We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

American Legation

8 Zankat America, Tangier 9000, Morocco
539-93-53-17
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 16 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 »
Write a Review

85 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    40
    34
    9
    0
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
50 attraction reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Morocco was the first country to diplomatically recognize the brand new United States of America, and the first to grant them some overseas real estate. While the embassy is in Rabat, the American Legation museum is still officially American property and they have a lovely collection of fun Americana, including official letters from George Washington, info from various ex-pat communities,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tokyo
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The hours are odd - closes mid-day, to reopen later in the afternoon - so check these. But it is like a time machine - you get sense of what the lives that were lived there, and the Paul Bowles exhibit is not large but well done. Give yourself 60 - 90 minutes to explore the place. It is relatively... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Glen Ellen, California
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The letters between Morocco's King and George Washington are quite interesting. The place is much bigger than we expected upon first entry.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Thonotosassa, Florida
Senior Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
249 reviews 249 reviews
128 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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.)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charleston
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Daytona Beach, Florida
Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Santiago, Chile
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
44 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed American Legation also viewed

Tangier, Tangier-Tetouan Region
Tangier, Tangier-Tetouan Region
 
Tangier, Tangier-Tetouan Region
Tangier, Tangier-Tetouan Region
 

Been to American Legation? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage American Legation, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing