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American Legation
Ranked #2 of 63 things to do in Tangier
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
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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Reviewed April 26, 2014

I have a fairly well developed historical grid, so the new information I learned adds to my overall knowledge and won't be lost. The place is interesting, not exactly exotic or colonial like the "Casablanca" movie, but it has an peculiar old time flavor.

1  Thank fkolingen
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

i enjoyed the american legation museum it was an history lesson for me as i had not heard of it till i got to tangier and learnt it was presented to the americans by moulay suliman and was one of the first pieces of property abroad the government had ever owned, it was worth the visit and not to be missed.

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Reviewed March 29, 2014

it's hard to find built persevere because it's well worth it. Walk halfway up rue de Portugal and follow the signs down a narrow alley. The legation actually occupies two buildings linked by a bridge. Morocco was the first country to recognise the sovereignty of the United States of America in 1779 and there was an American diplomatic presence at this location until 1976. Rooms have been tastefully restored and decorated but 'stories' are hard to find to provide a narrative or context for one's visit. It is free and the gardens are elegant and restful.

1  Thank frazerprice
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

A lovely building full of artefacts and great art. A great way to learn about the history of Morocco,the United States and their long standing relationship. Time should be taken to read the historical texts as its incredibly interesting.

Thank Stephen A
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