Algiers, Algeria

Algiers is the capital and largest city of Algeria. Sometimes nicknamed El-Behdja or alternatively Alger la Blanche for the glistening white of its buildings as seen rising up from the sea, Algiers is situated on the west side of a bay of the Mediterranean Sea. The modern part of the city is built on the level ground by the seashore; the old part, the ancient city of the deys, climbs the steep hill behind the modern town and is crowned by the casbah or citadel, 122 metres (400 ft) above the sea. The casbah and the two quays form a triangle.


Main Sights

  • National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers
  • Bardo National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography
  • Casbah of Algiers (to visit with a local)
  • Monument of Martyrs
  • Botanical Garden Hamma