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Constantine, Algeria's third city, is one of the grand urban spectacles of Algeria, made by nature but embellished by man. Over time, the Oued Rhumel (Rhumel River) carved out a deep, and almost circular, gorge around an outcrop of rock, creating a natural fortress that was already occupied in Neolithic times. Since then, Constantine has always been a city of political, cultural and economic significance.

Despite this epic history and setting, actual tourist sites are remarkably thin on the ground – the real pleasure of a visit here is all in the atmosphere.

Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Constantine.