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  • Sights

    Timgad

    Just outside the town of Batna, the ruins of a once thriving city lie quietly at the feet of the Saharan desert. The sands of time have washed over the fallen city, preserving most of the buildings in perfect condition, with other structures surviving the weather conditions, one century at a time. This magnificent attraction and historical site is known as Timgad, and in 1983 UNESCO ...

  • Sights

    Djemila

    Algeria is known to have some of the best archeological sites and Roman ruins in North Africa. Many of these sites have been recognized by UNESCO, as World Heritage Sites, and in 1982, this honor was given to Djemila. Djemila is not only one of the best historical sites in Algeria, but in the North Africa, as its beautifully preserved ruins are breathtaking monuments to Roman architecture. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Museums

    Cirta Constantine Museum

    Located in the Algerian city of Constantine, the Musée Cirta Constantine (Cirta Constantine Museum) was built between 1920 and 1930 for the purpose of displaying the many Roman artifacts discovered by archaeologists in and around the city. The building was designed by renowned architect Cestelli and opened its doors to the public on 15 April 1931. The word "Cirta" refers to the name of the ...

  • North East

    Batna

    Batna is the name of both a city and a province in north eastern Algeria. Although the origin of the name is unknown, most historians agree that it is a mixture of arabo-berberian and can be loosely translated into "where we sleep this night". Geographically speaking, Batna is located between the north and south Atlas Mountains and this means that the mountains rise on either side to form a ...

  • Culture

    Architecture

    Algeria's architecture is interesting and diverse. Since the country has virtually always been a crossroads between east and west, it has seen many different cultural and architectural influences over the years. In ancient times, Algeria's strategic position meant that the major military powers of the time would do their utmost to gain control over it. As a result, Algeria has seen ...