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Culture of Algiers. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Algerian museum of Modern Art to be In terms of sightseeing, the most interesting area is the Old City where many magnificent architectural buildings have been preserved. This is the place where you can find three beautiful mosques, each one with its own unique history. The oldest mosque in the city is the Djemaa al-Kebir, which is perfectly preserved and is a true example of national architecture. No less interesting is the Djama’a al-Djedid mosque, the construction of which was completed in the middle of the 17th century. One of the city's "youngest" mosques is the Djamaa Ketchaoua built in the late 18th century by order of dee Hassan.
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The modern part of the city can also boast of many interesting monuments. On one of the squares is the Martyrs' Memorial erected in memory of citizens who died in the struggle for independence. An amazing monument of modern architecture is the Central Post building designed and constructed in full accordance with all Arab traditions. The city operates several interesting museums, each of which is visited by thousands of tourists every year. One of the oldest Ottoman palaces houses an exposition of the Bardo National Museum (Musée du Bardo). During the tour, visitors to the museum can learn a lot of interesting facts about the life of the first settlers, as well as trace the history of the city's development from ancient times to our days.
Continue acquaintance with the history of Algeria in the Museum of Antiquities (Musée National des Antiquités). If you're a connoisseur of art, you would probably like the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions (Musée National des Arts Traditionnels et Populaires). A wonderful collection of paintings is presented at the National Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des Beaux Arts). At the same time, fans of walks in the picturesque natural places should definitely visit Jardin d'Essai du Hamma, which has long become a favorite resting place for locals and vacationers. All eco-tourists can enjoy the hike to the Chiffe Gorge located near Algiers. Copyright
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Among other interesting museums, the Musee de l'Armee is worth mentioning as the one that is dedicated to the struggle against the French colonization. Here among the exhibits you can find weapons of a completely different kind such as rockets, cannons, howitzers, airplanes. There is also a collection of armor and an exhibition with a model of numerous battles. The Museum of Modern Art will be pleasing to those who want to get acquainted with the artists of Algeria, and therefore the local culture. In addition, the building immediately catches the eye as an excellent example of oriental architecture.
The Haunted House The local mausolee Sidi Abderrahmane is especially honored by the local residents. The reason for this being that special energy emanates from the place. The fortress of Algeria (Casbah) is also popular among both tourists and locals. Narrow streets, incredible patterns carved on each brick – all this fascinates and immerses you in a special atmosphere which is typical only to this place. It is often said that the place is a labyrinth. You should not find this surprising because the fortress and the surrounding area are so huge that you can easily get lost while wandering along the narrow streets. It is definitely a fantastic and exotic place, as well as the most colorful place in Algeria. Therefore, it should be on every visitor’s list of must-visit places.
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Fans of military bases and fortifications will be pleasantly surprised to learn that there is a unique Turkish fortress in the city. It is called Bordj Tamentfoust, located near the capital of Algeria. The structure has been very well preserved. A naval academy and a school are situated nearby, which gives the place even more charm. Another interesting masterpiece of architecture and history is Tibhirine Monastery. A very touching story is related to it hence you should definitely listen to the tour guide carefully during the excursion. This is some sort of stronghold of Europe in the eastern capital.
Alger, grande mosquée \/ Algiers, great mosque Palais des Rais, another beautiful symbol of Algeria, is a museum today. The building was constructed in the year 1798. Once, the place served as an important trading point. However, today only wooden props of walls and ceilings as well as a few cannons are what’s left of the original building. It has been refurbished and it is an important historical monument. It also hosts interesting exhibitions and art installations. On the territory, there is a historical monument Le Bastion 23, associated with the French occupation of the country. Moreover, the uniqueness of the place is that it offers a beautiful view of the sea.
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There are Christian shrines in the city. This includes the Notre Dame d'Afrique (Our Lady of Africa), built in 1872. This is a very beautiful cathedral that has an oriental charm and the views around it are simply amazing. However, the interior can also boast of its splendid beauty – there is an interesting mosaic, and a special light inside. You will also find walls decorated with ornaments and ornamental inscriptions as well. By the way, one of these inscriptions sounds like “Notre Dame d'Afrique Priez Pour Nous Et Pour Les Musulmans”, which means: “Our Lady of Africa, pray for us and for the Muslims”. It is worth mentioning that the inscription was made during the foundation of the church, that is, at the end of the 19th century.
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♥   Art museum 'National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers' Algiers, 2.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museum of Modern Art of Algiers' Algiers, 3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions' Algiers, 4.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Iconic cultural sights of Algeria

In the capital, tourists will find it interesting to visit the Bardo National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography. It exhibits artifacts found in the Sahara Desert, such as elements of ancient ceramics, petroglyphs, and ancient pictures. There are also two halls dedicated to the indigenous people of the country. This museum offers a well-structured exhibition with numerous maps, colorful photographs, and reconstructed items that cast the light upon the household and lifestyle of people who lived in the territory of modern Algeria many centuries ago. Don’t forget to visit the Museum of Antiquities in the capital. This is the oldest museum in the city that opened yet in the 19th century. Its exhibition is dedicated to the culture and history of antiquity, the Middle East, and the Islamic world. … Open
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