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Kasbah Museum

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location Kasbah Museum
  • Place de la Kasbah, Tangier
  • +212 5 39 33 44 81
  • 35°47'18.2"N 5°48'45.7"W
  • Rate : 20 Dhs - 2 €
  • Type : Archaeological
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Previously known as 'Dar al Makhzen' or Sultan's Palace this museum takes an important portion of Tangier's Kasbah. The building was the residence of Portuguese governors 'Domus Praefecti' between 1471 and 1661. It became an important castle called 'Upper Castle' and was used by English governors between 1662 and 1684 until they were evicted by the Caïd Ben Abdellah El Hamani.

Since then, this monument is the seat of executive power and a symbol of the local authority.


The museum houses a collection of artistic, ethnographic and archaeological objects, many of which originate from north Morocco.

The visit begins with an area called "from first hunters to first farmers" where a rich collection of Prehistoric items is exhibited (Lower Paleolithic, Middle Paleolithic and Epipalaeolithic period).

The next room is dedicated to the romanization period of the region, a beautiful collection of archaeological object from Roman sites in Morocco such as Lixus and Volubilis.

This museum presents an exhibition of artefacts relating to the Islamic history of Morocco, such as an impressive dome decorated with sculpted and painted cedar and plaster or an unique Qur'an of the eighteenth century, gilded and richly illuminated is exposed.

Opening hours

Open now

Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

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