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Algeria

Algeria, located in North Africa, is the largest country on the African continent and is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north. It has a diverse landscape that includes vast Sahara desert regions, mountain ranges, and coastal plains.

The country has a rich history, influenced by various cultures and empires, and is known for its significant contributions to art, culture, and science within the Arab and Islamic worlds.

Day plans

Spend a day exploring around

day 1

Exploring Algiers

morning:Start your day with a visit to the Casbah, take a stroll through its narrow alleys and marvel at the intricate architecture. Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy a traditional Algerian breakfast at a local cafe.

afternoon:Head to the Jardin d'Essai du Hamma to enjoy a leisurely afternoon surrounded by lush greenery and exotic plants. Then, stop by the Bardo National Museum to explore its impressive collection of ancient artifacts.

evening:Indulge in a delightful dinner at Le Spoutnik Restaurant, known for its exceptional Algerian cuisine. After dinner, experience the vibrant nightlife at La Corniche promenade.

day 2

Historical Day in Tlemcen

morning:Embark on a historical journey by visiting the Grand Mosque of Tlemcen and admire its stunning architectural details. Before lunch, sample delicious Algerian pastries at Patisserie La Reine.

afternoon:Discover the fascinating history of Tlemcen at the El Mechouar Palace and delve into its rich cultural heritage. Then, take a relaxing stroll in the lush surroundings of the Andalusian Gardens.

evening:Enjoy an authentic Algerian dinner at Restaurant Les Andalouses, where you can savor traditional dishes. Later, unwind with traditional live music at Café El Medina.

day 3

Nature and Adventure in Bejaia

morning:Embark on an exhilarating hike at Gouraya National Park, where you can admire breathtaking coastal views and diverse flora. Treat yourself to a refreshing breakfast at a local cafe overlooking the sea.

afternoon:Explore the ancient ruins of the Roman city of Saldae, and learn about its intriguing history. Afterward, venture to the tranquil Melbou Beach for some relaxation and seaside fun.

evening:Dine at Le Paradiso Restaurant for a delightful meal featuring fresh seafood and stunning ocean vistas. Cap off the evening with a visit to the lively port area for a taste of the local nightlife.

day 4

Cultural Delights in Constantine

morning:Start your day by visiting the spectacular Emir Abdelkader Mosque and marvel at its stunning architecture and serene ambiance. Indulge in a delectable breakfast at a charming local bakery.

afternoon:Discover the rich tapestry of Algerian history at the Cirta Museum, where you can explore a diverse collection of artifacts and artworks. Then, take a leisurely stroll along the iconic Sidi M'Cid Bridge for panoramic city views.

evening:Savor a traditional Algerian dinner at Restaurant El Bey, known for its flavorful local cuisine. For a memorable evening, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Didouche Mourad Avenue.

Algeria Famous Food

Must-Try local dishes

Couscous

A staple dish made from fine semolina, often served with vegetables, lamb, and a flavorful broth. Best enjoyed at local family-run restaurants known as 'maisons de couscous'.

Must-Try!

Tajine

A slow-cooked stew prepared with meat, poultry, or fish, seasoned with aromatic spices and served with crusty Algerian bread. Found in traditional eateries and street food stalls.

Brik

A crispy, deep-fried pastry filled with egg, parsley, and sometimes tuna or cheese. Widely available at street food vendors and local cafes.

Food Markets & Street Food

A food market and street food guide

Casbah Market

An iconic market in Algiers offering a wide variety of fresh produce, spices, and traditional street foods such as merguez sausages, grilled meats, and makroudh pastries.

Marché El Kettani

A bustling food market in Oran where visitors can sample an array of authentic Algerian street foods like chakhchoukha (a bread salad) and chekhchoukha (a chickpea stew).

Dietary Restrictions

Navigating dietary restrictions locally

Vegetarian and Vegan Options

While Algerian cuisine features many meat-based dishes, there's a growing awareness of vegetarian and vegan diets. Look for restaurants and cafes in urban areas offering falafel, vegetable tagines, and couscous with vegetables.

Vegetarian, Vegan

Gluten-free Options

Gluten-free options may be limited in traditional eateries, but some places in larger cities like Algiers and Oran are accommodating to gluten-free diets. Always communicate dietary restrictions clearly and seek recommendations from locals or online resources.

Gluten-free

Restaurants & Cafés

Best places to eat and drink in Algeria

Restaurant El Djazaïr

Located in Algiers, this restaurant offers a refined dining experience with a focus on traditional Algerian cuisine served in an elegant setting overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

Le Saoura

A charming cafe in Tlemcen known for its aromatic mint tea and assortment of Algerian pastries like mchewek and makroud. They also cater to vegetarian preferences.

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