Tour of Alger's El Madania and El Hamma Districts, Alger

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.
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Tour of Alger's El Madania and El Hamma Districts Map

Guide Name: Tour of Alger's El Madania and El Hamma Districts
Guide Location: Algeria » Alger (See other walking tours in Alger)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Author: Cathy
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20 August 1955 Stadium

1) 20 August 1955 Stadium

The 20,000-seat 20 August 1955 Stadium is the home stadium for the CR Belouizdad and the OMR El Anasser football teams. It is one of the oldest stadiums in the city, and it hosts a variety of sports events, including the Algerian favorite- football. Come visit and admire the site where many historical national and international matches have taken...   view more
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Garden d'Essai

2) Garden d'Essai

The Garden d'Essai, established in 1832, is the most marvelous park and botanical garden in Alger. The aroma of the exotic flora combined with the scent of the sea will charm you. The organization that runs the garden not only keeps it looking amazing, but also studies, maintains and cultivates a variety of trees, plants and bushes. The Garden d'Essai also supplies the city markets with exotic products such as cocoa, coffee and cotton. The garden is divided into three main sections,...   view more
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National Museum of Fine Arts

3) National Museum of Fine Arts (must see)

The National Museum of Fine Arts is the largest museum of arts in Maghreb and Africa. The museum had a collection before there was even a place to house it. After twenty years of inactivity, Paul Guion, a young architect, was hired to construct a building fit to display the museum's growing collection. The interior rooms were decorated by Francis Jourdain. Each of the floors in the three-story building showcases a different collection. Thanks to a variety of donations and judicious...   view more
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National Library of El Hamma

4) National Library of El Hamma

The National Library of El Hamma is located in a picturesque area overlooking the beautiful Garden of Essai. The library, built in 1958, is one of the most contemporary structures in the city. The design is an assemblage of geometrical figures. The hall of the library, in addition to serving as a place to read and study, often hosts a variety of expositions. The library is open from Sunday to Thursday.

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Cemetery Sidi M'hamed

5) Cemetery Sidi M'hamed

Cemetery Sidi M'hamed is a Muslim graveyard located in the El Hamma District of Alger. The cemetery is named after Sidi M'hamed, a religious leader who later became a holy man. His grave can be found here. Locals honor the cemetery for its historic and cultural...   view more
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Bachir Ibrahimi

6) Bachir Ibrahimi

Bachir Ibrahimi is one of the most unusual mosques in Alger. In 1966, it replaced what was Saint Jean Baptiste Church. Modernist architect Ferdinand Pouillon designed the original structure. He chose its location well, taking into account how the church would blend with the city landscape. Since transforming to a mosque, a sumptuous minaret designed by Mohamed Boumehdi has been added to the...   view more
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Martyrs Memorial

7) Martyrs Memorial (must see)

The Martyrs Memorial is an iconic concrete monument commemorating the Algerian war for independence. The monument was opened in 1982 on the 20th anniversary of Algeria's independence. It is fashioned in the shape of three standing palm leaves which shelter the "Eternal Flame" beneath. At the edge of each palm leaf stands a statue of a soldier, each representing a stage of Algeria's struggle. The monument has been erected on the site of an ancient military fort. Consisting of...   view more
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Military Museum

8) Military Museum

The Military Museum of Alger is located on Riadh el Feth Square, which is next to the Monument of Martyrs. The museum, in addition to teaching about the battle for Algerian independence, displays pieces relating to the Algerian army's history from the prehistoric age through today. The museum has an incredible collection of weapons and other instruments used in...   view more

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.
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
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
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
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
Shopping Tour of Alger

Shopping Tour of 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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 km