Shopping Tour of Alger, Alger

Alger is a great city for shopping. Visit its old-fashioned street markets and small boutiques that sell the most diverse and colorful products, including everything from food to antique tableware and jewelry. The Algerian spirit is evident in shops all over the city. The exotic scent of condiments and the bright colors of local fruit are just some of the experiences that will delight your senses on this tour.
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Shopping Tour of Alger Map

Guide Name: Shopping Tour of Alger
Guide Location: Algeria » Alger (See other walking tours in Alger)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 km
Author: Cathy
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Ferhat Boussad Street

1) Ferhat Boussad Street

Ferhat Boussad Street, formerly known as Meissonier Street is one of the most crowded alley passages in the city. Both sides of Ferhat Boussad Street are lined with an incredible number of shops, boutiques and cafes. Many of them are family businesses, which are usually less expensive and more welcoming than corporate stores. Find everything from bakeries, jewelry stores and bookshops to butchers, florists and chemists along this street. A two-story green market that sells mostly fruit and vegetables is also located here.
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Marché Réda Houhou

2) Marché Réda Houhou

Réda Houhou is a covered market in the center of the city. The previous name of the market was Clauzel. This market has a reputation for being one of the cheapest in the city, and vendors are always open to bargaining. The selection of products found at Réda Houhou includes a diverse selection of fruit and vegetables, meat, fish and eggs.
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Maison Gaouar

3) Maison Gaouar

Maison Gaouar is a boutique located across from the Central Faculty of Alger. It specializes in selling souvenirs and gifts, including traditional Algerian products, as well as photographs and magnets featuring Algerian panoramas and landmarks. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, and the prices here are quite reasonable.
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Librairie du Tiers Monde

4) Librairie du Tiers Monde

Librairie du Tiers Monde is a cozy, welcoming bookshop located in the heart of the city. The shop sells a wide range of classics, encyclopedias, dictionaries and contemporary novels. For tourists, there is also a large collection of postcards and calendars depicting the sights of Alger, as well as street maps, books and brochures about Algeria and its capital. The bookstore was replaced by a fast food cafe for a time, but it has since reopened to the delight of book lovers.
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Ahmed Bouzrina Market

5) Ahmed Bouzrina Market

Ahmed Bouzrina, formerly called Rue de la Lyre, is an enormous covered market located on one of Alger's main streets. The market is usually crowded due to its reasonable prices and convenient location. The vendors' tables inside are loaded with fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, fish and dairy products. The market is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
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Nelson Market

6) Nelson Market

Nelson Market, also known as Bab El-Oued, is one of the best in the city. The vendors are always helpful, and the place is relatively tidy. The selection of products includes organic fresh meat, fish and other seafood, fruit and vegetables. Nelson Market, like the other markets in the city, is crowded and noisy the majority of the time, but this is the typical atmosphere of an oriental market.
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Trois Horloges Market

7) Trois Horloges Market

Trois Horloges Market is an indoor market located in a very populated area of the city, Bab El-Oued, which is one of the reasons why it is always so crowded. The second reason for the throngs of buyers is the low prices. The market is even busier and the prices even lower during Ramadan, although it is worth visiting at this holiday just for the incredible selection of food available. The market is open daily until 1:00 PM.

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: 1.9 km
Tour of Alger's El Madania and El Hamma Districts

Tour of Alger's El Madania and El Hamma Districts

Alger's El Madania and El Hamma Districts, though not centrally located, are home to some of the most popular monuments in the city. Here you can visit the Monument of Martyrs, the Garden d'Essai and the Zoological Garden among other must-see landmarks. Take this tour to discover the highlights of Alger's El Madania and El Hamma Districts.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Places of Worship Tour of Alger

Places of Worship Tour of Alger

Alger is a highly religious city, which is reflected in the numerous mosques and other religious structures lining the streets. Most places of worship in Alger have a rich history and can provide you with a wealth of information regarding Algerian faith. Take this tour to visit some of Alger's most historic and fascinating places of worship.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
Architectural Tour of Alger

Architectural Tour of Alger

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: 5.9 km
Museums Tour of Alger

Museums Tour of Alger

Alger, as the capital of Algeria, has always been exposed to international influences and ideas. This international flavor is evident in the city's museums. The museums also do a fabulous job of portraying Algerian traditions and character. Take this tour to experience Alger's museums that excel at illuminating the old and the new, the foreign and the local.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Alger for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Alger has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Alger, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.