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Kasbah of Algiers

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Address: Algiers, Algeria
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The upper old part of Algiers has interesting Moorish houses, minarets and...

The upper old part of Algiers has interesting Moorish houses, minarets and old citadel.

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Don't be scared!

Many will tell you this is the most dangerous place in town, I found it wonderful, although decadent, rich of art, history and humanity. Impossible not to get lost, so better... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mimose67
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Kenya
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Kenya
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many will tell you this is the most dangerous place in town, I found it wonderful, although decadent, rich of art, history and humanity. Impossible not to get lost, so better having a guide. Otherwise, if you take your time to stop and talk to people, if you show a genuine interest there is no doubt you will find someone... More 

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Algiers, Alger, Algeria
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98 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kasbah for the first visit and the second visit you feel always that something different and new things to explore .

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Thank fayeq-alnatour
Grand Junction, Colorado
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230 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This is a lovely labyrinth of homes, shops and cafes. According to the clerk at my hotel, an effort is being made to preserve the historical center from demolition. But don't wait to visit, money talks louder than good intentions and money might want a good portion of this historical center for a new bit of ugly architecture. Do take... More 

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Algiers
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The oldest area in Algiers (the "old Algiers") built by the ottomans during their presence in Algiers between 1515 and 1830. The "old city" had several doors (5, 7 or even 10 depending on the source of information). Some of them used to be opened in the morning and closed at sunset. Houses and palaces are built in a particular... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is an area of Algiers closely linked to the revolution and can be explored as much as suites an individual. There is on carpenter's shop on the ground floor of a small almost triangular house that has some secrets and a remarkable view from its roof several floors up.

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Algiers, Algeria
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99 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is the oldest part of the city. Some buildings are well preserved while some are about to fall to pieces. A labyrinth of very narrow streets, just for pedestrians, stairs climbing up the hill. You turn one corner and you are in the middle of a local street bazaar. To feel the local culture this is a must to... More 

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Thank towfik2016
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32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

It's the most historical & amazing part of all Algiers, if not to say Algeria, a specially if you are in Algiers by Saturday, some local travel agencies organize a full day tour to Casbah with many things to see & explore

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Our guide brought this atmospheric area to life and showed us a stunning 360 degree panoramic view over the harbour and the rest of the casbah along with an introduction to the current way of life which is being threatened by the government which is hoping to relocate the population elsewhere. There are a number of steps but we went... More 

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Wunstorf, Germany
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127 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The lower Casbah is mainly impresive by the french style houses with arcades for numerous small shops. The upper Casbah is more or less original with arabian roots architecture. Follow the stairs to get there, but do not become lost in the maze. You'll reach the fort, which is also named Kasbah. But since it is to be renewd, you'll... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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141 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Kasba or Algiers is so rich in culture, heritage, scenes, architecture and good time .. do not miss out, it's higly recommended to go in group or with a tourist guide, Police there sometime offer escorts with tourist for better safety and guidance through this gorgeous historical treasure .. do wonder around, stop for a cup of tea somewhere، go... More 

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