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  • Religious Sites in Algeria

    Ketchaoua Mosque

    The 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 ...

  • Religious Sites in Algeria

    Djemaa el-Djedid

    At approximately three hundred and fifty years old, the Djemaa el-Djedid Mosque is by no means a new religious site, as the name reflects. The Djemaa el-Djedid Mosque was constructed in 1660, during the Ottoman period, and even though its designation changed a few times over the centuries, and reconstruction was done to suit its new purposes, the building survived the French onslaught, which ...

  • Sights

    Casbah of Algiers

    In 1992, UNESCO recognized a site in Algeria that is not only historical and fascinating, but which is still home to thousands of residents, namely the Casbah of Algiers. It is one of the most visited and impressive attractions in Algiers, and is a landmark to the city and a monument to its past. Originally constructed on the old Icosium ruins, the Casbash of Algiers has been transformed ...

  • Religious Sites in Algeria

    Great Mosque of Algiers

    Located on the Rue de la Marine in Algeria's capital city, the Great Mosque of Algiers is a superb example of Almoravid architecture, one of the few remaining in North Africa. The Great Mosque of Algiers, also known as the El Jedid Mosque, was built in 1097 under the direction of Sultan Ali ibn Yusuf (1106-1142), an Almoravid ruler. In 1324 the Sultan of Tlemcen, Abu Tachfin added the ...

  • Museums

    Musée National des Beaux-Arts

    Located in a beautifully landscaped garden on the Rue Mohamed Belouizdad in Algiers, the capital city of Algeria, the Musée National des Beaux-Arts (National Gallery of Fine Arts) houses an impressive collection of paintings, prints and sculptures by renowned Algerian and international artists.

  • Art Galleries

    Galerie d'art Farid Benyaa

    Algeria is a country that embraces beauty and art, and every now and then an artist is born that creates magnificence from his imagination to share with the world. The work of one such an artist is exhibited in the Galerie d’art Farid Benyaa and is a wonderful attraction in Algiers that visitors should not miss out on. His passion for art coupled with his unique abilities radiate through his ...

  • Museums

    National Museum of Antiquities

    The museums of the world are the window into the history and creativity of a particular country. It is here where visitors are able to explore the past generation and the development of the country and marvel at the historic relics and artifacts that stand as a reminder to these ancient times. And in Algeria, the National Museum of Antiquities in Algiers, is one of the most fascinating and ...

  • Art Galleries

    Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions

    Located in the Rue Hadj Omar in Algiers, the capital city of Algeria, the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions displays an extensive collection of local arts and crafts. As the name suggests, the museum incorporates age-old traditional items, as well as more contemporary pieces, showcasing the tremendous talent of Algeria's artists and artisans. Visitors to the museum will have the ...

  • Art Galleries

    Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

    When the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Algiers was inaugurated on 1 December 2007, it had the lofty goal of initiating a cultural renewal following a period of unrest in the 1990s which had pushed cultural interest into the background. While this period of turmoil has passed, long-standing and budding artists were focused on making a living and did not have the time or ...