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How to spend top weekend in Algiers - ideas on extraordinary attractions and sites

The capital of the eponymous state is located in the endless African desert; it hides a lot of interesting sights and secret places. To solve at least some of the mysteries of Algeria it’s worth to stroll through its picturesque streets, where amazing surprises and discoveries will be waiting for you at every step.
Algerian national cuisine is characterized by an abundance of vegetable dishes, fish, and rare seafood, as well as excellent sweets. Fans of gastronomic tourism often choose Shorba soup, … Open
If you love shopping, you certainly have to look at one of the markets of Algeria. Stalls with vegetables and fruits are found literally on every street, but special attention should be paid to cherries, as their taste is simply fantastic.
The indigenous population of Algeria are Muslims, however, the capital is tolerate to alcohol consuming. The city has a lot of nice bars, but you don’t have to look for familiar neon signs. Bars are located in the ordinary houses and often disguised with average entrances to the staircase. One of the nicest facilities for evening entertainment will be Alger Bar; be sure to look for it on the streets of downtown. When you approach the door, it’s likely to be closed. However, the bar is open every evening, and you just need to knock to get inside. Copyright
Algeria is one of the largest and most surprising countries in the African continent. Here you can see wonderful examples of historical heritage - Phoenician and Roman ruins, the sights of … Open
One of the most interesting areas for hiking is Kasbah . Once there has been a large-scale fortress, but only several buildings survived to this day. You can find the most genuine works of art embodied in paintings and patterns composed of tiles on the walls of Kasbah historic buildings.
Walking through the oldest districts will impress fans of industrial tourism. There they can find dilapidated houses that locals had left many years ago. During a walk through Kasbah be sure to look into one of the local bakeries. Don’t be surprised when you see there a real French bread. Local bakeries make delicious baguettes, and their fragrance is permanently lingering the streets.
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 … Open
Another treasure that can be found in the historic district is abundance of vintage shoe shops. Some of them are more than one hundred years old. There you can buy high-end genuine leather shoes or order custom shoes with your sketch.
Vacations in Algiers will be incomplete without a visit to fish restaurants and tasting delicious seafood. In the port area on one of the streets there is inconspicuous restaurant Le Grand Bleu. The bulk of its visitors are locals. It won’t be easy for uninitiated tourists to find this restaurant in the maze of streets. The main attractive feature of the place is chic cuisine; modest prices will be pleasant addition to the rest. For 10 euros you can taste a lot of interesting delicacies, and have a real feast for 30 euros.
In the capital, you will find a lot of comfortable hotels, a wide selection of restaurants, bars, cafes and, of course, nightclubs. In the Zeralda tourist complex, you will find the great … Open

Horse Tour

In Algiers, you can make an adventure in the desert or along the coastline while riding a horse. You will relax in the fresh air and admire the beauty of local nature. There are several horse clubs in the outskirts of the city, and all of them offer such service to visitors. You will not need to purchase a saddle or any other gear as you will get everything needed for the ride.
Algerian museum of Modern Art to be An experienced coach will work with you. He or she will develop a route of your horse riding tour depending on your skill level and preferences. The tour can last from several hours to several days. At night, you will stay at guest houses or in a tent. This adventure is an amazing opportunity to spend some away from civilization, listen to the guide’s stories about the history of Algiers, and, of course, will become friends with the gorgeous animal.
1. Be careful when choosing clothes for walking around the city - no open and bright outfits are acceptable. Also, you need to ensure that clothes have no any imitations of coins - this … Open

Excursion to the Hammam Maskhoutine Thermal Complex

From Algiers, you can make an excursion to the thermal complex of Hammam Maskhoutine that is famous for its healing properties. Local people are sure that its water is useful in case of digestive system problems and for diabetes sufferers. However, it is impossible to swim in the water as its temperature is 98C! Don’t even try to test whether the water is really so hot.
The Haunted House If you happen to touch the water with your hand or foot, there is an emergency room nearby. You can also take some water with you. If you feel hungry, try an egg that you can boil right in the spring. The surrealistic landscape is also worth a mention. Rocks of an unusual shape and clouds of steam create a truly mesmerizing atmosphere. You will not regret visiting Hammam Maskhoutine!
Despite the fact that a choice of hotels in Algiers is quite modest, travelers still can find a suitable place to stay. One of the most prestigious hotels of the capital is Sofitel Algiers … Open


If you have always considered skiing exclusively a winter sport, then your vacation in Algiers will amaze you and prove the opposite. Here you can make a special tour to enjoy skiing right on dunes of the Sahara Desert! It is better to ski in the morning when the heat is yet bearable. You will need light clothes and a hat – it is easy to get sunstroke in the desert.
Alger, grande mosquée \/ Algiers, great mosque Of course, skiing on the sand is completely different than skiing on the snow, so you will need time to get accustomed to it. If you are a newbie, it is recommended to ski on the dunes, the height of which is less than 300 meters. If skiing in summer is still too exotic for you, consider visiting Algiers in winter. There is snow in the mountains in winter, so you can enjoy the traditional skiing.
One of the most attractive places for shopping in Algeria is BabEzzouar trading center. This is where you should go in search of trendy clothes, shoes and accessories. A few years ago, a … Open

The Sahara Desert Tour

During your vacation in Algiers, your impression of a holiday in a hot climate of Northern Africa would be incomplete without an excursion to the Sahara Desert. Before the tour, you will need to stock up on fuel, food, water, and a warm blanket. Despite the fact that it is very hot during the daytime, the temperature can be 0o C and even lower at night. When you set off, you will not find any stops to replenish your stock.
ALGERIE -TUNISIE  FLAG \"Explore\" You can choose to travel by foot, on a camel or in an off-roader. Regardless of the travel mode, there must always be a guide together with you. That is the requirement of local authorities. During the tour, you will be able to admire the inimitable beauty of Sahara. You will see not only sand dunes and black rocks but also tall towers made of clay and sand. In the past, they were used as location markers for caravans.
Algiers is a capital of the country of the same name. This old city is rich in famous sights and different types of entertainment. The city traditionally attracts different travellers and it … Open
Trees are incredibly rare in the desert. It takes much time to cut them down because the wood is very hard, but it fires slowly. Wells are also very rare. Therefore, water is a treasure in the desert. Your adventure in the kingdom of hot sand can last from several hours to two weeks. If you decide to sleep in the desert, you will be able to see a fantastic sunrise. Such a fabulous view will not leave you indifferent!
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Algiers and surroundings

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♥   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

Notable celebrations and festivals in Algeria

Holidays in Algeria can be separated into two big groups – holidays that have a fixed date and holidays that have a new date every year. New Year is one of the most popular holidays with a fixed date. Just like in the rest of the world, Algeria celebrates New Year at night from December 31st to January 1st. The Labor Day (May 1st) is also a popular annual holiday in the country. Of course, there are national holidays that cherish events of the past. For example, June 19 is the Revolution day. On this day, Ben Bella, the President of Algeria, was deposed in a coup. Local people celebrate the Anniversary of the Revolution on November 1. July 5 is the day of another important national holiday – Independence Day. … Open
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