Algeria, is the largest country in Africa. It is only a few hours’ drive from Europe and you can experience a completely different culture, architecture, food and almost everything which is simply stunning.
Algeria offers quite a number of amazing places and experiences ranging from mind blowing architecture, historical sites like Roman ruins to beautiful nature elements like lush green areas, the Mediterranean coast, and the amazing Sahara Desert.
Here are the 10 best places to visit Algeria:
Best Places To Visit in Algeria
This is the capital city of Algeria and is filled with mind blowing architecture and historical sites. It is a highly populated area and provides all facilities and luxuries for tourists.
The Dar Hassan Pacha, a very old mansion and the Casbah, a winding maze of streets are some of the tourist attractions sites.
It is another beautiful city of Algeria where you find numerous places to spend your time and get indulged in rich architecture and enjoy the beautiful coast line. The city is a great place to visit some beautiful mosques and historical buildings.
The Casbah can also be enjoyed in this city. The city is a great stop for water lovers. You can go scuba diving and enjoy the clean waters and amazing marine life.
It will not be wrong to say Constantine as a fantasy city. The city is unique because nature is too much involved in this city and has caused the city to be built in such a way.
Most of the places and buildings in this city can only be accessed by crossing a bridge that has been built high above the canyon. This makes the city come straight out of a fantasy world. The city offers some amazing nature views.
It is a historical place but a number of Roman remains have not been able to survive time. But still you can visit the Eiffel Bridge, the Great Mosque and the dazzling waterfalls located in the National Park.
Other than that, many historical Moorish structures are competitors for the architecture that can be seen in Morocco or Southern Spain so this place is definitely worth visiting.
5. El Oued
This is one of the most architecturally and culturally rich places in Algeria. The city has been named as ‘the city of thousand domes’; this is because the houses built here have domes. This unique architectural structure is basically a protection from the intense heat during summers.
The main tourist attraction site in this city are the amazing souqs. Many tourists come here for the purpose of shopping a number of items like traditional slippers, clothes, handicraft, carpets and much more.
This city is located in a valley in the Atlas Mountains. The city is separated from Constantine by salt flats. It is not a very old city like other Algerian cities and is exceptionally modern.
The city is populated with over 30, 000 students resulting in making the city quite lively. The area has some amazing places to be enjoyed by the tourists like shops, restaurants, parks, public places, etc.
This is best place to visit if you want to experience history. You can get witness the most amazing and mind-blowing Roman Ruins.
It is a large area to explore there are many pathways to explore and get lost in history. You have to pay an entrance fee to be able to see the Roman ruins and feel the past.
This is Mediterranean coastline city and therefore has some beautiful views for the tourists to experience. In fact the shore line is the main tourist attraction spot in the city. This city again has a rich history as it has been a home to the Ottoman Turks, Vandals and Byzantines.
The city’s museum displays some amazing piece of history. The ‘Monkey peak’ and the Spanish Fortress are also an attraction site for tourists.
9. In Salah
The city is a popular site because of the moving dune which moves 1m in five years and as it moves it engulfs a building and at the same time reveals another building that it had engulfed earlier. The area only salty water so come prepared.
The Ahaggar National Park houses the Atakor Plateau. It is a difficult and risky place to get too but the sites are definitely worth all the inconvenience. The harsh, red-brown views of large dry landscapes and mountain peaks will leave you mesmerized.
Algeria has much more to offer and even the most seasoned tourists go wild in their imagination viewing the fascinating places in Algeria.
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