Grande Poste


Algiers' beloved main post office is an unmissable piece of living history, a fine example of French-designed, early 20th-century Moorish architecture. Look out for what is possibly the world’s most exquisitely decorated post box near the entrance. At the time of research it was closed to visitors and in the process of being converted into a museum; it's expected to reopen sometime in 2018.

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1. Djemaa Ketchoua

0.84 MILES

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2. Casbah

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The heart of the city is its ancient Casbah, a steep and narrow maze of streets just west of the Pl des Martyrs. There are several magnificent Ottoman…

3. Dar Hassan Pacha

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Carrying the name of its original owner, Dar Hassan Pacha, this is one of the city's grandest mansions. The building now houses a collection of…

4. Dar Aziza Bent el-Bey

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5. Djemaa el-Djedid

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Colonial French town planners cleared many Ottoman buildings when they redesigned the Algiers waterfront and laid out what is now the place des Martyrs,…

6. Djemaa el-Kebir

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7. Djemma Ali Bitchine

0.94 MILES

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8. Museum of Popular Arts & Traditions

0.95 MILES

This museum is the most accessible of the buildings one can visit in the Casbah. It is housed in a fine example of an Ottoman-period town house, the Dar…