Best Places to visit in Algeria
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The people’s Democratic Republic of Algeria is also known as Algeria is predominantly a Muslim country situated in the African continent. Algeria is placed on the list of the largest countries in the world. Algiers is the capital of Algeria which happens to be the largest city in the country also.
In this article, we are going to talk about some of the places that you can visit in Algeria when you plan your vacation here. The country has very amazing places to visit such as Atakor Plateau, Biosphere reserves, national parks, museums, and much more.
So, let’s explore some of amazing places to see in Algeria:
Atakor Plateau covered with sheer peaks is located in the Ahaggar National Park (also known as Hoggar). Although, it is difficult to reach there due to a lack of transport facilities but it is one of the best places to visit in Algeria. The incredibly beautiful landscape covered with red-brown sand, high peaks, and the spectacular view is just going to capture your heart. Assekrem Plateau which means “the end of the world” is the highest peak of the Atakor Plateau capturing the attention of the tourists.
Ahmed Zabana National Museum
Ahmed Zabana National Museum is a must-visit place in Algeria if you want to know about the history of the country. Ahmed Zabana National Museum is situated in the Oran city of Algeria which is the second-largest city in the country also. The museum is named after Algerian national hero Ahmed Zabana. On the first ground floor, you can explore the history of the struggle for independence of Algeria. The museum has a collection exhibiting ancient sculptures, few mosaics, and terracotta portraits that you can appreciate.
Dar Hassan Pasha
Dar Hassan Pasha is a palace belonging to the 18th century. Dar Hassan Pasha is situated at the Casbah of Algiers in Algeria. The palace was built in the year 1791 then remodeled in 1839. The museum is named after Hassan III Pasha. It is also included in the list of the biggest mansions in Algeria and a must-visit place in Algeria.
Chrea National Park
Chrea National Park covers an area of 36,985 hectares is situated in Chrea town (Blida Province) of Algeria. Chrea National Park was founded in the year 1997 and is also included in the list of largest national parks of Algeria. The national park has a wide range of flora and fauna. The park is the best place to visit in Algeria as it contains the ski station of Chréa where you can enjoy skiing.
Djurdjura National Park
Djurdjura National Park is one of the places that you cannot miss visiting in Algeria. The national park is situated at Kabylie in northern Algeria. The name of the national park is derived from the Djurdjura Range of the Tell Atlas mountain chain. The park was founded in the year 1983. This must-visit place in Algeria is a park with deep gorges, forests, and grottoes that offer an amazing view that is surely going to capture your heart. The park has also many endangered species such as Barbary macaque, Macaca Sylvanus, and others.
Belezma National park
Belezma National park is one of the national parks of Algeria. Belezma National park is located in Batna Province on the slopes of Belezma Range. The park was founded in the year 1984. The park with its dense forests, cliffs, grasslands, and rivers offers a scenic view. The park having several historical and archaeological sites becomes one of the best places to visit in Algeria.
El Kala National Park and Biosphere Reserve
El Kala National Park and Biosphere Reserve are one of the main attraction points among tourists in Algeria because of several lakes and its unique ecosystem. El Kala National Park and Biosphere Reserve were founded in the year 1993. This national park of Algeria is also recognized as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, cultural, and scientific organization).
Bardo National Museum
Bardo National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography is one of the best museum and place visits in Algeria. Bardo National Museum is situated in Algiers, the capital city of Algeria. It was inaugurated as a museum in the year 1985. This national museum has a rich archaeological collection.
Fort Santa Cruz
Fort Santa Cruz is one of the three forts among Fort de la Moune and Fort Saint-Philippe which are connected with each other via tunnels. Fort Santa Cruz was built between 1577 and 1604 on the Pic d’Aidour. The fort is situated in the Oran city of Algeria. The fort is one of the main attractions among tourists in Algeria because of the spectacular view that it offers.
SidiM’Cid Bridge is the highest bridge in Algeria and also included in one of the highest bridges in the world. SidiM’Cid Bridge is a long suspension bridge across the Rhumel River. SidiM’Cid Bridge was built in the year 1912. It is one of the places that you cannot miss while you are in Algeria. The bridge offers a spectacular view over part of the city and valley.
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