Grand Post Office, Alger

Grand Post Office, Alger (must see)

The Grand Post Office was built in the Neo-Moorish style, a style popularized by Charles Célestin Jonnart. Two talented architects Voinot and Tondoire designed this building for the French Postal Service - a powerful institution during the era of the French colonial empire. The main facade is adorned with three arceaux and the upper gallery with twinned columns. The main doors are made of high-quality wood, and the ceiling of the main room is an architectural jewel. The Grand Post Office is larger and more sophisticated than the other buildings in the area, which makes it one of the most visible and well-known constructions in Alger.

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Grand Post Office on Map

Sight Name: Grand Post Office
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.
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
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