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Kasbah of Algiers

Algiers, Algeria
+212 661-398211
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Rock the Casbah!

Truly amazing, working Casbah-- the original "Casbah" of the Muslim world, I was told. Either way... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jcaulum
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Great tour of the Casbah by Kenza

I fell in love with the Casbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site, two years ago. Since my last visit... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Hexy
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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The upper old part of Algiers has interesting Moorish houses, minarets and old citadel.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“be careful” (7 reviews)
“pick pockets” (3 reviews)
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Algiers, Algeria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly amazing, working Casbah-- the original "Casbah" of the Muslim world, I was told. Either way, totally cool to walk around. We had a tour guide through Fancy Algeria Travel, Omar-- which definitely made it more enlightening. Recommended!

Thank jcaulum
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I fell in love with the Casbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site, two years ago. Since my last visit there was short, my sister-in-law arranged for a tour with a dynamic young lady named Kenza, whose grandmother had lived in the Casbah. Find her on...More

1  Thank Hexy
Reviewed 3 October 2017

No comparison with the casbahs and souks of Morocco for visual interest. Everyone warned against pick-pockets and we saw them everywhere from the centre of town near the Grand Poste (one of the few historic buildings under renovation) to the alleys of the Casbah, but...More

Thank Sheri L
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Without a guide this is just another kasbah. But with a guide it tells you all of the history of this great city. In both ways it is very safe and the people are friendly and in for a chat. Try to have yourself invited...More

Thank Walter_Oostelbos
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Travelers beware! We done a day tour of Algiers through FRS in Tarifa Spain. The trip started from the port of Algiers, where we then went through the old & new towns to go and see the camels! The ride was literally 2 mins on...More

1  Thank Dean G
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

The Kasbah is an awesome place to learn about the history of Algiers and Algeria, which cannot be grasped without a serious discussion of the political situation throughout the times. This means a guide is essential, without a guide it's just old streets and dilapidated...More

2  Thank Linda D
Reviewed 4 June 2017

I can't understand why Unesco insert in Word Heritage??! So dirty place and the smell is terrible.....stay away!!

1  Thank robyberna
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

The best tour you can have in Algiers but you have to do it with a specialised guide to know what you are seeing and he can bringing to life for you...also so you can find your way back as it can be tricky if...More

Thank Ahmed E
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Great place to walk around, very safe and reveals much of the history of the French occupation of Algiers.

1  Thank HFza
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We visited here a couple of times twice just the bottom where we explored the market and windy streets, you find a lot of the stuff the same as you walk around and not a lot there is 'made in Algeria'. unlike some markets people...More

Thank KellyVJ
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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
23 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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