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  • Sights

    Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad

    The year 1007, signifies the start to the Hammadid Empire in Algeria, when they constructed their first capital city, which is known today as the Al Qal’a of Beni Hammad. Bechara is the closest town to this historic site, with Algiers approximately two hundred kilometers away, which has become a popular attraction in Algeria and a window into the lives of an ancient civilization. The ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Sights

    M'Zab Valley

    In 1982, UNESCO recognized the M’Zab Valley as a World Heritage Site, not only because of its beauty, but the significance of the towns and villages that are located within this region of Algeria. The towns have adapted to suit their environment, while using traditional and ingenious methods to create environmentally friendly structures that blend into the landscapes of the M’Zab Valley. ...

  • National Parks

    El Kala National Park

    Algeria is home to a variety of national parks, and one of the most diverse and beautiful parks, the El Kala National Park, finds itself in a very vulnerable position, even though everything is being done to protect the area and educate the public. UNESCO recognized the El Kala National Park as a biosphere reserve in 1990, as it is home to an extremely unique ecosystem, and since its ...

  • National Parks

    Taza National Park

    Compared to other national parks in Algeria, the Taza National Park is one of the smallest, covering an area of approximately thirty seven square kilometers. The closest town to the park is Jijel, located in the Jijel Province, and sixty kilometers to the east of Bejaia. Even though it does not cover a large area, the Taza National Park is still a diverse park with varied ecosystems and ...

  • 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 ...

  • Saharan Algeria

    Ghardaia

    Ghardaia is a town and wilaya (province) located in eastern Algeria. It is situated in the heart of the Mezab valley, which is the home of the Ibadi Muslim sect in Algeria. Ghardaia is truly a sight to see as the entire city is mostly made up of original medieval architecture that has been preserved remarkably well. The M'zab valley wherein Ghardaia lies is part of an official UNESCO World ...