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Kasbah of Algiers

Algiers, Algeria
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Ranked #5 of 28 Attractions in Algiers
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods
Description: The upper old part of Algiers has interesting Moorish houses, minarets and old citadel.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Great cultural experience, a clear must see. Awesome views of the city, good tea and sweet goodies with some wonderful history. Get a guide, Tis Abderrahim local from Kasbah was great and did a solid job of showing us his world in half a day. He followed up with photos and some personal treats of local fruit & snacks the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

One of the most interesting places. But be careful. You can get lost easily. A local should help you. It is little dirty and smells bad in some areas but it is worth to walk along those very narrow streets.

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Tucson, Arizona
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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A tour of the Kasbah in Old Algiers is a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Walking through narrow passageways where Algerians still live in residences some of which are hundreds of years old, is a trip not to be missed! We needed a tour guide to explain all of the history of this place. It is also recommended that, for your safety, you... More

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Amman Governorate, Jordan
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65 reviews 65 reviews
50 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Some of oldest building and temples are still there but if its a night visit you will stillget another reward which is misk e llail a nice smelly trees which translates nights musk

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Los Angeles
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Go to the Kasbah and be sure to hire a tour guide to give you some background do information. And, a tip: before going, be sure to watch Battle for Algiers, as you will get an historic reference as to what you are doing and where you are.

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Turin, Italy
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

From the Top to the Bottom, you will see amazing historical houses. The guide show you some of them cenverted to museums. The most interesting are in the bottom namely Museum of traditional arts and The mueaum of Miniature and Calligraphy. then Ketchawa Mosquee and The Martyr Square with other two famous and old mosquees. Finishing with Bastion 23 (The... More

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Lower Mainland, BC
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38 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Visited the Kasbah during the day so I felt safe. The souk is full of shops and people. There are 2 wonderful museums located very close to each other: the Museum of Traditional Arts and the Museum of Miniature Illumination and Calligraphy. Entry to most museums in Algeria is only 20 Dinars. There are a couple of old houses that... More

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Algiers, Algeria
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

i want to advice all univers that want to come to ALGERIA to be careful because there is 99% from people are thiefs from kid to grande fathers age just

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Algiers, Algeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Before coming, just go and rent a dvd with Pontecorvo's Battle of Algiers. And then visit the casbah. It's worth your time

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The Kasbah is a city within the city. Not always very well preserved it holds the real charm of Algiers and is usually free from any tourist. To make the most of it, ask for a guide : you will get to see the inside of its real inhabitants' houses. Don't miss the little fountains in the corners and artisans'... More

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