Dar al-Mandub
Tangier, Morocco
The building was constructed on 4 hectares (10 acres) in 1929 by the Mendoub Mohamed Tazi.  In 1970 it was bought by the American publishing magnate Malcolm Forbes who transformed it into a museum featuring miniature reenactments of major battles from history.  After the death of Malcom Forbes in 1990, the museum was closed.  According to Juan Ramón Roca, the structure is now used as a "VIP residence for guest of the (Royal) Palace."1

--Michael A. Toler, AKDC@MIT, December 2014

NOTES
1. Roca, Juan Ramón. p. 151.

SOURCES
"Forbes Museum, Tangier." Forbes Museum, Tangier. Morocco.com, n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2014. <http://www.morocco.com/museums/forbes/>.

Roca, Juan Ramón. Tangier and Its Surroundings, Assilah and Chefchaouen an Illustrated Guide. Alicante (C/ San Carlos, 93, 03013 Alicante): J.R. Roca, 2011.


Location
rue Shakespeare, Tangier, Morocco
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Associated Names
Events
1929
Style Periods
Dimensions
4 hectares
Variant Names
Dar al-Mandub
Dar el-Mendoub
Alternate transliteration
Palais Mendoub
Translated
Mendoub's Palace
Translated
Tangier Forbes Museum
Formerly known as
Building Usages
palace
palatial
museum
public/cultural