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Kasbah of Algiers

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Address: Algiers, Algeria
Phone Number: 00212661398211
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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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Get a guide... but interesting and intriguing and worth the visit

You really cannot do this without a guide ..so start looking for a taxi driver and find a guide though him . You definitely NEED someone to help you figure out which street to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You really cannot do this without a guide ..so start looking for a taxi driver and find a guide though him . You definitely NEED someone to help you figure out which street to turn down. Ask to see the exact location where Ali La Pointe was blown up along with Hassiba Benbouali. At the base of the Kasbah is... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Better go in the morning... better go in a group... and last but not least walk down hill old houses still in acceptable condition even they are inhibited by locals.. deserves to be qualified as a world heritage site

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Thank ghonaimy
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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460 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The area is very Authentic and runddown, and quite a few houses are in pieces. One must be careful where to walk. It is very charming, and there are so many beautiful doors and tiles to look at. Also, the old water Places are great to look at, and they are still in use.

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Thank Ingeborg56
UK
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126 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's ramshackle, covered in rubbish and cat poop, and maze like, but it's a true world treasure full of mystery and character and utterly devoid of tourists. We hired a local guide to take us around, which included going into one of the dwellings and meeting some locals (also the museum where several of the revolutionary heroes died). Try some... More 

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Thank zmrzlina
Algiers, Algeria
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Casbah of Algiers is a must see in Algiers. Starting from the lower section, one should plan a 3-hour walk into the small alleys and ancient city stopping for visits in several historic spots like 5 rue des Abderrames, the final hiding place of Algerian heroes Hassiba Ben Bouali and Ali la pointe during the Battle of Algiers. You... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

A highlight of our 5 day stay in Algiers. The Kasbah is an amazingly complex labyrinth of passageways and staircases, with an abundance of historic architecture and stunning views overlooking the port. It is essential to have a guide. Without one you just wouldn't be able to find your way around and would miss finding the hidden gems. It might... More 

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2 Thank EWPD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I was chased into a dark building by some man calling after me. The elevator did not work and there was no one around. He cornered me and out of fear I knocked him on the ground. Scarey place, not safe for women alone, confusing twists and turns of streets. I fled and will never go back.

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1 Thank Pennymohr
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I can't say enough about Kasbah, every time I visit, it is a must go for me.Forget about the bucolic thoughts you might have created in your mind, this is human nature in its pure essence. Hundreds of years of history in just one concentrated labrynth that will take you from the 21st century to the 1600s. Every spot has... More 

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2 Thank ssmova
Los Angeles
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131 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

If you want to see a country that literally hasn't moved forward in 60 years then Algiers, Algeria is for you. The Casbah is the perfect example of a country living in the 1940s-1950s. Not even the paint has been changed in 60 years. The Casbah is a dumpy, somewhat sketchy part of Algiers with a bit of history they... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Other reviewers have suggested starting at the top which is good advice. Its a labyrinth of narrow streets and alleys and the best advice is to feel adventurous and explore! As long as you head downhill you'll never get lost. I've seen comments that it can be dangerous, well any busy market attracts unsavory types and this Kasbah is no... More 

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