National Museum of Antiquities
Musée des Beaux Arts
At the edge of the Jardin d’Essai and a short walk from the Martyrs’ Memorial, the Musée des Beaux Arts houses the best collection of...
Bardo Museum of Prehistory & Ethnography
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National Museum of Antiquities information
The richness of Algeria’s heritage is brought home in the understated but well chosen collection on display at the National Museum of Antiquities , a short walk from the Bardo Museum. The collection of antiquities is drawn from sites around the city and throughout Algeria. Among the early works are fine ivory carvings and large, totemic Libyan-period warriors on horseback. There is sculpture from Cherchell and mosaics from Tipaza, a room of bronzes including a wonderful fragment of a horse’s leg and hoof, and an extraordinary 3rd-century figure of a chubby child holding an eagle to its chest. There is also a collection of Islamic art from across the Maghreb. The museum sits at the top of the Parc de la Liberté, a classic piece of French urban planning at the top of rue Didouche Mourad.