National Theater of Alger, Alger

National Theater of Alger, Alger

The National Theater of Alger, formerly the Opera of Alger, is located in Place Port Said. It was inaugurated on September 29th, 1853. The building was designed by F. Chassériau and the architect Ponsard. The original building was expanded in 1860 and again in 1871. In 1882, an enormous fire destroyed the building. During the restoration process, it was decided to make the building larger and to add some more ornate elements to the design. The number of seats increased to more than two thousand and the stage was enlarged. The theater hosted the Pan-African music festival in 1969 and was given a more modern look at that time.

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National Theater of Alger on Map

Sight Name: National Theater of Alger
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