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The captivating Algiers is considered the finest city in Algeria. It is also the biggest and most significant city as well as being the capital and is Algeria’s tourist mecca. The brilliant blue hue of the Mediterranean waters contrast the radiance of the white-washed buildings, giving this city its character and charm. Algiers has an incredible harbour, vibrant entertainment and an array of interesting museums and historical buildings to explore. Brimming with ancient history, this is a great place to learn more about the Arabian and French cultures that dominate Algeria.
Explore "Algiers the White" by walking through the capital of Algeria where the glistening white buildings slope up from the Mediterranean Sea. Fall in love with this town from the first glimpse of Algiers from the air before landing at Houari Boumedienne International Airport or arriving at the country’s main harbour where the surrounding cluster of islets have been turned into a part of the port.
Mingle at the port as one of a population of 2.9 million inhabitants in this shipping center and Mediterranean refuelling station where iron, grain, citrus fruit, wine, phosphates, oil, and vegetables are exported. Explore the museums and monuments by day and stay in luxury at hotels or other more affordable accommodation by night. The Sheraton Club des Pins Resort and Towers is Algiers’s only beachfront hotel, but there are other places to use as a base to explore places such as the Monument of Martyrs, La Grande Poste, the casbah quarter, the Roman Catholic Cathedral as well as the Grand and New Mosques.
The Grand Mosque is the oldest mosque in Algiers which is said to have been in existence since 1018 and must be visited. Some time later in 1516 the main building of the casbah was built on the site of an older building and served as the Palace Of The Deys until the French conquest. Explore the remains and traces of a minaret, marble arches and columns of the vaults that held the treasures of the Dey. It could be the highlight of your day!