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Algeria Travel Wiki

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Find general travel information, guides and “good to know”. Find the cheapest flights and best hotels offers in one click multi search engine - just click a city and discover the best of the country.

Travel to Algeria

The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria offers visitors a beautiful Mediterranean Coast to explore. It is a country that has seen numerous empires and dynasties come and go, so its approach to life is quite unique.

There are Ancient Roman streets and theaters mixed in with Middle Eastern influences with a very African flair that will make you fall in love with the culture and sights that are available.

Arabic, Berber, and French influences can be found everywhere in Algeria. Cities like Algiers offer the chance to enjoy urban culture, while communities like Sidi Bel Abbes give you an opportunity to explore what local life is all about.

As the largest country in Africa, there are significant topographical opportunities that invite exploration. The southern portion of the country is deeply embedded in the Sahara, while the maritime fronts of communities like Bejaia offer emerald waters and lush, green forests. You’ll find monoliths standing tall like the Tassili n’Ajjer, while there are opportunities to relax in nature at places like Edough National Park.

There are several UNESCO World Heritage Sites to explore in Algeria as well, including the first capital of the Hammadid Empire. Tourism only began to develop within this nation in the early 2000s, so many facilities are still relatively new and very modern.

Art and culture in Algeria is consistently vibrant and a reflection of the numerous influences that have helped to evolve this nation’s society over the centuries. It is a wonderful introduction to the African continent or the perfect place to explore if you want to see more of what the world has to offer.

Best time to travel

The climate in the northern part of Algeria is Mediterranean and so visitors can expect lots of sunshine during the summer months, and high temperatures. In other parts of the country, such as the east, temperatures are lower, while in desert regions there are extreme variations between scorching daytime temperatures and freezing nights.

Best of Algeria

Algeria is the largest country in Africa and lies on the northern part of the massive continent. The country has a coastline along the Mediterranean Sea, and with great beaches and wonderful weather it’s an ideal place for a sun holiday. The country is steeped in many centuries of history, traditions and culture, and the capital, Algiers, on the central coast, is a wonderful place to visit and explore. Desert treks can be done on Algeria holidays: take a camel train out into the Sahara and experience the majesty of this enormous expanse of sand that covers most of North Africa.

If you’re wondering where to stay on your Algeria holidays, the capital is a good starting point. You’ll get a fantastic mix of beautiful city and beachside splendour in Algiers. Oran, further west along the coast, is another great place to stay while holidaying in the country. It’s the second-biggest city in Algeria and has a long history, stretching all the way back to 903, when it was founded. Around 80km inland of the east coast is the lovely city of Constantine, the country’s third largest. Its many bridges have given it the nickname the ‘City of Bridges’ and it has significant historical sites and museums.

If you’re in Algiers you can’t miss the soaring white structure that is Maqam Echahid, which means Martyrs’ Memorial. It marks the country’s struggle for independence from French colonial rule that resulted in an armed conflict from 1954 to 1962. Maqam Echahid has three enormous and towering sections that resemble palm leaves and beneath them burns an ‘eternal flame’.

Take a trip to Notre Dame d’Afrique, or Our Lady of Africa, a beautiful basilica in Algiers that dates back to 1872. Equally striking is the location of this Roman Catholic building of part Byzantine design: on a cliff looking out over the Bay of Algiers. Near to Algiers Harbour is the Great Mosque of Algiers, and it’s much older, having been constructed in 1097.

For some nature during your Algeria holidays, head out to Gouraya National Park on the eastern coast. It has lots of beaches and a range of plant and animal life – most notably the Barbary macaque – and its centrepiece is Gouraya mountain, which rises up 660 metres above sea level.

The Museum of Antiquities in Algiers is not to be missed. It first opened to the public in 1897 and has a vast collection of items from Algeria as well as around the region.

Dine out on some succulent local cuisine. Along the coastal regions expect a lot of seafood on the menu, and all around the country there’s a profusion of fresh vegetables and fruit that are included in dishes. Couscous is a staple in many parts.

City Guides

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Algiers, capital of Algeria

Algiers Travel Wiki Travel to Algiers As the capital of Algeria, Algiers has numerous landmarks, beaches, and cultural sites that will fill up any visit to this city. Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or you’ve got a prolonged trip in mind, this city offers an ancient neighborhood to explore, seaside resorts to enjoy, and even a water park to enjoy. Many first come to visit the ancient Casbah and explore the steep, narrow maze of streets that are offered. Find...


Annaba Travel Wiki Travel to Annaba Annaba is the capital of Annaba province. Annaba has a population of 258.000 and lies in northern Algeria close to the border with Tunisia.


Béjaïa Travel Wiki Travel to Béjaïa Béjaïa is the capital of Béjaïa Province in Kabylia region of Algeria. Béjaïa has a population of 178.000 and lies in northern Algeria.  


Oran Travel Wiki Travel to Oran Founded in the 10th century, this Algerian city is located on the Mediterranean Sea and offers visitors many opportunities to explore through history while getting a chance to relax out by the water. As the second largest city in the country, you'll also have plenty of amenities available to you that will help you relax and rejuvenate in your own unique way. One of the first stops on your itinerary should be the Santa Cruz Fort,...


Skikda Travel Wiki Travel to Skikda  Skikda is the capital of Skikda Province. Skikda has a population of 250.000 and lies in northern Algeria.

