Algiers is the political, administrative, and economic capital of Algeria. It is also known as El Bahdja (the cheerful), El Mahroussa (the well-guarded), El Djazaer, or even the “White City.” It holds an important position due to its geography, riches, and the flow of commercial exchanges with the rest of the globe. It is situated in the north-center of the country on the shores of the Mediterranean.
Rich in history, culture, and architecture, the city is infused with historical remnants of the civilizations that have prevailed, creating a harmonic contrast between modernity and the past.
The Casbah, the Ketchaoua mosque, the Notre-Dame d’Afrique basilica, and many more historic structures can be found in Algiers. These structures are the result of the city’s long history. Visit one of the numerous museums located across the city to learn more.