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Kasbah of Algiers

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Address: Algiers, Algeria
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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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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San Diego
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This was a cross between a swap meet, garage sale and some back alley deals. Enjoyed the one in Tunis much better. This was far to commercial and the vendors way to pushy. How many times does a guy need to say "NO, I don't want to buy a bra, much less 5 of them!".

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Algiers, Algeria - was an eye opening experience. I had my reservations but it turned out to be quite an eye opening city to visit. I stayed in a BnB in the middle of the city, close to the Grand Post which was one of the attractions. The city is very mixed and had very distinct French influence but set... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The image of the Casbah evokes mystery and romance, but the reality is a let-down. It has none of the swirl or exoticism one finds in, say, the old medina and souq in Fez. Shops sell the banal necessities of everyday life. Even the mosques down the hillside, supposedly Algiers' most important sights, are relatively undistinguished. The route I wandered... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Took a day trip from Benalmadena. A loooooong day! Delighted to have seen and experienced the kasbah/medina but the organised tours feed you to the wolves with hagglers and hard sellers. Nevertheless, as a solo female traveller I would not recommend you go on your own.

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