Discover the Culture and History in 3 Algerian Coastal Towns

Coast near Oran

The Algerian coastal towns have a lot to offer than their tranquil beaches and sea view. Here are 3 Algerian coastal towns that have incredible history and culture for you to discover during your visit to Algeria.

Algiers

Algiers is the capital city in Algeria which was founded by the Ottomans with incredible history and unique architecture. The ancient Casbah is a winding urban labyrinth, with streets winding through the old town. Also worth exploring is the Dar Hassan Pacha, which was once the city’s most elaborate mansions. The city of Algiers offers visitors a fascinating glimpse into the past, present and future of Algeria.

Kasbah of Algiers (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Kasbah of Algiers (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Annaba

There were many geographical reasons for the Phoenicians to have found Annaba. The city has a natural port which handles many of the country’s exports. For tourists and travellers, the main appeal of the city is its rich history and culture, particularly Hippo Regius which was once an important Roman city located in the outskirts of Annaba. The remains of Hippo Regius are surrounded by olive trees on one side and the sea on the other. The archaeological site remains today for visitors to explore the ancient Roman ruins including mosaics, bronze statues, and the remains of villas and temples.

Hippo Regius in Algiera
Hippo Regius in Algiera

Oran

Oran is the second largest city of Algeria. It is a vibrant port city with character and beauty. Oran has historical buildings, ancient mosques, the Casbah and the Theatre. It offers some of the most beautiful architecture in Algeria. Oran is also a great place for scuba diving, sampling Algerian cuisine, and listening to live Rai music which has its origins in the city.

Oran
Oran

Visit the Algerian Coastal Towns of Algiers, Annaba and Oran

If you’re interesting in visiting these Algerian coastal towns, speak with one of our Algeria travel experts to start planning a private Algeria tour.

About the author

Joshua Mok is a cultural enthusiast and adventurer who can speak 6 different languages. Joshua currently lives in Tunisia and has firsthand experience with the language, people, and culture of North Africa. At Mosaic North Africa, Joshua is combining his business marketing expertise with his passion for travel to help others discover and enjoy the cultural and historical beauties of Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria.

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