Algeria Tourist Sites: Towns and Cities of Algeria

"Alger la Blanche" is the Mediterranean's least known capital, whereas Constantine - "City of Bridges" - amazes with its precipitous rock faces. Oran, Algeria's fast-growing and most dynamic city, is justly proud of its Spanish heritage, whilst Annaba - known to the French as Bône - makes the ideal base for a visit to Hippo Regius, where St Augustine once held sway.

Expert Algeria plans, designs, executes and accompanies tours to all these destinations, ranging from long weekends in Mediterranean Algiers to camel treks across the remote expanses of the Sahara.

Algiers
Camels in AlgeriaLess than three hours from London, yet virtually unknown in the English-speaking world, the capital Algiers is one of the Mediterranean's most mesmerising cities, a captivating mélange of faded French grandeur and neo-Moorish folly crowned by the most legendary of casbahs. More >
Constantine
Roman Algeria Constantine, "city of bridges", is a dramatic city of precipitous cliffs and deep gorges, the lofty setting for Algeria's most labyrinthine casbah. Constantine boasts an excellent museum as well as the delightful Palace of Ahmed Bey and a handful of undoscovered mosques. More >
Oran
Ghardaia Oran, located on the Mediterranean in the west of Algeria, is the home of Rai, Yves Saint Lauren
t and a strong Spanish population. Relaxed, dynamic and welcoming, Oran's sites include the Bey's Palace, the 14th century fort of Merinid Sultan Abou Hassan and some fine colonial architecture. More >
Tlemcen
Grnade Poste Tlemcen, "the town of cherries", was once one of the most powerful cities in the Maghreb. Tlemcen's Grand Mosque remains one of North Africa's most significant Islamic landmarks - surpassed in beauty, however, by the nearby mosque and tomb of Sidi Boumediene, leader of a 12th century Sufi circle. More >
Annaba
Camels in AlgeriaThe attractions of the seaside town of Annaba range from its colonial architecture (including the Cours de la Révolution) to its casbah and mosques. Close by lie the dramatic Cap de Garde and the extensive ruins of Hippo Regius. More >
Guelma
Roman Algeria The patrimony of Guelma, a small town located in north-eastern Algeria, includes an ancient theatre adorned with marble statues and city walls built on Byzantine foundations to protect the occupying French from local uprising. More >
Tebessa
Camels in Algeria The frontier town of Tebessa, in ancient times known as Theveste, is rarely visited by Westerners. Yet Tebessa boasts some impressive Roman ruins - the Arch of Caracalla, the Temple of Minerva, an immense basilica - as well as a colourful old French market and a warren of animated streets. More >
Ghardaia
Roman AlgeriaGhardaia is one of the pentapolis towns of the Saharan M'Zab Valley, one of Algeria's UNESCO World Heritage sites. In the nearby walled settlement of Beni Isguen - normally closed to foreigner visitors - the local women, clad from top to toe in white, reveal only one eye to the outside world. More >