Algeria is a country rich in history and culture. Inside the six-million-plus Algerian people, one may find a mixture of Arab and Berber ethnicities, languages, and traditions. French culture has left its mark on Algeria’s cuisine, featuring many different dishes worldwide.
Algeria offers travellers many options for vacations with beaches, deserts, mountains, and other natural destinations perfect for exploring. Algeria has a variety of landscapes and cities that offer something for everyone. So whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, all you have to do is choose a region and start exploring.
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Algiers is the capital city of Algeria, on the country’s Mediterranean coast; Algiers is a city whose rich history can be seen in its architecture, from its Moorish mosques, Ottoman-style palaces, and the Kasbah, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site.
To its Berber fortifications, French colonial houses, and modern boulevards, which are nestled between the Mediterranean and the steep, forested hills that form its backdrop. The Great Mosque, the National Library, Martyrs Square, the Bardo Museum, and several monuments and forts are among the city’s many attractions.
Oran is a port city in northwest Algeria famous for being the origin of rai folk music. Fort Santa Cruz, a Spanish-built Ottoman citadel atop Mount Murdjadjo with views of the bay below, is a must-see. The whitewashed Chapelle Santa Cruz is nearby.
Annaba is a harbour city in Algeria’s northeast. The architecture represents the city’s French colonial origins on the Cours de la Révolution, the main thoroughfare with a huge central promenade. The St. Augustine Basilica, constructed in 1900, stands atop a hill to the south.
Sétif is the capital of the Algerian province of Sétif. It is considered the country’s trading capital, making it one of the most important cities in eastern Algeria and the country as a whole.
Tlemcen is a city in Algeria’s northwestern region. It is noted for its Moorish architecture, including the 11th-century Grand Mosque, which features a tall minaret and exquisite mihrab prayer.
Its nearby mosque has carved stucco and is an example of Almoravid architecture. El Mechouar’s palace, built in the 12th century, is surrounded by high walls in the city
This story originally appeared on Algerian Gazette and was reproduced here with permission.