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American Legation

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This is worth a visit. The property is beautiful and so peaceful. There is so much history to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Casablanca, Morocco
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An eclectic and interesting peek into Moroccan and American history and into Tangier.....and a nice... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Penelope S
Yellowknife, Canada
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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...more
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8 Zankat America, Tangier 90000, Morocco
+212 5399-35317
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is worth a visit. The property is beautiful and so peaceful. There is so much history to read about and the works of Paul Bowls are on display. This visit explained a lot about life in Tangier and also the relationship between the US...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

An eclectic and interesting peek into Moroccan and American history and into Tangier.....and a nice break from the bustling medina outside .

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Penelope S
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's a nice museum, but there are confusing things. Labels aren't clear or things have been moved. That said I learned a few things and had a pleasant time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank acoghill
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Tangier and miss this place you will regret it. The American Legation is like a trip back in time. They let you roam free in the building to discover each room and get the feel of the place. You can only...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit of a surprise to us after several weeks Morocco. Something different with American history and Tangier/Morocco. Don’t expect a fabulous compound, but it is pittoresques and has some nice items on display.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brussels_Judging
Reviewed December 6, 2018

Informative and interesting historical perspective of the Moroccan/American relationship over the centuries.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SuperDave47
Reviewed December 3, 2018

I’m not sure if most people know that aMorocco was the first country to Recognize the United States in 1777 and the United States established their first Embassy here. They have a nice museum that talks about the history of the ties between the United...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank txtfa001
Reviewed December 2, 2018

If you l history like I do, this place is for you. It's a little difficult to find as it's in an alley and up a few flights of stairs but a great place to see. Entrance fee is super cheap.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Globewanderer79
Reviewed November 28, 2018

Nice if you are into history. Not the ideal place to use strollers. Not far from Medina. I think you can take photos here.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mohammad Z
Reviewed November 8, 2018

The first country to recognize the US was Morocco. This is a must stop to learn about US-Morocco relations and their beginning.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank WanderingCassie
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Gene C
October 4, 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
January 28, 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!