Now that political hostilities have come to an end for the most part, Algeria's capital and major port (pop. 2,500,000) is fortunately one of the safest places in the country. The Casbah, the oldest part of the city, is alluring yet somewhat rundown. Its light-colored-stone and whitewashed houses built on hillsides look out over a picturesque bay dotted with islands. The district has the remains of a citadel, several mosques, Ottoman-era palaces and traditional houses set on winding alleys. It's... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide.
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