Le Bastion 23 - Palais des Rais, Algiers

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#3 of 12 in Historic Sites in Algiers
Tour the period rooms, World Heritage-listed facades, and interior courtyards at Le Bastion 23 - Palais des Rais, a complex of three Ottoman-era palaces and the last vestige of Algiers' traditional kasbah. Admire the palace's ornate tiled arches, vaulted ceilings with suspended metal lamps, painted railings, and latticed windows, plus views of the city. With its construction started in 1576, the complex bears many well-preserved Ottoman pavilions surrounded by 17th- and 19th-century domed mosques. Once the seat of the French governor, the palace also has many Moorish-style buildings that housed the 19th-century French nobility. Our Algiers vacation maker site makes visiting Le Bastion 23 - Palais des Rais and other Algiers attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Bastion 23 is really important to visit ,after visiting the casbah bastion 23 is the last point to see and admire , you will see three palaces that are under numbers ,the palace 18 th is the most beau...  more »
  • The place is so sublime that it becomes enchanting and inevitably returns to the past. We can easily guess the lifestyle of the ryass and their loved ones. My friends and I had a lovely time, especially in the company of the guide that we learned a lot of things and told a lot of stories.
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  • I you Council especially during the month of ramadan are held very very beautiful evenings .this place is charming but access by car is difficult
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  • one of our favorite museum in Algiers. the building with different parts is well maintained and has organized exposition. the views are stunning and the atmosphere is great. this place has bathroom for visitors but unfortunately no cafe. anyway, it is worth to reach and spend couple of hours there. accessible by metro.
  • One of the most beautiful and original places in Algiers. The rooms and the hallways and every side of this place has a story that is spoken righ through its walls! As a tourist you have to check it out and even as a local i personally go once or twice a year and each time it feels the same and i discover new things about the place.
  • A hidden gem and a must see for tourists. Beautiful rooms and great guides.
  • I liked it so much 😍
  • It was far more beautiful than I could have imagined. Well restored and very interesting. It's a window through history
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