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Timgad

 
Timgad Timgad lies on the northern slopes of the Aurès mountains and was created ex nihilo as a military colony by the Emperor Trajan in AD 100. With its square enclosure and orthogonal design based on the cardo and decumanus, the two perpendicular routes running through the city, it is an excellent example of Roman town planning. Located at the intersection of six roads, the city was walled but not fortified. A 3,500-seat theater is in good condition and is used for contemporary productions. The other key buildings include four thermae, a library, and a basilica. Timgad was inscribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. ...
 

Monument of Martyrs

 
Monument of Martyrs Monument of Martyrs also called Maqam Echahid in Algiers is a wonderful monument and is one of the must-see tourist attractions. This is an iconic concrete monument commemorating the Algerian war for independence. The monument was opened in 1982 on the 20th anniversary of Algeria's independence. It is fashioned in the shape of three standing palm leaves which shelter the "Eternal Flame" beneath. At the edge of each palm leaf stands a statue of a soldier, each representing a stage of Algeria's struggle. The monument is centrally located. The Martyrs Memorial is located on the heights of Algiers, in the municipality of El Madania, west of the Bois des arcades, east of the city Diar el Mahçoul and north of the plaza sho...
 

Ketchaoua Mosque

 
Ketchaoua Mosque Ketchaoua Mosque, Algiers is one of the sites that you must visit while you are on travel to the city. Ketchaoua Mosque has always been a religious site, but has changed faces a few times over the years. In 1612, the Ketchaoua Mosque was constructed and flourished as a mosque until 1845. After being known as the Cathedral of St Philippe for a number of years, the building was again converted into a mosque in 1962. Fortunately, the structure and breathtaking architecture has remained in tact, and can still be marveled at today. The Ketchaoua Mosque has become one of the best known attractions in the city of Algiers.When in Algiers, tourists are encouraged to visit this noteworthy site and discover the beauty of this hi...
 

M’zab Valley

 
M’zab Valley The M’zab Valley is an oasis in the Sahara desert. Located about 500 kilometers south of Algiers in the Ghardaia province of Algeria, the 10-kilometer-long valley. The M’zab Valley has been inhabited since 1012, when M’zabite Berbers, a fiercely independent group of Ibadiyy Muslims, moved to the region in an attempt to escape robbers and persecutors. The M’zabites settled in the valley because it could be easily defended. The Mzab Valley was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982, as an intact example of traditional human habitat perfectly adapted to the environment There are five qsur "walled villages" (ksour) located on rocky outcrops along the Wəd Mzab collectively known as the Pentapolis. They ...
 

Ahaggar National Park

 
Ahaggar National Park Ahaggar National Park is one of the popular national parks in the country includes the Ahaggar Mountains, which is also nicknamed as the Hoggar. The mountains are the highland regions in central Sahara or southern Algeria.The region is largely rocky desert with an average altitude of more than 900 meters above sea level. The highest peak of the mountains is at 3,003 meters The Assekrem is a famous spot in the region. Ahaggar National Park, is a prime tourist destination in Algeria and is flocked by both the domestic and interntional tourists. The Ahaggar is the land of the Tuaregs or Kel Ahaggar and the tomb of Tin Hinan, the god believed to be the ancestor of the Tuareg is located at this place. The main attra...
 

Casbah

 
Casbah Casbah of Algiers is the remarkable old town area. It’s an important UNESCO world heritage site. This unique Islamic neighbourhood that got its name from an Arabic word meaning “citadel” offers plenty for the site-seer.The Casbah of Algiers is founded on the ruins of old Icosium. It was a small city which, built on a hill, goes down towards the sea, divided in two: the High city and the Low city. One finds there masonries and mosques of the 17th century. There are old palaces, mosques, Ottoman-style buildings, ancient water fountains and doors as well as the famed Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions. The massive 16th century Citadel in the Casbah port area saved the city from various enemies and wars is a nota...
 

Belezma National Park

 
Belezma National Park The Belezma National Park s one of the most important national parks of Algeria.Is an area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation in the country of Algeria. It is located in Batna Province. Created in 1984, it stretches over an area of 262.5 km², the climate ranges from a cool sub-humid climate to a dry semi-arid climate. Belezma National Park is home to more than 440 species of flora and in excess of 300 species of fauna, 59 of which have the status of being protected. The Cuvier’s Gazelle (Gazella cuvieri), for example, is one of the protected species in the Belezma National park. It is believed that there are only approximately 2,000 of these beautiful endangered animals r...
 

Setif

 
Setif Setif has existed since Roman times and is located at an elevation of 1,100m. After the French occupied the town in 1838 it was rebuilt and transformed into a military garrison. One of the earliest explosions of modern nationalist violence occurred in the town when 84 Europeans were massacred in 1945, followed by a vicious retaliation by the French army which took the lives of over 45,000 Algerians. The main attraction of Setif is the Amusement park right in the center of town. One block away from the main street the park fills up half of the centre of Setif, and a lot of the local's attention and activities are connected to it. The whole construction is quite well-kept, and offers many kinds of amusements for the...
 

Oran

 
Oran Oran is the most important city of the west of Algeria. Oran's major claim to fame is the fact that it is the home of Rai music. Almost all great singers (Khaled, Cheb Mami, Faudel) are from Oran. The town was founded by Andalusian seamen in AD 937 and flourished under Zianid rule, developing strong trading ties with Spain, which eventually led to Spanish occupation from 1509 to 1708 when Oran was captured by Ottoman forces. The Spanish recaptured the city two years later but withdrew after an earthquake destroyed most of the city in 1790. Nowadays Oran is a very busy port and city. There are a lot of things to do and see in town. The city centre coastline (front de mer) is the ideal place to hang out with fri...
 

Annaba

 
Annaba Annaba is in the extreme northeast of Algeria. It is close to the border with Tunisia and can even be visited as a day trip from there. Annaba was first settled by Phoenicians as Hippo Regius and allied with Carthage. Under Roman rule Hippo Regius flourished commercially. It was also a centre for Christianity until it was sacked by Vandals during the 5th century. The Byzantines captured the city and rebuilt it during the 6th century. Following the Arab invasion of the 7th century, the city of Annaba was built some 2km from Hippo Regius, which was pillaged and neglected. Today Annaba is a very European city. The green main street, the Cours de la Revolution has a vibrant afternoon and early evening life. One of...
 

 

 

 

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