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  • Sights

    Tipaza

    Along the coast of Algeria, lies the small town of Tipaza. It is not seen as a major destination in the country, but tourist still flock here, to explore the ruins of Tipaza and discover the history of the ancient civilizations in Algeria. What makes the ruins of Tipaza so extraordinary, is the fact that it does not only showcase the architectural style of one group of rulers, but shows the ...

  • Religious Sites in Algeria

    Notre Dame d'Afrique

    Located on a cliff overlooking the Bay of Algiers in Algeria's capital city, the Notre Dame d'Afrique is a 19th century Roman Catholic Church. As the basilica of Algiers, the Notre Dame d’Afrique (Our Lady of Africa) was designed by Jean Eugene Fromageau, the chief architect for ecclesiastical buildings during French colonial rule. It took fourteen years to complete the basilica and it was ...

  • Museums

    Cherchell Museum

    Located in the center of the seaport town of Cherchell in Algeria's Tipaza Province, the Cherchell Museum houses what are widely considered to be the some of the best examples of Roman and Greek antiquities on the African continent. Cherchell was established by the Carthaginians in the 4th century BC and was captured by the Romans in 25 BC who made it into the capital of the Mauritania ...