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American Legation

8 Zankat America, Tangier 9000, Morocco
539-93-53-17
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Tangier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Traveler Description: The Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies, or TALIM, is one of the most historic places that exist in all of Tangier, and the... more »
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Thonotosassa, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Enjoyed the self guided tour and learning about the Moroccan influence in the US The building was warm but it was July and worth the visit.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great little museum to escape to if the heat gets too much. Very interesting and picturesque history of the USAs links with Morocco and about some of the ex pat locals who have lived in Tangiers (Bowles, Capote etc.)

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Charleston
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The legation and the Museum were closed. You have to get used to things being closed at weird (by American 24/7 standards) times.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The history of the American government in Tangiers is unique and interesting, and this museum has photos and materials to tall you all about it. It's set in the actual building that the American government used as an Embassy / consulate.

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Vancouver, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Probably more interesting to historians but a good example life in Tangiers during and after the war.

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Seattle, Washington
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21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

since 1976 the Old American Legation of Tanger stood empty and in a sad state of disrepair. a group of American citizens established a public, non-profit organization. The Tangier American Legation Museum Society They obtained a lease from the Department of State to rent the Legation building. From 1821 until 1956, the U.S. diplomatic mission to Morocco was located here... More

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Santiago, Chile
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75 reviews 75 reviews
42 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

What I liked the most was the historic description of the history of Tangier. ALso full of art and paintings from local artists.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

actually, Morocco was the first power that recognized the United States of America as an independent country, and in response to that courtesy an American embassy was established in Tangier back in 1777. Tangier's old American Legation today serves as a museum where there is no entry fee, but every visitor has to be guided around by the friendly and... More

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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We had a great tour of this building, which is now a museum with an interesting art collection and a fascinating history. There are activities and classes held here for locals, including language classes. The story of the relationship between the US and Morocco is worth the visit. The galleries devoted to Paul Bowles and his circle were fascinating, as... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

You must visit this as it is the only National Register of Historic Places outside the US. A lot of interesting things to see as well.

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