Borj al-Salaam
Tangier, Morocco
This area above the Customs House is now the car park for the Hotel Continental, but it once housed a battery of 29 canons pointed toward the sea.  The canons date back to the Portuguese era, and have now been placed around the city.  It was known as the Borj al-Salam until 1790, when it became known as Bordj Ben Allal, and in 1865 as Bordj Chachou. According to the page on the Borj in the Inventaire et Documentation du Patrimoine Culturel du Maroc, they are the names of the Qaïds that commanded the battery.  

SOURCES: 
"Borj Es-Salam." IDPCM Inventaire Et Documentation Du Patrimoine Culturel Du Maroc. Accessed October 20, 2014. http://www.idpc.ma/view/pc_architecture/sanae%3A050024.

Roca, Juan Ramón. "Dar Baroud." In Tangier and Its Surroundings, Assilah and Chefchaouen an Illustrated Guide, 69. Alicante (C/ San Carlos, 93, 03013 Alicante): J.R. Roca, 2011.

"Une Liste Du Patrimoine Tangerios." TANGER: Association Al Boughaz. Accessed October 20, 2014. http://tangier.free.fr/alboughaz/patrimoine.htm.




  
Location
Tangier, Morocco
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Associated Names
Events
ca. 16th Century
Variant Names
Borj al-Salaam
Borg es-Salaam
Alternate transliteration
Borj Ben Allal
Alternate
Borj Chachou
Alternate
Batterie du Salut
Formerly known as
Building Usages
city walls
military
car park
transportation
fortifications
military
Materials/Techniques
cement
Keywords
military architecture
cannons
parking lots
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