary works by the Moroccan writer Mohamed Choukri and several others including Mohammed Mrabet, now known as an artist.

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