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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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Old Algiers with revolutionary links.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Algiers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is UNESCO world heritage but locals seem to treat it more like a dumpster. What a shame, it could work wonders for Algiers if they decided to clean it up and spend some government money on restoration of the area. A potential gem, but now more like a trash can.

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Algeria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Very ınterestıng experıence for me to see ottoman ruıns ın AFRICA even just buıldıngs ıts essentıal vısıt for people ,ınterested ın arthıtecture and hıstory

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Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I wish we had a guide to actually get into Casbah and have a look. Our driver told us that its not a safe place hence he only let us take pictures and have a look on those entrance to this ancient city. It looks like Agrabah in Aladdin. Stunning! He was trying to tell us the stories about it... More 

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