"ALGIERS - ROMAN AND FRENCH LEGACIES" Top 5 Page for this destination Algiers by janiebaxter

Algiers Travel Guide: 138 reviews and 481 photos

The White City on the Mediterranean

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.

French Colonial Architecture

The French influence in Architecture is everywhere in Algiers with the boulevards of stylish white buildings which all have blue railings

The El Djazair or St George Hotel

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 and Cons
  • Pros:Architecture, History, plenty places to eat
  • Cons:Bad traffic jams at rush hour
  • Last visit to Algiers: Mar 2007
  • Intro Updated Aug 5, 2007
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  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2009 at 7:35 AM

    Jane- your wonderfully descriptive tips and photos were interesting to read. Algiers always seems romantically mysterious to me.Hotel tip is very good.

  • Elisabcn's Profile Photo
    Mar 17, 2009 at 2:25 AM

    Nice introduction to Algiers :-). Tipasa looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing, Elisa

  • MM212's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2007 at 6:37 PM

    Great page on an interesting destination. Cheers!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2007 at 11:33 PM

    Welcome to VT! Congratulations for this Algiers page. It seems that you are among the top 5 on this location! I have been several times in Algiers but have few pictures!

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