"ALGIERS - ROMAN AND FRENCH LEGACIES" Top 5 Page for this destination Algiers by janiebaxter
Algiers Travel Guide: 180 reviews and 756 photos
My first trip to Algeria was in March 2007, and I spent a long weekend in Algiers, which has a fascinating blend of Roman and French history, culture and scenery.
The French colonial buildings are beautiful set against the blue of the Med, whilst in the centre of the city the 16th Century Kasbah with its narrow streets and old alleyways is full of atmosphere.
The French influence in Architecture is everywhere in Algiers with the boulevards of stylish white buildings which all have blue railings
The St George Hotel has many interesting features including botanical gardens and a stylish interior. It was also the place where Eisenhower and the allied generals planned the invasion of Southern Europe in 1943. There is a plaque on the wall of the room to commemorate this, as well as one outside the room Eisenhower stayed in.
- Pros:Architecture, History, plenty places to eat
- Cons:Bad traffic jams at rush hour
The famous Casbah of Algiers was built in the early 16th century as an Ottoman Fort and palace for the local ruler and... more travel advice
Martyrs Monument or Makam el Chahid is on a hill overlooking the city. It is a concrete memorial to the struggle for... more travel advice
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