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Beautifully restored complex of Moorish buildings. This was where the Ottoman Dey lived when Algeria was part of their empire. Then it was visibly part of the lower Casbah but a large amount of this area was destroyed by the French and so it became...More
Entry is reasonable, 200DA for adult, 100DA for student/concession and free for small children.
Beautifully renovated, typical algerois palace, complete with descriptions in English, French and Arabic. A lovely respite out from the business of alger and also cooler than being outside.
At the time...More
It doesn't look like much from outside - but the interior is a dream. Typical moorish palaces each build around a patio adorned with stone pillars vaulted and painted ceilings and countless hand painted tiles, wooden lattice work and what not. Think Shehrazade and 2001...More
old palace, but, basically, it's just a lot of empty rooms. No guides waiting to explain it. A few info boards here and there. But a prime example of tourism in Algeria - little effort made, and a chance missed