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Kasbah of Algiers

Algiers, Algeria
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Ranked #5 of 27 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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Tucson, Arizona
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
49 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Algiers, Algeria
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
38 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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East Greenwich, Rhode Island, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Start from the top of the hill where the well-preserved old house is open for visitors. Then go down the alleys between ancient buildings where people still reside. Children playing, men sitting around smoking cigarette, women running around from and to shopping. I peeked inside some of the doors to see their daily lives. Poor, but they seem to be... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Winding alley ways,walled gardens & vast secretive houses built by wealthy Ottoman merchants. The rooms are arranged around a central courtyard with fountain.Walls and floors are of course tiled.Magnificent patterns and colours as always.Islamic art never fails to enchant.Lighting adds mystery...large ornate filigree lamps cast seductive shadows on the ceilings. On the top of the building an interesting landscape of... More

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