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Address: 8 Zankat America, Tangier 9000, Morocco
Phone Number: 539-93-53-17
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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Fri 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Cool brief stop

There is an OK museum, in a very nice beautiful house. It is well worth a stop while wandering the medina, I think.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

There is an OK museum, in a very nice beautiful house. It is well worth a stop while wandering the medina, I think.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Tangier has been a friend to America since 1777. My entire family loved the stop at this museum! You will want to keep a list of books and movies to read/ watch when you get home!

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Madrid, España
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I loved the American Legation. Not only in itself a very interesting gallery, but the house it occupies is a dream come true. It stretches on the top of several houses and has at least two "patios" with lovely sunshade and chairs. Really worth the visit.

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I attended a function hosted by the American Legation in the Casbah and learned it's the oldest US foreign legation. An elegant old building with lovely courtyards.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you're an American this Legation located in the heart of the Medina is a surprise attraction. It's located in an1821 Moorish-style building. Morocco's king was the first head of state to recognize American independence. In 1777, the Moroccan-American Treaty of Friendship was signed and is still in force today. There are signed documents to view and portraits and photos... More 

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

No entrance fee. There is also a book shop with books and interesting objects. The location is wonderful,The two rooms dedicated to Paul Bowles (which should be renovated a little) contain cult objects for the mantles of the writer musician. There is a terrace where you can sit and relax. a truly wonderful place to visit with Clean bathrooms!

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Diamond Bar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

In this beautiful museum you are on American soil. We relaxed and enjoyed all of the history that these two great nations shared. Jadidi Mohammed, the museum curator is wonderful and was so impressive with his knowledge! He made our visit a true delight. For those interested in WWII, you may ask him about the important history this place placed... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I had no idea that the US and Morocco had such ancient ties until I stumbled accross this place. If you're a history buff like me, you'll surely enjoy all the pictures and letters framed about on the walls.

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Oklaunion, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

What beautiful houses assembled, What a beautiful garden in the heart of city, a beautiful house of the last century, it feels the care, maintenance and the American decorum, Beautiful furnishings, beautiful spaces, a Paul Bolwes room and his friends, a past life unfolding before our eyes memories Mac Beys, a true pleasure!

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Good if you have the time, and an interest in american diplomatic history or the myths of tangier. The exhibition relies heavily on text, much of which is better presented in books like Tangier: city of the dream by Iain Finlayson. The legation is a nice building, the material is well laid out, and overall a visit is worth your... More 

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Additional Information about American Legation

Address: 8 Zankat America, Tangier 9000, Morocco
Phone Number: 539-93-53-17
Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Tangier-Tetouan Region  >  Tangier
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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