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American Legation, Morocco

The American Legation building is situated in the medina of Tangier. In 1821 the Sultan of Morocco, gave this building as a gift to the USA making it one of the first pieces of property the US government had ever owned abroad.

This museum is housed in an elegant five-storey mansion and has some unusual displays, including a Moroccan Stars and Stripes carpet. It also has an exciting display of paintings that give a view of the Tangerine’s past through the eyes of its artists and a number of art retraces that originate from the 17th century through to the 20th century. The museum also has a variety of Moroccan rugs, furniture, maps, and photographs.

From the rooftop room of the museum, you have a picturesque view of the Straits of Gibraltar and of the harbour. On a clear day, you can also see as far as the Rif Mountains.