"The pearle of the Sahara !" Ghardaia by tafa2009

Ghardaia Travel Guide: 32 reviews and 54 photos

Gharadaia , a nice old town in The nice valley of M"zab , southern Algeria , a famous old city , with its specific architecture and traditions , colours and lights are different there, people are generous and friendlly , like most of Algerians .. they welcome their visitors , with dattes and milk, Couscous is the famous dish with mint tea whish is the famous drink there , like in most of Algerian southern towns

This monument gives , the tourist to Ghardaia a short summary of the history of the town and its people's traditions , in each side of it you can see grafics of different traditional means used in the past in the daily life ....I will put more pictures of the monument after !

The town from the sky looks like a net ,as it is called by many of Historians and architects, its nice narrow streets and small houses look as if they are made with great study of light and colours, great respect of neighbours and public rights ... as Claud Bavard , said in his book *lights of the M'zab*

Those towers were built around the town , centries ago ,to protect it from any attacks, they have small windows to supevise all the area and they were linked by high walls which serround the town .Some of them are with doodrs which were closed at night..

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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2010 at 10:46 AM

    this looks a very interesting town to visit, would love to get to Algeria one day!..just had another look with the photo on large and it looks an excellent moorish style town!

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2010 at 3:29 AM

    Oh WoW Mustafa! I love your pictures!! What a beautiful place!! We are visiting Morocco next year after the big Paris meet. Maybe we can meet up in Morocco somewhere. Cheers, Ann :o)

  • picek's Profile Photo
    Jul 26, 2010 at 10:26 AM

    Wonderful place you live in! I look forward to read and see more pictures on your pages.

  • Rumi-fan's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2010 at 11:22 PM

    Beautiful photos and such an interesting commentary by you. I would love to visit this region one day.

  • alycat's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2009 at 10:53 AM

    Thnx for sharing the amazing history!

  • Abril's Profile Photo
    Nov 10, 2009 at 7:19 AM

    Wonderful place and pictures!! Thank you for sharing them!

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2009 at 3:03 AM

    How beautiful. Even the towers erected add to the charm. Thank you for the intro.

  • janetanne's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2009 at 12:06 PM

    Lovely photos. Wish you had some tips about traveling to these places. Let me know if you post any tips. janet

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Mar 28, 2009 at 9:27 AM

    Hi Mustafa, thanks for dropping by. Your page brings back good memories of my stay in Ghardaia.

  • songlines's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2009 at 7:45 AM

    Wonderful blue skies in your pic of your home place! The ancient towers look interesting too. Lovely to see these pics, thanks for sharing them.

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