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Tangier American Legation Museum, Tangier

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Delve into the history of American relations with Morocco at Tangier American Legation Museum, the first American public property outside of the U.S. The historic building symbolizes the diplomatic relationship and friendship between America and Morocco, one of the first countries to recognize American independence. Admire the elaborate stucco decor and charming courtyard of the building, then step inside to enjoy a guided tour of the museum, displaying a variety of memorabilia and a collection of antique paintings and furniture. Plan trip to Tangier with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • An absolute must see when in Tangier! The architecture is sublime and the staff very welcoming. The interior is very well appointed and offers a glimpse into the centrality of the legation in the... 
    An absolute must see when in Tangier! The architecture is sublime and the staff very welcoming. The interior is very well appointed and offers a glimpse into the centrality of the legation in the...  more »
  • Loved the style and the exhibitions at this museum. Everything was interesting and carefully placed to give you the feel and history of each Era. 
    Loved the style and the exhibitions at this museum. Everything was interesting and carefully placed to give you the feel and history of each Era.  more »
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  • It's really an interesting piece both historically and architecturally as the museum occupies two buildings connected via small bridge over the narrow street of medina they stand on opposite each other. One part is dedicated solely to the US legion and military mission/school, the other part contains more stuff focused on artists who spent at least part of their life in Tanger and reflected the town in their art (whatever form it had).
  • Poorly exhibited at the start, hard to follow what was going on , or where to turn your head next within the house causing disjointed information and reading non linear history. 50 DH each from what we can remember. That being said after the initial bits of American history the house opened up into a lovely square where we were able to sit and admire the stacked terraced roofs , bountiful flower boxes and the blue blue sky of Tangier. We recommend coming for the not the exhibition. Towards the end , the Paul Bowles exhibit highlighted the influence he took from Tangier and the rest of Morocco , we’ll be downloading his Moroccan LP field recordings in due course… Bonus ambience if American tourists are there when you are.

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