Annaba

Annaba is a coastal city located in northeastern Algeria, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The city is known for its beautiful sandy beaches, historic sites, and vibrant cultural scene. Annaba is home to the famous Basilica of St. Augustine, a Roman Catholic church dating back to the 19th century.

Visitors can also explore the ancient ruins of Hippo Regius, an important archaeological site in the area.

Places to visit

Key Phrases

Speak like a local

  • "مرحبا" - hello
  • "شكرا" - thank you
  • "ماء" - water
  • "مطعم" - restaurant
  • "سلام" - peace

Day plans

Spend a day exploring around

day 1

Exploring Ancient Ruins and Local Cuisine

morning:Start your day by visiting the ancient ruins of Hippo Regius, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its fascinating history. Don't forget to capture the breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea. For a local breakfast experience, head to Café El Khaima.

afternoon:In the afternoon, take a leisurely walk along the scenic Le Cours street and explore the vibrant local market to experience the bustling atmosphere and shop for souvenirs. For a fulfilling lunch, try the traditional Algerian cuisine at Restaurant La Fontaine.

evening:As the sun sets, enjoy a relaxing evening stroll at the picturesque Seraidi Promenade, followed by a seafood dinner at the renowned La Perle Noire. For a lively night-out, consider visiting Soho Lounge for entertainment and drinks.

day 2

Seaside Relaxation and Cultural Gems

morning:Indulge in a tranquil morning by soaking up the sun at Ain Achir Beach and taking a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters. For a delightful beachside breakfast, visit Café La Corniche for a scrumptious meal and breathtaking views.

afternoon:Take a cultural journey in the afternoon by visiting the Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Annaba to admire the diverse art collections and gain insights into the local heritage. Fuel up with a delicious lunch at La Perle Blanche, known for its delectable seafood dishes.

evening:As evening sets in, treat yourself to a relaxing spa session at Hotel Sabri to unwind and rejuvenate. For a delightful dinner experience, head to Gastronomie du Monde and savor international cuisine. Wrap up the night with a visit to Café Tivoli for some live music and entertainment.

day 3

Nature Exploration and Culinary Delights

morning:Embark on a scenic morning hike at Gouraya National Park to appreciate the diverse flora and fauna, while enjoying panoramic views of the coastline. Recharge with a hearty breakfast at Café Des Jardins to start your day.

afternoon:In the afternoon, venture to the Cap de Garde Lighthouse to bask in the breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea and learn about its maritime significance. For a satisfying lunch, opt for the authentic flavors of Le Jardin d'El Menzah.

evening:As the day transitions to evening, consider a sunset picnic at La Macta Beach for a serene and romantic experience. For a memorable dinner, relish the fusion cuisine at La Villa and savor the culinary masterpieces. Conclude the evening with a visit to Club Nautique for some vibrant nightlife and socializing.

day 4

Historical Encounters and Nightlife Thrills

morning:Immerse yourself in history by visiting the ruins of Basilique Saint Augustin, a remarkable site offering insights into the ancient Christian era. Start your day with a refreshing breakfast at Café El M’Rabet, known for its charming ambiance and delightful pastries.

afternoon:For a captivating afternoon, wander through the picturesque streets of La Coquette and explore the charming architecture and local craftsmanship. Enjoy a delectable Algerian lunch at Restaurant Ezzitouna, renowned for its traditional specialties.

evening:As night falls, ignite the evening with a visit to L’Eden Bowling for some fun-filled bowling and arcade games. For a vibrant nightlife experience, head to Le Palais de la Culture for live music, performances, and cultural entertainment.

Annaba Famous Food

Must-Try local dishes

Chakchouka

A savory dish made of tomatoes, peppers, onions, and eggs, seasoned with spices and herbs. It's commonly enjoyed for breakfast or as a side dish.

Must-Try!

Brik

A crispy pastry filled with a delectable mixture of egg, tuna, and parsley, often served with a squeeze of lemon. Look for it in local cafes and street food stalls.

Semolina Couscous

A staple of Algerian cuisine, couscous is often served with a variety of meats, vegetables, and flavorful broth. Sample this dish at traditional restaurants throughout Annaba.

Makroud

A sweet pastry made with dates and flavored with orange blossom water, typical of Algerian and Maghrebi cuisine. Get a taste of Makroud at local bakeries and sweet shops.

Photography Spots in Annaba

Locations for the best views and photo opportunities

Ras El Hamra

Offers panoramic views of the city and coastline, perfect for photography

Le Rocher

Scenic spot overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, great for sunset photos

Cap de Garde

Stunning views of the coastline and city, popular for photography

Seasonal Advice

Best times to visit and what to expect in different seasons

Spring

Best time to visit with mild temperatures and blooming flowers.

Summer

Warm weather with peaks in July and August, ideal for beach activities.

Autumn

Mild temperatures with fewer tourists, good for sightseeing and outdoor activities.

Winter

Cool temperatures and occasional rainfall, suitable for exploring historical sites and enjoying local cuisine.

Food Markets & Street Food

A food market and street food guide

Marché du Cap

Visit Marché du Cap to explore a vibrant market atmosphere where you can find an array of fresh produce, spices, and local specialties. Take time to enjoy street food such as grilled meats, savory pastries, and freshly squeezed juices.

Seafront Promenade Stalls

The seafront promenade is lined with stalls offering an assortment of delectable street foods, including freshly caught seafood, grilled kebabs, and flavorful sandwiches. It's a fantastic spot to savor local flavors with a view of the Mediterranean.

Things to do in Annaba

Unique local experiences...

Pet sitters in Annaba

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