Guelma

Guelma

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…

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Annaba

Annaba

The 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…

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Tlemcen

Tlemcen

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…

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Constantine

Constantine

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…

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Alger

Alger

Less 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…

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Ghardaia

Ghardaia

Founded in 1053, Ghardaïa is the largest of the cities of the Pentapolis. The city takes the form of a pyramid, clinging to a strong hillock, at the top of which sits the central mosque, with its typical minaret.

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