Algiers

Algiers is the capital of Algeria. It is located in the province in the western part of Mediterranean cove and on the slopes of the Tell Atlas , which is an offshoot of the Atlas Mountains.

Algiers has about 2.5 million inhabitants, the country’s largest city. There are a University and numerous institutions located here. In the agglomeration formed around Algiers around live approximately 7,796,923 people .

Districts

The city of Algiers is simultaneously also an administrative district ( Wilayat ) of Algeria and is divided into so-called Communes (similar to counties). There are 13 communes with the actual city of Algiers is limited to 8 Communes , the rest are suburbs .

Le Casbah is the smallest district and was founded from ancient ruins and built on a hill . The Kasbah is a maze of narrow streets and picturesque houses , when they here disoriented they only need to go down to the sea.

Alger Centre downtown is the heart of Algiers , here are chic shops and fine restaurants ; Also downtown is home to most theaters, museums and hotels.

Front de mer was built in 1840 by the French architect Pierre – Auguste Frederic from lack of space next to the Casbah. The town hall and several hotels here befibden itself. The elegant Boulevard de Che Guevara is well worth a visit.

The Districts Hydra and Ben – Aknoun lie just north of the center and are considered Nobel districts . Here many embassies and political institutions have settled . From the top you have a magnificent view of the entire city.

Attractions

Notre Dame d’ Afrique is a church that was built in 1852 and situated on a 124 m high cliff. From the top you have a magnificent view of the city. The church can only be reached by a cable car.

Monument des Martyrs ( Maquam E ‘ Chahid ) is a monument that was built during the 20th independence of Algeria. The monument is located in Diar El Macoul near Jarin Essais metro station.

Kasbah The Kasbah is the old town of Algiers 1992, was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Narrow streets and historic gebauede dominate the picture here.

Jardin d’ essai This 80 hectare garden is full of exotic plants and trees . On hot days you can take refuge from the scorching sun here . Located in the Jardin d’ Essais subway station just below the Monument of Martyrs.

Park de Ben Aknoun is a large amusement park east of downtown and also home to a zoo

La Grande Poste one of the most beautiful post offices ever . It was built in 1913 by the French and located in the heart of Algiers directly to the Tafourah Grande Poste metro station.

Front de mer is one of the most beautiful places in Algiers . It has a magnificent view of the Mediterranean Sea and the harbor . The image is decorated with picturesque white houses . To add access one takes as a starting point the Grande Poste and just runs straight south towards the sea

Tipaza

In Tipasa are a UNESCO World Heritage list, the Roman ruins of Tipasa. This was built on three hills that overlook the sea.

Most of the houses were on the middle hill, and are no longer obtained. However, there are ruins of three churches:

The Great Basilica and the Basilica of Alexander on the western hill and the basilica of St. Salsa on the eastern hill.
Furthermore, two cemeteries, the baths, the theater, an amphitheater and the Nymphaeum are obtained. The course of the walls is clearly visible and at the foot of the eastern hill are the remains of the ancient port. The basilicas are surrounded by cemeteries that are full of numerous stone and mosaic-decorated coffins. The basilica of St. Salsa, excavated by Stéphane Gsell, consisted of a ship two axes, a mosaic is also obtained here. The Great Basilica was used for centuries as a quarry, The seven-building plan is yet to see. Under the foundation of the church are carved out of the rock tombs; one of which is circular with a diameter of 18 meters and left room for 24 coffins.

Batna

Batna is a town in northeastern Algeria . It is located in the same province Batna , whose capital is . Around 40 kilometers east are the World Heritage of the UNESCO ruins of Timgad .

South Algeria

Ghardaia / Beni Isguen

Ghardaia is an oasis city in Algeria and the main town and administrative center of the province .. The city is located in the valley of M’zab in the northern central Sahara to 526 m in height , is a member of Ghardaia and together with the southeast, cities Beni Isguen , Melika , Bounoura and El Atteuf the Pentapolis of M’zab . Together with the other oases of the M’Zab Valley is Ghardaïa for its exemplary urban design since 1982 on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The name comes from a Ghardaïa saints named Daia , who lived in a cave ( Ghār ) in the area. Later there built charidschitische Muslims who fled from persecution by orthodox Muslims in the north, a city.

