Oran is the second largest city of Algeria, after the capital Algiers. Located in the north-west of Algeria, Oran is a vibrant port city and a commercial center. The city displays great character and beauty with its many historical buildings, ancient mosques, the Casbah, and The Theatre. It offers some of the most beautiful architecture in Algeria, including architecture dating back to the French colonial era.
The Medina Jedida (which means ‘new city’ in Arabic) in Oran was one of the Muslim quarters in the French colonial period. Today, you will find one of the biggest markets in Algeria within this district. Taking a stroll in this medina is a great way to experience the Algerian culture and to purchase some souvenirs.
Oran is famous for being the place of origin of the Algerian folk music ‘Rai’ (which means ‘opinion‘ in Arabic). This Algerian city is also a great place for scuba diving, sampling Algerian cuisine, and listening to lively Rai music which has its origins in the city.
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