You may not know it, but Tangier is one of the most important cities in Morocco. Apart from the fact that it is the only city in the world with the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, and that it housed many civilizations from before the 5th century B.C., Tangier is a city that has a lot to say and with an impressive, long history. Here are the best museums where you can learn about the history of this great city.
This museum was formerly the Royal Palace of the Sultan in the 17th century, located in the heart of the Medina.
The Kasbah represents the art of all regions of Morocco, with pottery instruments from the north of the Kingdom, to impressive rugs hand-made in Rabat, and even the Fez room, full of silks and other colorful elements.
This museum is a former courthouse called Dar Ech Chorfa. Here, you will find endless pieces of archeological treasures found nearby various Roman settlements such as Volubilis, Uxus, Banasa, and Cotta.
Above all this, the most important element in this museum is the mesmerizing Venus mosaic, a piece that represents the goddess and all her courtship.
Located between Grand Socco and Petit Socco, this synagogue has been functioning for over a century. Today, it’s a museum presenting objects of worship from other synagogues.
You will quickly notice the architecture inside, as it’s an extremely traditional Moorish-Spanish style with big chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. There is also a stunning view of the Tangier Harbour at the Jewish cemetery that you must see!
This museum was founded by Malcolm Forbes (Forbes Magazine), and is located in what once was his palace, called Mendoub.
In the museum, you will find an impressive collection of 60,000 military miniatures, which represent the biggest battles in history, from Waterloo to Dien Bien Phû. In the garden, there are also 600 miniatures representing the Battle of Ksar El Kbir of 1578 in Morocco.
This museum was formerly a synagogue, and here you will find an open two-story room with a big collection of black and white photographs, newspapers, posters, and much more of 19th and 20th century Tangier hung on the walls.
This museum is located in Chefchaouen, a village just outside of Tangier. It was formerly a castle built by Prince Moulay Ali bin Rashid in 1471.
It represents the lifestyle of the people in the Medieval Age in Chefchaouen, with Judaism, Andalusian, and Islamic cultures. In the museum, you will be able to see traditional weapons, models of embroideries, music instruments, and much more.