Kasbah of Algiers

Kasbah of Algiers

Kasbah of Algiers is the citadel of Algiers in Algeria and the traditional quarter clustered around it. It was founded on the ruins of old Icosium, a Phoenician, then a Roman city and bishopric dating back to the 1st millennium BC. The current Casbah was built by Ottomans in the 16th century AD. It was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992.

Site Information

Country: Algeria

District: Algiers Province

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: First Millnnium BC

Oldest Culture: Phoenician

Later Cultures: Roman + Islamic

Site Features: Islamic


World Heritage Site

Part of: Kasbah of Algiers

Date of Inscription: 1992

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