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Kasbah of Algiers

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Address: Algiers, Algeria
Phone Number: 00212661398211
Description: 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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Ancient Kasbah of Algiers

The Kasbah in Algiers is actually in quite good condition in those parts which have been renovated. There's also an absence of the hassle factor which is so common in North... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Paris
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1,369 reviews 1,369 reviews
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407 helpful votes 407 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Like many souks, it is fun and really interesting to visit this one. It is picturesque; the casbah with its narrow streets and friendly people is a great place to visit.

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Adelaide, Australia
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142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The Kasbah is a must to see. You need good legs as there are many steps. We even saw the garbage collector the donkey doing its job.

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Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

On a recommendation, our group of 7 contacted Mr. Samir Falali to provide a private tour of the Kasbah. An excellent, all day tour. He met us at the ferry, drove us from location to location, provided a walking tour of the Kasbah, answered all questions, provided history and local flair. An excellent day and wonderful tour.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Cute little streets, folks chatting on their doorsteps (by the way look at the "doorstep-sitting-preventer" at the women's house/school. Go visit the woodworker: a greatly skilled artisan. Plenty of great smelling pastry and bread shops. The Kasbah is on a rather steep hill so get the car to drop you at the top. Good seafood restaurants near the sea.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The Kasbah in Algiers is actually in quite good condition in those parts which have been renovated. There's also an absence of the hassle factor which is so common in North African cities (especially if you're used to say the Kasbah in Fez, Morocco). It's worthwhile going with a guide so that you get to see the most important parts... More 

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Algiers, Algeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are looking for an immersion in Algiers, the real one, you have to go there! You'll love the little narrow streets full of small shops of artisans (copper, wicker, jeweler) and many moorish castles and museums. A guided visit is preferebale!

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I was fortunate to visit the Casbah twice, once the lower Casbah and the second time the upper Casbah both times with friends who knew the place well. Algiers' casbah is still recovering from its isolation and bad reputation of the Algerian civil war. So the first time I visited with my Taiwanese wife I had some apprehensions. These quickly... More 

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Algiers, Alger, Algeria
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Alger la Blanche ("Algiers the White") for the glistening white of its buildings as seen rising up from the sea, Algiers is situated on the west side of a bay of the Mediterranean Sea. The modern part of the city is built on the level ground by the seashore; the old part, the ancient city of the deys, climbs the... More 

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Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Kasbah is enormously interesting, but do not visit without a guide, it is complicated, and despite the great kindness of Algerians the Kasbah it is necessary to visit with great care. Many of the buildings are in disrepair, though quite lovely in an aged beauty, but again the paths are precarious. be careful Also, please, please, if you visit, visit... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Would think this is a must if visiting Algiers. If you don't hire a guide you might not think much of it, but our guide made our trip. We got in touch with him through our hotel, and he was great (Said Shitour, said.shitour@licos.com), hope doesn't mind the the plug. He introduced us to artisans in their shops, their homes,... More 

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