Published on : 04 June 20203 min reading time
Algeria is located in North Africa near a coastline on the Mediterranean Sea, possessing the Sahara Desert. Marks have been left by many empires such as the ancient Roman ruins of Tipasa. Ottoman sites in the capital Algiers dating from 1612 such as the Ketchaoua mosque. In addition to its dazzling landscape, Algeria is also known for its friendliness and the particularity of the Arab-Moresque architecture.
Algeria a land of hospitality
Traditionally, Algeria is a hospitable land, as soon as you cross the threshold. The trip to Algiers is worth the detour. The tourist is attracted by the curiosity, the sun, the sites and the various colors of the culture. Since the new Algeria still retains its traditional charm, this is what ensures its flattering welcome. You come as a foreigner and you leave as a friend. People are known for their friendliness, being able to share a meal with you, up to a convivial gathering around a “méchoui”. It’s as if Algeria’s vocation is to receive tourists. As the government is aware, the necessary measures have been taken. Foreign companies have also been contacted for the construction of hotels, tourist complexes, holiday villages, etc.
Splendid nature of Algeria
Nature also gives us a gift here, it is sumptuous and blown by its Mediterranean wind. A luxuriant vegetation accompanied by a profusion of sun and flowers. Where the Romans built their city, there is an open gulf as in Tipasa. Thanks to the mountains, there is a profusion of ledges and coves. Forests of olive trees, holm oaks, cedars or cork oaks presented with its rocky peaks, which also drop down to make way for a wide plain open to the sky. In the distance, mountains, semi-arid of the steppe present the herds of sheep, or the Aurès that emerge from their hiding place. You will also smell the heavy scent of oaks, the heady breath of junipers, the pungent smell of resinous thujas and the acidity of humus.
With its traditional white architect that spreads out over the city, there is still a touch of modernity. This city, this district that we call Bab El Oued, is famous for its medina. The alleyways of the Casbha, a historic district, has enabled it to be listed by Unesco. The houses are white and bright, the winding streets leading to a staircase or a rugged terrain that is of course the charm of the old city.