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The Ruins of Timgad

The ruined city of Timgad stretches into the horizon. During the winter months, the city is cold and desolate and during the summertime, it is hot and dry. Due to the fact that it is so well preserved, Unesco placed it on the World Heritage Site. As soon as you enter the city, the path […]

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Tipaza Archaeological Park

Tipasa (Tipaza as it was known during the Roman era) is a sight of splendid aesthetic beauty. It is naturally blessed with pine trees that lead to a small beach and a blue sea. Its honey-toned sandstone walls, the amphitheater where naval battles were re-enacted and the remnants of markets where fish were gutted and […]

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Notre Dame d’Afrique

The Notre Dame d’Afrique is a Catholic basilica that still celebrates daily mass at 6 pm despite fewer visitations. However, it is still regarded as one of the most famous buildings in the city. It has striking neo-Byzantine architecture and freshly restored extravagant interior with amazing views out to sea and across the capital. The […]

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Makam Echahid

The Makam Echahid is one of the most prominent monuments in the city. It commemorates the sacrifice made by the unknown martyr who fell for his country. This monument was built by the Canadians in the early 1980s and is made of three huge concrete palm fronds that come together at a point of 92 […]

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Djemaa el-Kebir

This is Algiers’s grand mosque and was constructed above the inner port where Berbers and Phoenicians had built a place of prayer in ancient times. With the invasion of the Romans, the place was converted into a temple and later became a Christian basilica. But in the 11th century, the basilica was demolished and replaced […]

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Jardin d’Essai

This is a palace of splendid beauty dating back to the first years of the French occupation. The story is the breeding ground of many beautiful palms and exotic trees and botanical gardens. You can reach the garden by taking the metro from the city center to the Jardin d’Essai stop.

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Bardo Museum of Prehistory & Ethnography

The Bardo museum is one of the most well-known museums in Algiers and holds a vast collection of prehistoric Algerian artifacts. Visitors of the museum get educated through videos, models and excellent diagrams and information panels (in French). This information is mostly ecological and explains the climate change Algeria had endured over eons and the […]

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National Museum of Antiquities

This Museum contains the riches artifacts of Algeria’s heritage. They collect antiquities found from sites around the city and in other locations throughout Algeria. The very first antiquities stored in this museum were fine ivory carvings and large, totemic Libyan-period warriors on horseback. There are sculptures from Cherchell and mosaics from Tipaza, a room of […]

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Museum of Popular Arts & Traditions

The museum of popular arts and traditions is the easiest access to all the buildings in Casbah. The museum is located in an exquisite townhouse (the Dar Khedaoudj el-Amia) that was built in the Ottoman era. This townhouse was built in a classic manner with an entrance to an inner hall and a staircase up […]

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Djemaa Ketchoua

Another ancient building is the Djemaa Ketchoua mosque with the most tumultuous history in central Algiers. Many believe that it was constructed around the beginning of the 17th century. Its name means place or plateau of goats; a reminder of the time when this space – between the port and citadel – was open ground. […]

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