Travel resources

Below you can find usefull travel resources for your visit to the country

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Algeria Holidays

Algeria Public Holidays See the calendars for national Algeria holidays year by year. Find and just click on the year you for which you need more information about Algeria holidays, and the calendar for the year will open. When is the non working days for the year. Public / national days, see the calendar for the country here.

Biggest City Algeria

Facts about Algeria, Biggest city What are the name of the biggest city Algeria, and how big are city by population. Easy overview of the informations in the sortable table below. Please note that the informations comes from various sources,if you are using the informations professional you should get confirmation that the figures are actual. Last update august 2017

Geography and facts, Algeria

Algeria, geography and facts explained Geograhy, facts, local customs and foodie guide. All explained in videos 8 to 15 minutes, very good, informative and funny videos that will ensure you see the videos to the end. The videos are produced by Geography now, thanks for the videos and keep up the good work.

National Tourist Information Algeria

Traveladvisor in Algeria: Are you going on a vacation you can get lots of free and professional help, traveladvice and information from the National Tourism Organisation. Discover the country and the cities getting the most out of your vacation with the professional help from the people who knows their country and their culture the best. Algeria Tourism Authority WEBSITE FACEBOOK TWITTER YOUTUBE About Algeria Algeria, The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a country located in north parts of Africa. Algeria also happens to be the second...

News from Algeria

News from Algeria - Stay updated ! Watch and listen to news resources from Algeria. There are several ways, radio, tv, written and social media, to stay updated on what is happening right now in the country, find some selected news sources in the menu below. If you have found a news source you think is missing, you can read or write comments and ask questions in the disqus field below. Other recommended news:

Travel forum Algeria

Algeria travel forum Discuss Algeria travel with other travellers. Looking for advice, answers and information from Travel Forum guides ? Post your travel questions. You can read and write questions and answers, and you can recommend travel advice and things to do and see in the disqus forum field below.

Official holidays

When are holidays and no working days in the country ?

DateEnglish nameRemarks
January 1New Year's DayFixed
January 12Amazigh New YearFixed
May 1Labour DayFixed
July 5Independence DayFixed
November 1Revolution DayFixed
The 1st day of the month of MuharramIslamic New YearVariable
The 10th day of the month of MuharramAshuraVariable
The Birth of the Prophet MuhammadMawlidVariable
The end of RamadanEid ul-FitrVariable
Sacrifice FeastEid ul-AdhaVariable

Which are the largest cities ?

Listing of the most important and largest cities in the country

9Sidi Bel Abbès210,146
12El Oued186,525
20Bordj Bou Arréridj158,812

List of Airports, IATA

List of IATA airports in the country, sorted in International, Domestic and Regional airports. Use the search field if you need information about a specific airport.

AdrarAlgeriaDAUAAZRTouat-Cheikh Sidi Mohamed Belkebir AirportInternational
AlgiersAlgeriaDAAGALGHouari Boumediene AirportInternational
AnnabaAlgeriaDABBAAERabah Bitat AirportInternational
BatnaAlgeriaDABTBLJMostépha Ben Boulaid AirportInternational
BéjaïaAlgeriaDAAEBJASoummam – Abane Ramdane AirportInternational
BiskraAlgeriaDAUBBSKMohamed Khider AirportInternational
ChlefAlgeriaDAOICFKChlef International Airport (Aboubakr Belkaid Airport)International
ConstantineAlgeriaDABCCZLMohamed Boudiaf International AirportInternational
El OuedAlgeriaDAUOELUGuemar AirportInternational
GhardaïaAlgeriaDAUGGHANoumérat – Moufdi Zakaria AirportInternational
Hassi MessaoudAlgeriaDAUHHMEOued Irara–Krim Belkacem AirportInternational
In AmenasAlgeriaDAUZIAMIn Amenas Airport (Zarzaitine Airport)International
JijelAlgeriaDAAVGJLJijel Ferhat Abbas AirportInternational
OranAlgeriaDAOOORNOran Es Sénia AirportInternational
SétifAlgeriaDAASQSFAin Arnat Airport (8 Mai 45 Airport)International
TamanrassetAlgeriaDAATTMRAguenar – Hadj Bey Akhamok AirportInternational
TébessaAlgeriaDABSTEECheikh Larbi Tébessi AirportInternational
TlemcenAlgeriaDAONTLMZenata – Messali El Hadj AirportInternational
BécharAlgeriaDAORCBHBoudghene Ben Ali Lotfi AirportDomestic
Bordj Badji MokhtarAlgeriaDATMBMWBordj Mokhtar AirportDomestic
Bou SaâdaAlgeriaDAADBUJBou Saada AirportDomestic
DjanetAlgeriaDAAJDJGTiska Djanet AirportDomestic
El BayadhAlgeriaDAOYEBHEl Bayadh AirportDomestic
El GoléaAlgeriaDAUEELGEl Golea AirportDomestic
IlliziAlgeriaDAAPVVZTakhamalt AirportDomestic
In GuezzamAlgeriaDATGINFIn Guezzam AirportDomestic
In SalahAlgeriaDAUIINZIn Salah AirportDomestic
Mascara / GhrissAlgeriaDAOVMUWGhriss AirportDomestic
OuarglaAlgeriaDAUUOGXAin Beida Airport (Ain el Beida Airport)Domestic
TiaretAlgeriaDAOBTIDAbdelhafid Boussouf Bou Chekif AirportDomestic
TimimounAlgeriaDAUTTMXTimimoun AirportDomestic
TindoufAlgeriaDAOFTINTindouf AirportDomestic
TouggourtAlgeriaDAUKTGRSidi Mahdi Airport