Civic House, Alger

Civic House, Alger

The Civic House was built in 1935, designed by Léon Claro who won the architectural contest in 1927, announced by Alger's municipal authorities. The building represents a piece of Classic Architecture and bears features of the then emerging Socialist style. From the very beginning, it was planned as a concert hall, exhibition space and municipal library. The central part of the building is an exhibition hall. Upstairs, there is a ballroom, a theater, a conservatory and an art gallery. The interior of the Civic House was worked on by the School of Algiers' painters. Sculptors Paul Belmondo (father of the famous French actor) and George Beguet decorated the bas-relief of the main facade. Currently, this building hosts the headquarters of the UGTA (General Union of Algerian Workers).

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Civic House on Map

Sight Name: Civic House
Sight Location: Alger, Algeria (See walking tours in Alger)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Alger, Algeria

Create Your Own Walk in Alger

Create Your Own Walk in Alger

Creating your own self-guided walk in Alger is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Architectural Tour

Architectural Tour

Alger is a treasure trove of beautifully designed buildings. Structures with vastly different architectural styles sit side by side in harmony with their surroundings. Take this tour and explore Alger's history as reflected in its architecture.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.1 Km or 3.8 Miles
Tour of Alger's Casbah Area

Tour of Alger's Casbah Area

Alger's Casbah, or citadel, once surrounded a majority of the city, protecting it from attack. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Casbah District charms with its narrow streets, bustling markets, winding stairs and historic mosques. Take this tour to visit a fascinating section of Alger and to learn about Algerian history.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles