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  • 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 ...

  • Museums

    Tlemcen Museum

    Located in the North West Region of Algeria, the town of Tlemcen is noted for its flourishing vineyards and olive plantations, as well as its carpet, textile and leather handicrafts. With its centuries of fascinating history and rich culture – a blend of Berber, Arab, French and Andalucian - Tlemcen is a popular tourist destination. Visitors to the town may want to take some time to explore ...

  • Attractions

    Museums

    With a wealth of information under one roof, museums generally offer insight into the city or country you are visiting and are an interesting means of acquainting visitors with the history, culture and heritage of a country in a relatively short period of time. The many museums in Algeria are no exception, and visitors will find them packed with fascinating information.

  • Museums

    El Oued Museum

    El-Oued in Algeria is often referred to as the "Pearl of the Sahara" or the "City of a Thousand Domes", and visitors to this picturesque oasis town soon come to appreciate why. With its domed whitewashed buildings surrounded by date palms and greenery, El-Oued in the Saharan Algeria Region of the country is a popular tourist destination. The El-Oued Museum (Musée d’El Oued) located in the ...

  • Regions

    North West

    The beautiful coastline and spectacular mountain ranges of the North West region of Algeria attracts thousands of visitors to the destinations in this region each year. Visitors to the North West region have a vast variety of destinations to choose from, including Saida, Ain Temouchent, Tiaret, Mascara, Oran, Relizane, Mostaganem and Sidi Bel Abbes. Founded in 1851, the town of Ain ...

  • Culture

    History

    The French Period (1830-1962)Algeria became a colony of France shortly after French military forces invaded the country in 1830 and, for most of the succeeding 130 years, it was a fully-fledged department of the French Republic. During this period significant numbers of people emigrated from France to live in Algeria's cities; in some cases they actually outnumbered the locals and became ...

  • Culture

    Literature

    Algeria's literature has been largely influenced by the ancient Romans, the Arabs, French, Spanish and indigenous tribes. Contemporary Algerian literature shows a strong divide between French and Arabic. Many well-known and widely translated literary figures have come out of Algeria, including poets, novelists, essayists and playwrights. Algerian literary works will give you great insight ...

  • Culture

    Proverbs

    Proverbs are brief sayings that are used frequently and often express a simple truth or perception. Algerian proverbs can give you great insight into the culture, views, opinions, customs and life of the population. As with all cultures, proverbs form an integral part of Algerian speech and add a sprinkling of color to any conversation. Why not learn a few proverbs from Algeria? You are ...

  • Travel

    Vacations

    Picture yourself staring out into an expansive sea of sand, the dunes flowing one into the other whilst a massive mountain range looms up on the horizon. Imagine yourself diving into the crystal waters of the Mediterranean, the cool sea waters enveloping your body. Algeria is a land of great diversity, a country with a rich historical, cultural and natural heritage. A vacation in Algeria ...

  • Travel

    Tours

    If reading about Algeria with its fascinating people and beautiful desert cities has inspired you to travel to this unusual tourist destination, why not take the opportunity to book an Algerian tour now? Often a tour is the easiest way to see the best that a country has to show you and a great way to meet people.