Register
Travel Books
Morocco Blog

Tangier American Legation Museum

Jul 14

Written by:
7/14/2010 9:16 PM  RssIcon

Tangier American Legation Museum

Tangier American Legation Museum is considered a US historic landmark; the United States Secretary of the Interior James G. Watt designated it as a national historic landmark on December 17, 1982. The American Legation was a gift to the United States from the Moroccan Sultan Moulay Suliman, it is the first piece of property acquired abroad by the U.S. government. It was established in 1821, and served as a US Consulate General, Peace Corps training center, cultural center, education center, and Museum. The Legation Museum officially opened on July 2, 1976.

The museum has an art collection from the 19th-20th centuries of “engravings, lithographs, watercolors, and oils ", Also Moroccan, American, and Mediterranean architecture and decor can be witnessed via landmark antique doors, building décor, arts collections, and tiles of the museum serving as a hub for both the American and Moroccan history.  The museum includes a room devoted to the American writer and composer Paul Bowles. The museum also features a research library, conference center which is available for conferences, meetings, and receptions. In addition, the museum administers summer Arabic language program for American students. 
 
Location: 8 Zankat America, Tangier, 90 000, Morocco
Phone: 212 539 93 53 17
Museum Website: American Legation Museum 
Museum Hours: 10:00 AM to 01:00PM - 03:00PM to 05:00PM
 
More Moroccan museums information and details can be found in this section.
 
Legation Museum Casbah Palace 1937
 
Legation Museum Gallery
 


Your name:
Gravatar Preview
Your email:
(Optional) Email used only to show Gravatar.
Your website:
Title:
Comment:
Security Code
CAPTCHA image
Enter the code shown above in the box below
Add Comment   Cancel 
Recent_Comments
Re: Riu Palace Tikida Agadir
Does anyone have any more updated pictures of the hotel, we will be visiting in August and are eager to check out the hotel's progress. Thanks
Re: Morocco tourism numbers 2011
yes that's right i live in Tafraout and i see a lot tourists every hours and that's good and usefull for morocco as i think thank you
Re: Morocco Mall Casablanca
wowww, b3aw dima zaidin l3oddam!!!
Re: Azalay Festival Ouarzazate
Hi, thanks for this correction.
Re: Road to Toubkal Photoset
I've been here, beautiful place to visit
Hostels In London
I feel so amazed and felt like I'm in the past thousands of years before. Great stuffs!
Re: Morocco Travelogue by An American 1905
Wow, fascinating! It's always really interesting to read historical travel advice and see how much has changed in the interim.
Re: Berber Symbols and Objects
Thanks for sharing these Moroccan items, very insightfull!
Mr
Nice art work! Can you share some more pics of your art?
Re: Couscous: A Moroccan Tradition
Scott, Your blog bought back some nostalgic memories for me. When I go traveling, its all about the food and the memories that are triggered when I try and re-create a dish i stumbled upon on my travels(without much success).

It was just the other night that I was paging through my album, the photos depicting the utter chaos of the market streets and the beautiful colors on display. It was a visual spectacle. The food was a gastronomic spectacle. My personal favorite dish while visiting Morocco was the lamb tagine with dates. The tenderness of the lamb coupled with the sweetness of the dates was a mere delight and surprise to my palate. Thank you for helping me relive my Morocco experience. Morocco is a must-see travel destination and for more information visit www.essentialtravel.co.uk/magazine/country-guides/morocco/travel-to-morocco.asp for some great travel tips and facts about Morocco.
Ads
Ads
Connect With Us!