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Musee Nationale des Arts et Traditions Populaires

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Beautiful building

While not entirely authentic, this building has a mix of beautiful features from other historic... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2018
janyyc
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Calgary, Alberta
Nice place to stop on Casbah visit

Small museum housed in a historic building with some lovely pieces and a nice space to walk around... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
jcaulum
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 Dec 2018
“Beautiful building”
28 Jun 2018
“Nice place to stop on Casbah visit”
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69, Rue Akli Malek | Casbah, Algiers 16100, Algeria
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Reviewed 16 December 2018

While not entirely authentic, this building has a mix of beautiful features from other historic sites. No photos but you can sneak some in when the guards aren't looking. The courtyard is stunning. A nice reprieve from the Casbah mess.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank janyyc
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Small museum housed in a historic building with some lovely pieces and a nice space to walk around. Maybe 30 minutes or so, but worth your time and the small entry fee.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank jcaulum
Reviewed 3 May 2018

An attractive collection of everyday objects and crafts in a nice old house at the bottom of the Casbah. Being so central, this museum is very popular, and offers an interesting selection of visitors!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank NicJBoston
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I came here as part of a tour of the Casbah, given by a lovely young woman named Kenza. While the museum is interesting, allowing an impression of how a traditional old home in the Casbah looked, the behavior of the museum staff that day...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Hexy
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Main sight here is the palace itself but there are some interesting exhibits of local crafts like period furniture, carpets and ceramics. Adore the marble columns in the patio and have a chat with the friendly staff! ThoughI am not sure if anybody speaks english...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Ricarda N
Reviewed 15 January 2017

not very big and could do with a scrub up, but the sort of place you'd expect tourists to be brought to

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Chris F
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Its the house of lgerian traditions and customs,you have to visit this place to feel and taste the reality of Algerian hospitality.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank fayeq-alnatour
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Alas, our guide could not give us more than half an hour to visit this beautiful place. The building itself as well as the exhibits were a delight, especially the textiles and the ornate jewellery. A working knowledge of French would help individual visitors get...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 14 October 2015

"Musee Nationale des Arts et Traditions Populaires" - a small charming museum in the Kasbah of Algiers, not to be missed! The building dates back to the origins of the Kasbah and is currently being restored but is still open to the public. I come...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank argosyvr
Reviewed 12 August 2015

One of the worthwhile visits that I took, it took me down to traditions that are rarely talked about especially after I met an ALgerian lawyer at the museum. It is a pity that there is little written literature in the outside world about Algerian...More

Date of experience: April 2015
2  Thank MikePMadrid
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