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American Legation

8 Zankat America, Tangier 90000, Morocco
+212 5399-35317
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A Must See

A wonderful building that gives you a look into it's rich colonial past. A history in American... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kathleen K
Kuwait, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
Lovely interesting old house

Well worth a detour in the Medina. Cool , interesting rooms and information. You can imagine how... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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
+212 5399-35317
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a detour in the Medina. Cool , interesting rooms and information. You can imagine how it was and how they lived then

Thank spencer49
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This little museum shows how the US consulate looked like inside as well as how US-Moroccan relations developed over the last centuries and decades. Having visited dozens of countries, I never came across a museum like this. A must do! Entrance fee is 20 Dh...More

Thank Holger C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small museum explains the relationship that Morocco has had with the US from the end of the Revolutionary War when the then Sultan recognized the US. Documents in the Museum include a letter from Washington and various historical paintings that provide context for this...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Morocco was the first country to recognize the US after the Revolutionary War. This building is the first property owned by the US outside the country. It served as the diplomatic headquarters until the Capital was moved to Rabat. Today it is a nice historical...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

The museum is fully in English. It enables you to learn more about the USA Morroco relationship. The museum is not big so even by taking your time you can finish it in one hour.

Thank masamune x
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Well worth a visit when in Tangier. The first American Embassy. Now houses historical documents and paintings.

Thank paulamac
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Made for a nice afternoon visit on our first day. Beautifully restored as a museum illustrating the historical ties between the America / Morocco.

Thank diver94523
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Américain legation is a land mark , one of the important historical site should be included in all tours . I appreciate the hard work done by the director so the staff , very knowledgeable and helpful , so I’m really amazed by the job...More

Reviewed 15 November 2017

A cool building for a hot afternoon, an oasis with interesting exhibits about subjects I knew nothing about.

Thank Nicholas B
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Gene C
4 October 2015|
Response from Anjouan17 | Property representative |
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
Celia P
29 January 2015|
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Response from Debbieindc2014 | Reviewed this property |
It is probably not worth it for you to make the trip but it is certainly worthwhile to visit Tangiers!