From Algiers, Alicante, Spain is 240 miles (386 kilometers) to the northwest from here while Valencia, Spain is 280 miles (451 kilometers) to the northwest.
To discover the cultural side of Algiers, pay a visit to some of the fabulous museums. Take the entire family to the Army Museum, the Bardo Museum or the Museum of Antiquities, three of the best museum experiences which promise a thought-provoking day out.
Place de Martyrs and Place of the Emir Abdelkader are two of the most iconic public gathering places in the Algiers area. Wander the squares and admire the surrounding buildings or simply rest on a nearby bench to enjoy the atmosphere.
Let the kids run wild and enjoy some quality time together at popular family destinations including Ben Aknoun Amusement Park and Aquafortland. Pack your video camera and your sense of wonder and get ready for a day filled with happy moments.
One of the best heritage sites in Algiers is the Bastion 23. Atmospheric and educational, it should definitely be on your itinerary. Many people visit this site and other local ancient structures and monuments for an understanding of the events that shaped this area.
Nature lovers will want to check out Garden of Test, one of the places where you can enjoy a little slice of tranquility. It is a tranquil oasis where locals and visitors alike congregate to take time out from a busy world.
Treat your whole family to a trip to Ben Aknoun Zoo, the major animal park in the area. Ask at the entrance about one-off events and get informed about some of the zoo’s endangered animals.
In Algiers there are a few interesting museums, including the National Gallery of Fine Arts, where art and history lovers can browse local collections. Wander the halls, browse the various galleries and try the interactive exhibits.
Once you’ve checked out all the major points on the Algiers tourist map, why not visit these four lesser known gems. If you’ve still got time to spare, be sure to check out the New Mosque, the Ketchaoua Mosque, the Monument des Martyrs and the Great Mosque of Algiers.