Kasbah of Algiers, Algiers

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Stroll true the quaint maze of narrow alleys at Kasbah of Algiers, the city's traditional neighborhood and World Heritage Site predominantly built during the rule of the Ottoman Empire. Explore Ottoman-style palaces, Moorish houses, old mosques, and the remains of a citadel, but consider taking a guide to get additional insight into the area's history. Make Kasbah of Algiers part of your personalized Algiers itinerary using our Algiers trip itinerary builder .
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  • Guide Ahcicene (who is actually the owner) and driver Muhammed were excellent. Long day tour, via car and on foot, into museums, Botanical Garden, the Casbah on foot, elsewhere. Ahcicene is extremely ...  more »
  • You can't claim to have known Algiers without visiting the Casbah. Before recommend you watch the movie the battle of Algiers and suggest you hire a local guide. That being said the place is magical, untouched for decades and without pollution of mass tourism, partly because you can visit just walking. In the heart of the Casbah is the National Museum, one of the oldest buildings, partly because the houses are made of non-durable materials, traditionally nomadic, overlooking the roofs of the houses. Entering the Museum, you enter an old mansion, where you can distinguish the original intended use of the premises. You don't expect a Museum according to Westerners: Here you enter an Algerian House and feels the breath of Casbah as in any tourist Medinas in the Mediterranean. Here there are no shops nor or shops, there are no cars, you only hear the shouting of the alleys, the Westernized city is remote, rustic odors are perceived, and not necessarily the perfumes, but are authentic. you look through the eyes of an Algerian. And in the background you can see the sea from above as they saw him Algerians centuries ago, when Algiers was a den of Pirates (as in the Italian in Algiers), and here you understand why: a group of protected homes behind the mountain and opposite from a natural harbour easily controllable and defensible. But to continue this story you have to go to the Bastion fortification 23--lying between the Casbh and the sea, made by the Turks at the request of the Arabs, who were unable to tame the Algerians. Bon voyage in North Africa that is no more
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  • This place deserves 5 stars as old buildings, narrow streets, the stairs, the view of the harbor and the city in some places are beautiful. Alas, no maintenance is done, too little restorations begun and this dirt and trash everywhere. This little piece that could be a place of tourism is a true gem of the city of Algiers, a future piece of Paradise (which it may have been a former time) However, it is absolutely necessary to discover this place only for two things ((: 1) the kindness, the kindness of the population 2) small manufacturing shops I assure you that these last two points make you forget the negative and you leave a lasting memory. Go ahead, discover, observe, discuss, listen, touch, feel...
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