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A huge mansion in the Casbah that was home to the French colonial governor.

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Dar Hassan Pacha

Spectacular interior design

A stone's throw from the Ketchoua Mosque, this is one of the biggest and most evocative mansions in Algiers; a real symbol of the luxury and good taste of the former governors. Dar Hassan Pacha was finished in 1791 and is made up of various rooms arranged around a large patio, characterised by very elegant Moorish decoration and show-stopping blue and white tiles. The arcades and columns surrounding the rooms complete the stunning layout. The roofs are also very ornate and the façade boasts various stylised lancet windows. During the colonial era, the building was modified in the architectural style to become the official winter residence of the French governor and its name was changed to the Winter Palace. In recent years, intensive restoration work has been carried out to restore the palace to its former glory.



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