Tangier events and its museums

The people who love art and craft would surely have lots of things to see in Tangier. Most of the visitors travel to Tangier because of its natural charm and outstanding hospitality. However, other than these things Tangier also has several things for tourists including its attractions and events.

It has culture in its soul and art in its soil. Everywhere you turn, you find only art in Tangier. Its historical places have extraordinary Islamic archeology. In addition, the handicrafts available in Tangier are best examples of its art. While wandering in its local markets, you can find several artists busy in their artwork along the street sides.

Business man, storytellers, snake charmers etc can be seen in its local market places, especially in evening. You can also see athlete performing gymnastics at beach side. If you would like to look more artwork, then the museums of Tangier are best place to visit.

Some of the Museums of Tangier are here:

Moroccan Art Museum:

This museum is situated in the palace of Dar el-Makhzen at Place de-la-Kasbah. This museum is well set in apartment of princes with ceiling of painted wooden work and sculpted plasterwork. Here, you can see excellent displays of expression of the Moroccan artwork from pottery and rugs to silks and jewelry in diverse collection of artworks.

Antiquities Museum:

It is also located in Dar el-Makhzen at Place de-la-Kasbah. It has fine displays of artifacts including mosaics and bronze from Roman sites of Cotta, Lixus, Volubilis and Bsnasa.

American-Legation Museum:

This museum is a place where you can see the marks of historical relations between America and Morocco. Morocco was first country of old continent that recognize independence from America. Admission in museum is free of cost. However, the tour in museum is guided by staff of museum.

Forbes Museum:

This museum consists of an exhibition of several miniatures of military that re-enact major battles. This museum has history from the Waterloo to the Dien-Bien-Phfi that is realistically re-created totally with lots of technical sound effects and lightning.

All the museums of Tangier open from Monday to Friday in between 8:30am to 18:30pm.

In addition, some events that also attract the attention of many tourists including artists are:

May: Tanjazz:

This festival mainly held in every May since 2000. In this festival you can see the performances on the streets as well as indoor concerts.
June: International Summer-Carnival:
In this carnival, people of Tangier celebrate the opening of summers. You can watch open-air parade, features of folkloristic expressions, Latin musical performances as well as Moroccan music performances.

July: Nights of Mediterranean:
Its celebration starts in beginning of the month of July with dance exhibitions and musical series by the international artists.
In addition, Amazigh festival, Volubilis Festival and Mediterranean Short-film festival also celebrates in Tangier every year. So, there are lots of exciting things available in Tangier for artists and tourists equally.

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