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Algiers, Algeria
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The Kasbah, meaning "fortified place", is an Ottoman defensive city/structure.  Located in the old city of Algiers, this Kasbah is unique in that it is one of the few built in North Africa on a hillside.  It is situated in the upper parts of Algiers overlooking the rest of the city as well as the Mediterranean coast, and was designated a UNESCO world heritage site.  The Kasbah, built over 250-450 years ago, contains remains of an old citadel, mosques, Ottoman style palaces, as well as a labyrinth network of houses, narrow steps, passageways and alleys seemingly built one on top of another.

The old city is in a state of disrepair and is in urgent need of restoration. 
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Aug 20, 2009
You haven't been to Algiers if you haven't seen the kasbah. This is the most authentique area of the city. It's wise to be accompanied by a police escort (available at the border of the kasbah) because you might get mugged otherwise.
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May 11, 2010
They should take care of it, it is getting degradated at an increasing pace, but to have a walk up and down the Kasbah, without any concern in your mind, is great
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