Being the largest country in Africa, Algeria has a very rich culture. Each region has its musical tradition, interspersed with external influences. Very close to France for its history, Algeria is the country of origin of numerous writers like Yasmina Khadra, Assia Djebar, Mohamed Dib or even Albert Camus.
During your Algeria holidays, you can combine cultural tourism with relaxation. In Algiers, you will visit the kasbah, the Basle in neobizantine style and the Raïs Palace. In Tlemcen, you will marvel at the mosques. In Constantine, you will admire the palace of the Bei and the hanging bridges. Numerous Roman remains to survive in the country, especially in Tipasa, Cherchell, Annaba and Djemila. Enjoy your tour across the Great South.
The climate in Algeria could be classified as arid to semi-arid, with mild and humid winters and hot summers and quite dry along the coast can become even drier. Temperatures are usually low during the winter, and the summer temperatures are high, especially on the high plateau; The sirocco that is a hot wind that at times drags dust/and or sand is especially common in summer. Despite the daytime temperatures rarely below 25 degrees Celsius, desert nights can be cold, even in midsummer. Rainfall ranges from over 1000 millimeters per year in the northern mountains to zero in the Sahara. In some places can go decades without seeing a water depletion.
With a Mediterranean climate along the coast, the best time for holidays to Algeria is in the spring and summer months. The Sahara Desert should be visited in early spring or late fall (April and November) to withstand better the temperatures - which in the summer are sweltering during the day and very low at night.
Algeria has so many tourism options that it is easier for you to divide your holidays in Algeria into stages so as not to miss anything of the country and leave satisfied that you have chosen Algeria as your destination for your vacation. The starting point is Algiers. The city is a mixture of the ancient civilizations of Phoenicians and Romans. The first point to note here is Alcazaba, the historical center. It is advisable to go to the top of this fortress since you will have some of the best views you can imagine.
Another place to visit in the region is the Martyrs' Square where you can see the Fishing Mosque and the Chaat Market; without walking too much, you can see the Museum of Art and Popular Traditions and the Ali Bitchin Mosque. Still, in the center of the city, you can visit the bay; Throughout the region, there are mosques and museums that tell the story of Algeria, so travel with your eyes wide open, so you do not miss any of this country’s beautiful monuments. But remember that not every place you are allowed to photograph.
Also remember that because it is a Muslim country, women should wear clothes with high necklines and not too short, and men should preferably wear a dress shirt and long pants on holidays to Algeria.
After visiting Algiers, it is time to go to Kabilia, here is a tourist favorite for visitors to Algeria, since it is the base for you to discover the Sahara from. The whole place is highlighted by its natural beauty and is where you can contemplate the chain of mountains that goes from Algiers to Kabilia and almost divides the territory into two parts.
Also, know that every year Algeria has an Algerian Film Festival (NIMES) that captures the attention of the residents of Algiers since the films are displayed in the center of Algiers on a giant screen.
But what most attracts the tourist to visit Algeria certainly is the beauty and challenges of the Sahara; It occupies 85% of the territory of the country, and there is the ideal place for people who have the desire to see new things and to explore new challenges. Access to the Sahara is through the Ain Sefra where you will be able to observe the Saharan Atlas, where there are beautiful engravings and rock engravings. After seeing the beautiful prints, go to Taghit, here a surprise awaits you: the most beautiful oasis you can imagine. Then you can go to Benni Abbes and see the biggest dune of all of 300 meters of height; Here there is still a complete Museum on the desert that will show you all things of interest in the Sahara.
And finally, you can not leave Algeria without first seeing the most beautiful and preserved Roman ruins that remain in Djemila and the city of Constantine which is the oldest settlement in all of Algeria where you can see the Ahmed Palace Bey and the Djamma el-Kebir Mosque.
Fly to Algiers, Annaba, Bejaia, Constantine, Oran, Setif and Tlemcen with Aigle Azur. Embark on your trip to Algeria from France departing in Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Mulhouse, Paris, and Toulouse.
Highlight these tourist points of Algeria in your itinerary and do not forget to visit them:
- In Algiers
- Kasbah of Algiers (UNESCO Historical Patrimony)
- Basilica Notre-Dame d'Afrique
- Post Office Building in Algiers
- Jamaa el-Jedid - The New Mosque
- National Library of Algeria
- Martyrs' Square
- Church of Santa Trinidad
- Kechua Search
- Port of Algiers
- Port of Spain
- Mosque of Hassan Basha
- Fort Mers-el-Kebir
- The Great Library
- Ahmed Zabana Museum
- Museum of Moudjahid
- Bridge of Constantine
- Building of the Islamic University Émir Abdelkader
- Gustave Mercier Museum
- Constantine Regional Theater
- Monument to the dead
- Sid Rached Bridge
- Basilica of St Augustine
- Beach Square of Rizzi Amor
- Ruins of Hippo
- Mosque of El Bey
With large oil reserves, the country is also the second-largest exporter of natural gas on the planet. The export of these gasses is the main pillar of the Algerian economy, which also has large breeding sites for sheep and goats.
The most spoken language in the country is Arabic, but due to a large number of European descendants, something between 25% and 33% of the population also speaks French. Both Muslims and Europeans also influence the culture and traditions of the country.
Algerian cuisine is heavily influenced by Arabic cuisine. Couscous, a dish made from polenta, and burek, a leafy dish stuffed with meat and onions, for example, are some of the examples of typical dishes. A lot of lamb is consumed in this country, as well as vegetable soups, with onions, carrots, vegetables and tomatoes. Algerians also consume a lot of white meat, like chicken or fish.
The favorite drink in the country is the mint tea, which can be served hot or cold. Other options among the Algerians are the natural fruit juices, as well as beer and wine produced in the country, famous for its high alcohol content.
The beauty of Algeria has a lot to do with the desert. From the cities to the gates of the Sahara to the coast, this natural paradise has much to offer for amazing Algeria holidays. The Mzab Valley, which is a UNESCO world heritage site, is unique thanks to the medieval architecture preserved in the area. Varying the terrain of the country, the arid mountains display spectacular landscapes, among which Mount Tahat stands at 2,918 meters high.
The second largest African country in the world, Algeria has a large part of its territory surrounded by the great Sahara desert. Despite the arid and hot climate, winter in the mountainous regions can be quite harsh. In summer, the country is often hit by a phenomenon called sirocco, a hot, sand-laden wind that reaches metropolitan regions.
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Defining where you sleep is essential to how much you will like in a particular city or location. At the same time, especially if you are traveling alone, enjoy a city full of unparalled attractions on Algeria holidays. But Algeria is a a destination best experienced with someone else. As one of the classic traveler's films said: "Happiness is only real when shared"
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