Algeria is Africa’s largest country and offers a wealth of natural and cultural attractions to the adventurous tourist. Located within the stunning Maghreb region in Africa’s northwest, the country boasts a magnificent Mediterranean coastline and sub-Saharan desert. Book a flight to Algeria with Qatar Airways and experience a mix of untamed landscapes and vibrant modern cities.
The colonial and modernist façades in the capital Algiers are amongst the country’s finest attractions. The city has a magnificent coastline too, made up of sandy beaches and rugged bays, with a lush and verdant hinterland. Many excellently preserved Roman towns and settlements in and around Algiers lie testament to the city’s rich history, with the remains of Djemila, Timgad and Tipasa all considered UNESCO World Heritage sites and popular Algeria tourist places.
The Saharan region in the interior of Algeria makes up most of the country, and the beautiful landscapes of shifting dunes around Tamanrasset and Timimoun –untouched by humans—in the south are genuinely stunning, redolent of myth and legend. If you prefer the buzz of the city, however, then there is still plenty of see in Algeria’s more northerly towns and cities, not least in Algiers itself.
Algiers stands on the coast with a Mediterranean backdrop. The mosques, citadel, ‘Casbah,’ and meandering alleyways are all you would expect of such a city, and the colourful façades of the old French colonial houses add their own glamour and charm. The result is a city that merges two strong cultures together – Algerian and French – to create a unique and vibrant character unlike any other part of North Africa.
Book your Algeria travel plans with Qatar Airways and discover a country that has found the right balance between ancient and modern.