Surrounding Wall of the Casbah, Alger

Surrounding Wall of the Casbah, Alger (must see)

The present wall is just a small piece of the massive original wall that surrounded the city. The wall was built so that local inhabitants would remain safe from attacks by English, Spanish and French warriors. It was raised by the Barberousse brothers, and the project was finished in 1542. The wall protected an area of seventy hectares and reached a height of eleven to thirteen meters. The locals are very fond of the remaining wall and treasure it as a symbol of freedom.

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Surrounding Wall of the Casbah on Map

Sight Name: Surrounding Wall of the Casbah
Sight Location: Alger, Algeria (See walking tours in Alger)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Alger, Algeria

Create Your Own Walk in Alger

Create Your Own Walk in Alger

Creating your own self-guided walk in Alger is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Architectural Tour

Architectural Tour

Alger is a treasure trove of beautifully designed buildings. Structures with vastly different architectural styles sit side by side in harmony with their surroundings. Take this tour and explore Alger's history as reflected in its architecture.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.1 Km or 3.8 Miles
Tour of Alger's Casbah Area

Tour of Alger's Casbah Area

Alger's Casbah, or citadel, once surrounded a majority of the city, protecting it from attack. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Casbah District charms with its narrow streets, bustling markets, winding stairs and historic mosques. Take this tour to visit a fascinating section of Alger and to learn about Algerian history.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles