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Mediterranean flair in Algiers

Algiers, the capital of the North African state of Algeria, is located directly on the Mediterranean Sea and is therefore not least the pulsating and most important metropolis of the country. International trade fairs are held here as an economically important location. It is often frequented by business travelers. But it is also worthwhile for private individuals to plan an as exciting as relaxing stay. The landscape is characterized by a wealth of Mediterranean flora and fauna and as barren as in the Sahara. About 20 kilometers west of the city there are attractive seaside resorts such as Sidi Fredj, Palm Beach, Douaouda. The climate is hot and dry during the summer months and very rainy in winter. In addition to the Arabic language, you can communicate well in French.

Where is the guest in Algiers?

Already because of the business connections numerous comfortable hostels in Algiers offer their guests a comfortable accommodation. From the simple but clean house to the upscale luxury hotel; The friendly service and the amenities will inspire you. Even if the district is not centrally located, the well-developed route guidance with the metro, the bus, the S-Bahn and the tram is ensured a fast transport from one point to the next.

What sights should be visited?

As the first destination for an interesting visit, the lively Kasbah, the historical city center of Algiers on the hillside, should be planned. It was created mainly during the Ottoman Empire and was declared a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1992. Since 99% of the population belongs to Sunni Islam, there are just as many mosques here as in the country. But the church "Basilique Notre-Dame d'Afrique, à Alger", translated as "Basilica of Our Lady of Africa", can also be admired here. La Grande Poste d'Alger, the main post, is regarded as a landmark of the city. It is built in Moorish style and dates back to before the First World War. Already in 1982, the ruins of Tipaas and the Roman tomb were declared a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.

What else can be done?

To the east of the city is the country's first water park with an area of two hectares where there are swimming pools for adults and children and a go-kart track for variety. Nearby there is El-Hamma, a botanical garden with a zoo and amusement park. In the city, many restaurants offer national and international dishes with fish, seafood and sheep. Spices like nutmeg, cumin and cinnamon as well as saffron are typical spices used in kitchens.

Hotels and accomodations:

Hilton Hotel Algier

The Hilton Hotel Algiers is one of the most luxurious hotels in the Algerian capital. Houari Boumediene Airport and the city centre are only a 15-minute drive away. Relax in one of the 410 comfortable and ...

  • Downtown

    11,5 km

  • Airport

    7,8 km

  • Railway station

    12,0 km

Mercure Alger Aéroport

For national and international guests, the Mercure Alger Aéroport is practically located at the airport. You can reach the airport in approx. 5 minutes, the city centre of Algiers in approx. 20 minutes and the SAFEX ...

  • Downtown

    14,9 km

  • Airport

    1,7 km

  • Railway station

    15,6 km

Sofitel Hotel Alger

From the Sofitel Hotel Alger you can reach the city centre in only 5 minutes and the airport in 20 minutes. The Botanical Garden and the National Library are close to the hotel. This 5-star luxury hotel ...

  • Downtown

    3,1 km

  • Airport

    15,9 km

  • Railway station

    4,8 km

Hôtel Saint George

The Hôtel Saint George is built on the site of an arabomaniac palace and surrounded by a gigantic botanical garden. The hotel rooms can be booked in 4 different categories as single, double or twin ...

  • Downtown

    2,9 km

  • Airport

    17,9 km

  • Railway station

    5,6 km