Algiers, Algeria
The perfect 2 days itinerary

Algiers, also known as El Djazaïr, is the capital city of Algeria, located along the Mediterranean Sea. This city is a fascinating blend of modernity and tradition, with its white buildings shimmering under the sun, earning it the nickname 'The White City'. Algiers is rich in history, with its Casbah (a UNESCO World Heritage site), Ottoman palaces, French colonial architecture, and bustling markets. It's a city where you can explore ancient sites, enjoy the local cuisine, and experience the warmth of Algerian hospitality.

What to do in Algiers?

This 2 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Algiers. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Historical and Cultural Exploration

Morning

Start your day with a visit to the Casbah, the historic heart of Algiers. This ancient citadel is a labyrinth of narrow streets and traditional houses. Explore the Palace of the Dey and the Ketchaoua Mosque, both located within the Casbah.

Afternoon

Head to the Bardo National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography, housed in a beautiful Moorish villa. This museum offers a deep dive into Algeria's rich history and diverse cultures. Later, visit the Notre Dame d'Afrique, a basilica that overlooks the city and offers stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea.

Evening

Enjoy a stroll along the Promenade des Sablettes, a lively waterfront area. End your day with a traditional Algerian dinner at a local restaurant.


Day 2: Modern Algiers and Leisure

Morning

Visit the Martyrs' Memorial, a monumental structure dedicated to the heroes of the Algerian War of Independence. Nearby, explore the Botanical Garden of Hamma, an oasis of greenery in the heart of the city.

Afternoon

Head to the Algiers Central Post Office, an architectural marvel of Moorish style. Spend some time shopping and exploring the streets of the city center, where you can find traditional crafts and modern Algerian fashion.

Evening

Experience the vibrant nightlife of Algiers at one of its many cafes or bars, enjoying local music and entertainment.


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