) is the capital and the largest city in Algeria
situated some 10 km north-east of Birkadem
. This the large city has a population of 1,977,700 people. Thousands of tourists visit Algiers every year to see its botanical gardens and roman catholic cathedrals.
Algiers is served by Houari Boumediene (IATA: ALG) airport, which is 20 km away.
Things to do in it
The Botanical Garden of Hamma (العربية.'حديقة التجارب الحامة'; also known as The Test Garden Hamma, français.'Jardin Botanique du Hamma', français.'Jardin d'Essai du Hamma') is a 58-hectares botanical garden (38 acres of gardens and 20 acres of arboretum) located in the Mohamed Belouizdad, formerly Hamma-Anassers, quarter of Algiers. It was established in 1832 and is now still considered one of the most important botanical gardens in the world
Cathédrale du Sacré-Cœur d'Alger is a cathedral in Algiers, Algeria. Completed in 1956, it became the new cathedral in Algiers after the Cathedral of St. Philip of Algiers had been reconverted into the Muslim Ketchaoua Mosque. It is the cathedral church of the Archdiocese of Algiers.
The Casbah (Arabic: , qasba, meaning citadel) is specifically the citadel of Algiers in Algeria and the traditional quarter clustered around it. More generally, a kasbah is the walled citadel of many North African cities and towns. The name made its way into English from French in the late 19th century (the Oxford English Dictionary states 1895), and continues to be spelled as acquired from that language.
Houari Boumediene Airport (Arabic: مطار هواري بومدين الدولي, French: Aéroport d'Alger Houari Boumediene) (IATA: ALG, ICAO: DAAG), also known as Algiers Airport or Algiers International Airport, is an international airport serving Algiers, the capital of Algeria. It is located 9. 1 NM (16. 9 km; 10. 5 mi) east southeast of the city.
El Mouradia (Arabic: المرادية) is the name of the main presidential palace in Algeria. It is a Mauresque style villa pre-dating independence that was chosen to house the Algerian presidency's main offices, including the Algerian president's office itself. El Mouradia symbolises the Algerian presidency therefore just like the White House or the Kremlin symbolise the American or Russian presidencies. Entrance is guarded by dismounted troops from the Algerian Haras Joumhouri (Republican Cavalry).
Djamaa el Djedid, also referred to as the Djama’a al-Djedid, or Jamaa El Jedid (meaning New Mosque) is a mosque located in Algiers, the capital of Algeria. It was built in 1660 in accordance with the traditions of the Hanafi school. During the French colonial rule, the mosque was called the Mosquée de la Pêcherie and in English the Mosque of the Fisherman's Wharf.
The Great Mosque of Algiers (Arabic: الجامع الكبير‎ Jemaa Kebir) or “Djama’a al-Kebir” (meaning Great Mosque) is a mosque in Algiers, Algeria, located very close to Algiers Harbor. An inscription on the minbar (منبر) or the pulpit testifies to fact that the mosque was built in 1097. It is also known by several other names such as Grand Mosque d'Alger, Djamaa al-Kebir, El Kebir Mosque and Jami Masjid. It is one of the few remaining examples of Almoravid architecture. It is the oldest mos…
The Maqam Echahid (Arabic: مقام الشهيد& #8206; Arabic pronunciation: & #160; ], English: Martyrs' Memorial) is an iconic concrete monument commemorating the Algerian war for independence. The monument was opened in 1982 on the 20th anniversary of Algeria's independence. It is fashioned in the shape of three standing palm leaves which shelter the " Eternal Flame" beneath. At the edge of each palm leaf stands a statue of a soldier, each representing a stage of Algeria's struggle.
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