What to See in Algiers in a Weekend

Tomb of the Christian in Algeria

If you are traveling to Algeria for business or pleasure over a weekend, you may be wondering what sites, museums, or places are worth seeing in Algiers in a weekend? Algiers is a fascinating city with an incredible history dating back to the Phoeneicans and was renamed Icosium by the Romans after its take over in about 145 AD. Here are two recommendations to visit in Algiers in a Weekend:

Full Day Tour in Algiers

Explore French and Arab architecture, wander through museums, and experience the UNESCO World Heritage Kasbah. You have to factor in a full day or undisturbed visits in Algiers. During your tour, you will be guided through the Kasbah and learn about its history and we can arrange a lunch in a private home if your group is interested. Your driver and guide will take you to the top of the monument of the martyrs which has incredible views over the city and port. Make sure not to miss the museum of antiquities and Islamic art and to top off a great experience in Algiers, stay in historic Hotel El Djazair 5*.

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

Tipaza, Cherchell, Tomb of the Christian

Depart from Algiers and travel west to incredible historic sites. Tipaza, UNESCO listed Roman ruins, are set in a gorgeous location. Here you will find one of the largest Christian basilicas, Roman houses, the forum, and other public buildings. The crystal clear water surrounded by rolling hills and mountains makes this one of the most beautiful places to visit in Algeria. Make sure you visit one of the local restaurants for fresh fish.

UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tipasa
UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tipasa

Continue from Tipaza to Cherchell where you can visit two museums with a large number of Roman antiquities. Make sure you have time left in the day to explore the Tomb of the Christian. This pyramid like structure is said to be from the 3rd or 4th century BC and is understood to be the tomb of Numidian kings.

Tomb of the Christian in Algeria
Tomb of the Christian in Algeria

Visit Algiers

Whether you are in Algiers in a weekend or longer, Mosaic North Africa can plan your next Algiers adventures with a driver and guide, taking you to best the city and surroundings have offer.

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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