Chiesa di San Francesco d’Assisi
Tangier, Morocco
Italian Franciscan Monks built a chapel on the western end of the gardens of the Italian Consulate in 1927.  In 1939 construction began on the larger Church that occupies the property now.  In the semi-domed alcove was a marble altar.  Behind it was a large wooden cross, and stained glass windows.  The church also had an electric organ, and was one of the largest in Tangier. 

It is not clear if the facility is currently in use.  The bells in the bell tower have been removed. 

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

"Ver Edificio. Moulay Driss 3, Iglesia Italiana de San Francesco d'Assisi." Tanger. El Mundo En Una Ciudad. Accessed May 03, 2015. http://tingisaecid.com/v2/view_ent/view_building.php?id=153.


Location
Tangier, Morocco
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Associated Names
Events
1939-1940
1951 restoration of edifice
1927 construction of original chapel
Variant Names
Chiesa di San Francesco d’Assisi
St. Francis of Assisi Church
Translated
Eglise St. François D'Assise
Translated
Italian Church
Vernacular
Franciscan Mission
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Building Usages
church
religious
monastery
religious
Keywords
churches
Christianity