Hystorie

The capital of Mzab Valley was founded in the 11th century by Kharijite Muslims and has since remained largely unchanged . Ghardaia is a fortified town , which consists of three walled sectors with labyrinthine alleys. In the center is the historic Mozabitengebiet with a mosque in the pyramid style and lined with arcaded main and marketplace . The striking white, pink and red houses with terraces and arcades are built of sand, clay and plaster and with inner courtyards designed so that the sunlight can flood in all rooms

Timimoun

Timimoun is an oasis town in the Algerian province of Adrar . It is located in the Western Erg large , on the edge of the plateau of Tademait , on any of those in North Africa Sabcha salt lakes . Timimoun is known for the ocher- red color of its buildings and has its own airport .

Timimoun is divided into an old and a newer city . The old part is Ksour ( village or castle ) called , well after the name for an old Ksar Berber stronghold . The newer part was built by the former French colonial Algeria 1926th.

Tamanrasset

Tamanrasset is the largest oasis in southern Algeria and capital of the province of Tamanrasset. The municipality is next to the main town of Tamanrasset even from the villages blackbird Oukou, Tit, Assekrem, Tahifet, Tarhenanet, Tagmart, Talan Teidit, EFAK, Ihelfène, Taghahaouhaout, In Lying there and Izernène.

Tamanrasset is at about 1400 meters above sea level on the edge of Ahaggargebirges. The town has about 93,000 inhabitants, of which the Tuaregs are the largest population group. This live until today scattered throughout the business life is shaped in the city largely of immigrant Arabs and mozabite people from the north.

History

The oasis Tamanrasset formed even before the arrival of the first Europeans an important place of settlement of the Tuareg and an important caravan base. In the French colonial period here a fort was built and named in honor of General of French Kamelreiter Fort Laperrine. This name was also the location for the fort settlement to the Algerian independence 1962nd
Transport and Infrastructure

Tamanrasset has become an important logistics center for the trans-Saharan trade between Algeria and Niger. It lies on the trans-Saharan route Algiers In Salah-Tamanrasset-Agadez, a part of the Trans-Sahara Highway, which is part of the Trans-African Highway network.

Djanet

Djanet is an oasis city in the southeast of Algeria (province of Illizi) in the Sahara.

The oasis in southern Tassili n’Ajjer was until the late 19th century, a kind of capital of the Tuareg of the Confederation of Kel Ajjer. In Djanet the noble clan of Imanan that have been designated by the European travelers as Sultans of northern Tuareg resided. The Imanan brought her name into a etymological connection with the Islamic term “Imam” and led the origins of sex back to the Prophet Mohammed. This lineage is indeed fictitious and served primarily to justify the supremacy of the weak nature of ruling families of the Tuareg (Imenokalin). The actual weakness of the dynasty is reflected but the fact that his relatives Djanet not allowed to leave and was the real power in the hands of the families of the Uraghen. This apparent parallel between the power relations among the Tuareg and the pre-Carolingian Merovingians brought French traveler in the 19th century the idea of the Tuareg might be descendants of Germanic and Frankish immigrants.

Every year is organized the ten-day Sebiba Dance Festival at the beginning of the Islamic new year month until the Ashura Day.

The location was within a few years ago only one runway. There are now from a paved road of Illizi, greatly simplifying the arrival. In Djanet garden restaurant will be operated. In times of drought occasionally encounter foreign workers from neighboring Niger which will look into the oasis gardens as workers make a living. [2] In the environment of the place, there are many interesting rock paintings and rock engravings (very nice to approximately 2/3 of the distance between Illizi and Djanet the Dider level). The Erg d’Admer about 20 km north-west of Djanet invite you for a visit. This dune belt with very high dunes can be quite easily with a car or motorcycle to cross, a way to from Djanet to Tamanrasset to drive.