Algeria : kasbah of algiers

the kasbah is a unique kind of medina, or islamic city. it stands in one of the finest coastal sites on the mediterranean, overlooking the islands where a carthaginian trading-post was established in the 4th century bc. there are the remains of the citadel, old mosques and ottoman-style palaces as well as the remains of a traditional urban structure associated with a deep-rooted sense of community.