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Kasbah of Algiers

Algiers, Algeria
+212 661-398211
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Folklore but dirty.

Folklore place, safe and easy to walk, accompanied by a local guide of course. Small houses, narrow... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
NIKOLAOS T
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Euboea Region, Greece
Incredible place

On a business trip, we had some time to check out the local scene for a couple hours. We used Omar... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cameron N
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The upper old part of Algiers has interesting Moorish houses, minarets and old citadel.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“be careful” (7 reviews)
“pick pockets” (3 reviews)
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Algiers, Algeria
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+212 661-398211
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Folklore place, safe and easy to walk, accompanied by a local guide of course. Small houses, narrow streets and a very interesting oriental atmosphere. But the place needs restoration to be clean and a worth to visit.

Thank NIKOLAOS T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a business trip, we had some time to check out the local scene for a couple hours. We used Omar from Fancy Algeria, and what a good decision it was. He’s a man on the ground, speaks great English (and other languages) and showed...More

Thank Cameron N
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Loved gamboling around here. You need a guide. Omar of Fancyellow accompanied me. I practically never have a guide but here it was a good thing otherwise I’d still be there now. Really easy to get lost and you’d miss lots without local knowledge. Not...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

We were strongly discouraged to visit the Kasbah on our own, however, should you make all the necessary precautions as you would do in all crowded public places, you shall face no extra dufficulties. Sights and remarkable points might be better discoverd with a guide...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

This was a fascinating part of our trip around the Mediterranean. We did a 3 hour walking tour with about 20 other people, our guide and police escorts in front and back of our group. We visited a typical house and the residents treated us...More

1  Thank 408Steve
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

This was an amazing Friday Morning walk. I’m not the photographer type. I don’t like to disturb the local people with my tiny camera. However, on this occasion I could not stop taking photos of every corner of the Cashba. Partially demolished buildings, narrow labyrinthine...More

Thank pitrusqui
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

This magical and mysterious setting of Algiers Casbah, this history-filled is well worth the detour and possibly even more. You need a guide to appreciate the place

Thank Amine E
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

Nice area to visit I highly recommend to do this tour with a guide. there is a lot of history to know about this place. Try to be there early to finish early too as all normal you should expect a lot of people. Don't...More

Thank Pat m
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Truly amazing, working Casbah-- the original "Casbah" of the Muslim world, I was told. Either way, totally cool to walk around. We had a tour guide through Fancy Algeria Travel, Omar-- which definitely made it more enlightening. Recommended!

Thank jcaulum
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

I fell in love with the Casbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site, two years ago. Since my last visit there was short, my sister-in-law arranged for a tour with a dynamic young lady named Kenza, whose grandmother had lived in the Casbah. Find her on...More

1  Thank Hexy
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Joan H
6 November 2017|
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Response from Hexy | Reviewed this property |
My sister-in-law, who lives in Algiers, arranged for a great 4-hr tour (incl. lunch) of the Casbah. The tour guide’s name is Kenza and she is very knowledgeable. She spoke French & English. I loved it! I have an e-mail... More
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Zelda03
23 January 2017|
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Response from towfik2017 | Reviewed this property |
I Just walked around using my GPS and Google maps on Android. make a list of places That you want to visit beforehand and start Walking. The area is totally safe during daytime (have no experience for night) still carry... More
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