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Kasbah of Algiers

Algiers, Algeria
+212 661-398211
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Must see when in Algiers

Arrived in Algiers today & immediately after breakfast I researched what to see in Algiers and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Orchids R
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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The heart and soul of Algiers

Put your best walking shoes on and make sure to spend plenty of time wandering the UNESCO site that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
blueeyedmoose
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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The upper old part of Algiers has interesting Moorish houses, minarets and old citadel.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pick pockets” (3 reviews)
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Algiers, Algeria
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+212 661-398211
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived in Algiers today & immediately after breakfast I researched what to see in Algiers and found out about booking a tour with Omar (Fancy Yellow). The tour was a great start to know about the history of Algiers, see what the locals do &...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Put your best walking shoes on and make sure to spend plenty of time wandering the UNESCO site that is the 95 acres of the Algiers kasbah, the absolute highlight for me of a two-day tour of the city. HIGHLY recommend you go on a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you visit Alger, you must spend 3h to visit the Kasbah in the capital. Known for the resistance during the 1960's before the independence. Also known for the wonderful architecture of the houses and the small streets :) The best way to visit Kasbah...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Folklore place, safe and easy to walk, accompanied by a local guide of course. Small houses, narrow streets and a very interesting oriental atmosphere. But the place needs restoration to be clean and a worth to visit.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

On a business trip, we had some time to check out the local scene for a couple hours. We used Omar from Fancy Algeria, and what a good decision it was. He’s a man on the ground, speaks great English (and other languages) and showed...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Loved gamboling around here. You need a guide. Omar of Fancyellow accompanied me. I practically never have a guide but here it was a good thing otherwise I’d still be there now. Really easy to get lost and you’d miss lots without local knowledge. Not...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

We were strongly discouraged to visit the Kasbah on our own, however, should you make all the necessary precautions as you would do in all crowded public places, you shall face no extra dufficulties. Sights and remarkable points might be better discoverd with a guide...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

This was a fascinating part of our trip around the Mediterranean. We did a 3 hour walking tour with about 20 other people, our guide and police escorts in front and back of our group. We visited a typical house and the residents treated us...More

1  Thank 408Steve
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

This was an amazing Friday Morning walk. I’m not the photographer type. I don’t like to disturb the local people with my tiny camera. However, on this occasion I could not stop taking photos of every corner of the Cashba. Partially demolished buildings, narrow labyrinthine...More

Thank pitrusqui
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

This magical and mysterious setting of Algiers Casbah, this history-filled is well worth the detour and possibly even more. You need a guide to appreciate the place

Thank Amine E
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Joan H
6 November 2017|
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Response from Hexy | Reviewed this property |
My sister-in-law, who lives in Algiers, arranged for a great 4-hr tour (incl. lunch) of the Casbah. The tour guide’s name is Kenza and she is very knowledgeable. She spoke French & English. I loved it! I have an e-mail... More
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Zelda03
22 January 2017|
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Response from towfik2017 | Reviewed this property |
I Just walked around using my GPS and Google maps on Android. make a list of places That you want to visit beforehand and start Walking. The area is totally safe during daytime (have no experience for night) still carry... More
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