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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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How, exactly, is one supposed to rock this casbah?

You'd think with the shrill noises regarding safety on my trip to Algiers that upon touching down at the airport, I'd immediately stop living. It doesn't matter how, death would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2016
MisterButler
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London, United Kingdom
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New York City, New York
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Algiers is a city of superlatives in many regards, and The Casbah effortlessly proved itself to be one of them. From the higher alleys of the Upper Casbah with its narrow alleys, historic fountains, and unmistakable Ottoman-era architecture, to the lower boulevards with colonial touches and a busier market vibe, to everything in between: the homes of those who provided... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

You'd think with the shrill noises regarding safety on my trip to Algiers that upon touching down at the airport, I'd immediately stop living. It doesn't matter how, death would just happen. That it did not and I am still here, seems to be quite a mystery - and it would seem that the same reputation of safety abounds around... More 

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Tralee, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

A few stairs and laneways Not many shops Very steep Many young menacing looking kids Not like old town in jureselem or Genoa Not worth bothering with

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Algiers, Algeria
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Beautiful and nice place where can feel the touch of history. Souq near it is a good shopping place.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

A fascinating old town taking you back to Ottoman times, winding alleys and steep staircases but be careful of pickpockets and muggings.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

I had been warned by more than one local, see the Casbah from the car but do not go inside although its beautiful. Apparently the Casbah is very unsafe for tourists, the place has very little security and not recommended for travellers alone.

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

The streets of this place are awsome. Of course, for those with like to see the real world of the majority of population. Be aware that making photo in this area is not suitable, but it is not prohibited. So, be sure that yoy dont upset somebody in this way. And, if you are not algerian, dont visit this area... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Reasonably interesting way to spend an hour, but I have been to better markets. Not really geared up for tourists, which is true of most places in Algiers.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

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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