Tangier American Legation Museum

Tangier American Legation Museum information

Location
Tangier , Morocco
Address
8 Rue D’Amerique
Telephone
+212 539 93 53 17
More information
www.legation.org
Prices
admission free, donations appreciated
Opening hours
10am-1.30pm & 3-5pm Mon-Thu, 10am-noon & 3-5pm Fri
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This museum is a must-see: Morocco was one of the first countries to recognise the fledgling United States, and this was the first piece of American real estate abroad (look for the letter of thanks from George Washington to Sultan Moulay Suleyman). It is also the only US National Historic Landmark on foreign soil. The elegant five-storey mansion holds an impressive display of paintings that give a view of the Tangerine past through the eyes of its artists, most notably the Scotsman James McBey, whose hypnotic painting of his servant girl, Zohra, has been called the Moroccan Mona Lisa . There is a well-stocked bookshop and a wing dedicated to Paul Bowles.