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Places to visit, points of interest and top things to see in Algiers

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A stone and arches street in the Casbah of Algiers.

The Kasbah of Algiers was inscribed on the World Heritage List at the 16th session of the Committee in December 1992.

It is commonly referred to as the area comprising the Kasbah proper (fortress) and all the old city of El-Jazair located between this fort and the seaside.

in 1516, the Turkish corsair Khair al-Din installs its capital in Algiers. It makes it a fortified city by constructing imposing ramparts, which are at the origin of the Casbah. Six gates connect the old city, the port and the rest of the country. The growth of the city is reflected by the development of built spaces, including two-story houses.

Even if, at the time, the Ottomans are present along a large part of the Algerian littoral, the Turkish power intervenes little in the local affairs of Algiers... read more arrow

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The Monument of the Martyr, "Maqam Echahid", in Algiers.

The Maqam Echahid, or Martyr's Memorial, is a monument in Algiers dedicated to the memory of the Algerian War of Independence.

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