The capital has been a port since Roman times and although commercialised by the French in the mid 19th century, Algiers still has the feel of the Maghreb to it, with many zig-zag alleyways, mosques and a fantastic casbah. It’s also evocative of French colonialism with its whitewashed façades and blue painted balconies.
Algeria things to see and do
Office National du Tourisme (ONT)
2 rue Ismail Kerrar, Algiers, Algeria
Tel: (21) 712 981.