Destination typeCultural site, architecture

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.

If you are interested in visiting Oran, our travel experts are happy to assist you to plan an unforgettable Algeria tour.


Tour Itineraries

Explore Algeria’s West Tour – 5 Days

This Algeria tour will take you traveling from Algiers toward the port city of Oran, while exploring spectacular Roman sites such as Tipaza and Tlemcen along the way.

Experience Algeria Tour – 8 Days

This 8 days Algeria tour takes you to some of its best historical and cultural attractions including ancient Roman ruins, basilicas, museums and much more.

Algeria History and Culture Tour – 9 Days

The Algeria History and Culture tour will take you traveling throughout Algeria over 9 days to learn about its rich history and become immersed into its unique culture.

Deep South Algeria Adventure Tour – 10 Days

This 10 days Algeria tour takes you to the region of Djanet located in the Deep South of Algeria. Here you will have an authentic Algeria adventure tour exploring the awe-inspiring Sahara desert with its extraordinary natural beauty of desert mountains, canyons, rock arches, and towering sand dunes. You will spend a few nights in traditional […]

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