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Le Bastion 23 - Palais des Rais

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23 Boulevard Amara Rachid | Bab EL Oued, Algiers 16007, Algeria
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bastion 23 is really important to visit ,after visiting the casbah bastion 23 is the last point to see and admire , you will see three palaces that are under numbers ,the palace 18 th is the most beautiful one ,because of the great decoration...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dzair G
Reviewed September 2, 2018

This is a must visit, especially if you are fan of history of beys and their lifestyles. it was a precious time to explore the inside of this palace. Recommended even for children.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nabyllla
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Beckybumbledrop
Reviewed May 3, 2018

This is a complex made up of several old houses, with interesting displays, views over the harbour, and a good museum shop. Strongly recommended.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank NicJBoston
Reviewed July 26, 2017

If you wanna visit a typical Algerian Palace , The bastion 23 will amaze you, every single room every single square meter will transport you a hundreds years ago.

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank KaizerRafik
Reviewed July 12, 2017

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

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank sophiafdz
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

What a nice place. A must-visit if you want to have a historic overview of Algiers. 4 stars because the prices have been highered by 1000% That's a shame.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Mourad Y
Reviewed March 7, 2017

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

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Ricarda N
Reviewed January 13, 2017

Restored palace of old rulers, very impressive decoration but very few information posters or boards. Coincided with Berber exhibition which made the visit more worthwhile.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank towfik2017
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

I enjoy walking around this museum. The guide were friendly but they really did not have much to talk about the place. The coolest part of the tour was the doll customs exhibition

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank rwurbina
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