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Casbah of Algiers
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Casbah of Algiers

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Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Algeria
Description:
The Kasbah is a unique kind of medina, or Islamic city. It stands in one of the finest coastal sites on the Mediterranean, overlooking the islands where a Carthaginian trading-post was established in the 4th century BC. There are the remains of the citadel, old mosques and Ottoman-style palaces as well as the remains of a traditional urban structure associated with a deep-rooted sense of community.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Casbah of Algiers", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.