Top ChoiceRoman Site in Timgad

Timgad

Timgad

One of the finest Roman sites in existence, the ruins of Timgad stretch almost as far as the eye can see over a plain that in winter is cold and desolate and in summer hot and tinder-dry. Its perfect preservation...

Top ChoiceRoman Site in Djemila

Djemila

The spectacular ruined Roman town of Djemila (or Cuicul as it was then known) is small enough to breeze around in half a day. But spend longer here, linger in the temples and markets, stroll through the bath...

Top ChoiceRoman Site in Annaba

Hippo Regius

The vast ruins of the ancient Roman city of Hippo Regius, also known as Hippone, are among the most evocative in Algeria, stretched across a rolling site, full of flowers, rosemary, olive trees, birds and sheep,...

Top ChoiceArchaeological Site in Tipaza

Tipasa Archaeological Park

The founders of Tipasa (as Tipaza was known during the Roman era) obviously had an eye for aesthetics. The town rolls gently downhill through pine trees to a small beach and a blue silvered sea. It's this natural...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Setif

Sétif Museum

This central museum is one of the better museums in Algeria and it alone justifies a stop in Sétif. Displays are well laid out, lit and labelled (in French). There are cabinets filled with pottery and lamps from...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Cherchell

Cherchell Museum

This museum houses some of the finest sculptures and mosaics in the country. Among the highlights are marble busts of the royal family of Juba II, a rare portrait of Juba's mother-in-law, the famous Cleopatra of...

Top ChoiceRoman Site in Constantine

Tiddis

Hovering on a barren mountain slope, some 30km from Constantine, the ruined Roman town of Tiddis is perhaps the most impressively situated of all Algeria's Roman sites. However, the ruins themselves are fairly...

Top ChoiceArea in Algiers

Casbah

Casbah

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 palaces to explore here, most concentrated around the Djemaa...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Algiers

National Museum of Antiquities

The richness of Algeria’s heritage is brought home in this museum. The collection of antiquities is drawn from sites around the city and throughout Algeria. Among the early works are fine ivory carvings and...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Constantine

National Museum Cirta

Highlighting the numerous finds from excavations in and around Constantine and nearby Tiddis, there are some stunning pieces in this museum. The highlights include a seated terracotta figure from a 2nd-century BC...

Roman Site in Batna

Lambaesis

Lambaesis once served as the capital of Roman Numidia and was, for a long time, the partner and sometime rival of nearby Timgad. Yet the site has disappeared from most itineraries and, if seen by visitors at all,...

Museum in Djemila

Djemila Museum

Djemila Museum, which is within the ruins complex, is best visited before the ruins. It contains many of the wonders dug out of the ground here but the real highlight are the extraordinary number of beautiful...

Historic Site in Algiers

Dar Hassan Pacha

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 illuminated manuscripts and contemporary calligraphy by artists from...

Museum in Annaba

Annaba Museum

On the hill above the Hippo Regius site, this museum displays many of the treasures found there and elsewhere in the vicinity of the town. The ground floor has a good collection of sculpture including the Emperor...

Museum in Algiers

Bardo Museum of Prehistory & Ethnography

Bardo Museum of Prehistory & Ethnography

The Bardo, which focuses on the prehistory of Algeria, is one of the best museums in Algiers. The collection is well-displayed with videos, models and excellent diagrams and information panels (in French) that...

Museum in Algiers

Palais des Raïs

This palace is in fact a row of several large waterfront houses, joined to form a single compound. It is now home to the Centre des Arts et de la Culture, which hosts some excellent art and photographic...

Hill in Oran

Djebel Murdjadjo

Wherever you are in the city, there's no missing Murdjadjo, the wooded hill that dominates the skyline. The most obvious landmark is the fort of Santa Cruz, built by Spaniards in the late 16th century. The nearby...

Palace in Constantine

Palace of Ahmed Bey

The palace of Hajj Ahmed, the bey or ruler of Constantine from 1826, is one of the finest Ottoman-era buildings in the country. With a series of courtyards surrounded by tiled arcades, it is filled with gardens...

Roman Site in Cherchell

Roman Aqueduct

A 10-minute drive east of Cherchell are the remains of a massive Roman-era aqueduct built by Juba II to bring water from a source 35km away. The 50m-high aqueduct is a three-level, slightly tapering structure...

Basilica in Annaba

Basilica de Saint Augustine

On a hill above the ruins of Hippo Regius, the Basilica de Saint Augustine was intended as a sign of France’s revival of past glory. The first stone was laid in 1881 and the basilica completed in 1900. It's been...