Le Bastion 23 - Palais des Rais, Algiers

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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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  • the 23 bastion is a place rich in history and architecture, it overlooks the Mediterranean Sea, we spend pleasant moments
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  • The Palace of the Rais (Arabic: قصر الرياس) also called Bastion 23 is part of the most important historical monuments of the city of Algiers. It represents, moreover, one of the last witnesses attesting physically of the extension of the Casbah of Algiers to the sea until the nineteenth century.
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  • Magnificent Palace strongly recommended to anyone visiting Algiers. Some rooms have a beautiful decoration and immerses us in the time of the Regency of Algiers. The sea view is relaxing. They take place sometimes exhibitions of arts as currently a Belgian artist who exposes in a part of the Palace and with which we were able to Exchange in a very interesting way.
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  • It was far more beautiful than I could have imagined. Well restored and very interesting. It's a window through history
  • It's an escape from worries and too much thinking
  • A must-see in Algiers. One of the few well conserved heritage buildings in the capital city.
  • A moorish architecture palace
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