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“History, beautiful rooms and courtyards”
Review of American Legation

American Legation
Ranked #2 of 69 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 4 April 2018

America's first overseas embassy. The rooms are lovely and it was larger than we expected from the modest exterior, down a narrow lane. These ambassadors knew how to live (they still do!). The walls are covered in historical information, photographs and paintings, but, as we are not American, we enjoyed it solely as a beautiful old building and it was worth visiting for that alone.

Thank KJGC
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

The American Legation is housed in a beautiful house in the old medina. It takes some time to find on your own but when you do, a highly evocative exhibit on Tangier, its fascinating history and reputation as a refuge for artists awaits you! Highlight of our visit to Tangier!

Thank Danielphala
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Did not disappoint! Beautiful historic documents, the Paul Bowles rooms were neat, and the tiny models were fascinating. Carefully look at the details, including the lady on the mule. Wtf!? Kidding aside, it made me feel very patriotic and respectful of the long-standing relationship between the U.S. and Morocco. And the map room was outstanding!! Great art and architecture.

Thank Diana Y
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Dealing heavily with the international experience in Tangier I spent a wonderful 2hrs wandering lazily around the beautiful rooms of the former Consulate building. Worth visiting for the collection on Paul Bowles alone. The standout part for me was the amazing miniature armies displays of famous battles from Moroccan history.

Thank Alex L
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

In 1777, Morocco was the first country to recognize the new United States of America. The Tangier American Legation is a must see while in Tangier. Marked on most maps, it is easy to find with no guide necessary. The website provides a picture of the Bab Merican (Bab means gate.) where it is located as well as a map. There was no ticket line, and for a small fee you can enter and explore the upstairs on your own with staff to answer questions, though most displays are self-explanatory. The rooms are beautifully furnished and give a glimpse into the history of Tangier including one of its most colorful residents, Paul Bowles. The American Legation was the first public property outside the U.S. and is the only US National Historic Landmark on foreign soil.

Thank MawaNewYork
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