Attractions

Top Choice Roman 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 weath…
Top Choice Museum 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 to…
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 of p…
Bridge in Constantine

Sidi M'Cid Bridge

The Sidi M’Cid Bridge, also known as the Suspended Bridge, is Constantine’s iconic monument, its image defining the city. It is a 164m-long suspension bridge, opened to traffic in April 1912. The bridge links the Ca…
Bridge in Constantine

Mellah Slimane Bridge & Elevator

Of all the dramatic bridges that cross the Oued Rhumel, none is as exciting to walk across as the Mellah Slimane Bridge, some 100m above the water. Stretching 125m long and a mere 2.5m wide, it joins the train stati…
Mosque in Constantine

Mosque of Emir Abdelkader

The city’s most prominent monument – you will see its twin 107m high minarets as you approach the centre – is the Mosque of Emir Abdelkader. The project started in 1968 as a desire to build a mosque capable of accom…
Mosque in Constantine

Grand Mosque

The oldest mosque in the city is the Grand Mosque. Built in the 13th century on the site of a pagan temple, it was intended, as the Friday mosque, to hold most of the city’s population. Although it has been rebuilt …