Fun things to do in Algeria

Posted on 11 June 2024 By Nomvelo Masango

Algeria is home to Sahara sands and ancient fortified towns. It is the place to be if you would like to explore ancient history, delve into some deep culture and experience stunning attractions. As the largest country in Africa, it is certainly one of the most underrated.

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Whether you’re interested in history, nature, culture or adventure, Algeria has something fun and worthwhile to offer.

Here are a few fun things to do when in Algeria:

Visit the Bardo National Museum

When exploring a new destination, going down memory lane is one of the most effective ways to fully understand things as they currently stand. Opened in 1927, the Bardo National Museum celebrates Algeria’s fascinating early history. By viewing a number of interesting artifacts and visuals, you will learn more about how the country has evolved overtime. The museum also consists of rock carvings and pottery which grant more insight into the country’s rich history and cultural heritage. If you are a history buff, a visit to this museum will be a memorable and worthwhile experience.

Beach relaxation

If you enjoy some fun at the beach, a trip to Algeria is worth booking. The destination is home to several beautiful beaches, including those in the Mediterranean coast. You can sunbathe, enjoy a good swim, or pump a bit of adrenaline as you engage in water sports such as surfing and snorkeling. Some of the most popular beaches worth visiting include Flaxen Beach, Palm Beach, as well as Beach Reghaia.

View the Maqam Echahid

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The Maqam Echahid, also known as the Martyrs’ Memorial, is one of Algeria’s most recognisable landmarks. The concrete monument commemorates the Algerian War and was opened in 1982. It consists of three massive concrete palm leaves,  with a statue of a soldier under each palm representing different stages of Algeria’s struggle for independence.

Go on a Sahara Desert adventure

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The Sahara desert is the ideal destination for adventure seekers, and it covers much of southern Algeria. It is the place to be if you would like to enjoy some camel treks, explore ancient rock art sites or simply experience the traditional Bedouin culture.

Explore traditional Algerian cuisine

If you are a foodie, Algeria has a number of exciting experiences for your tastebuds. Algerian cuisine is a scrumptious blend of Mediterranean and North African flavours. There are also some influences of French and Arabic cuisine. Some dishes worth trying when visiting Algeria include merguez, which is a spicy lamb or beef sausage, as well as makroudh which is pastry made with semolina and dates.

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