Tassili N’Ajjer (Tamanrasset and Illizi) :

Tassili najjerLocated in a strange lunar landscape of great geological interest This site is home to one of the most important groupings of prehistoric cave art in the world. More than 15,000 drawings and engravings record the climatic changes, animal migrations and evolution of human life on the edge of the Sahara from 6,000 B.C. to the first centuries of the present era.

The goological formations are of outstranding scenic interest, with eroded sandstones forming "forests of rock"

 

 


Djemila Wilaya of Sétif

sites classes djemilaSituated 900 metres above sea-level, Djemila, or Cuicul, with its forum, temples, basilicas, triumphal arches and houses, is an interesting example of Roman town planning adapted to a mountain location.

 

 

 


 M’Zab Valley Wilaya of Ghardaïa

sites classes valee mzabA traditional human habitat created in the 10th century by the Ibadites around their five "ksour" (fortified cities), has been preserved intact in the M’Zab valley. Simple, functional and perfectly adapted to the environment, the architecture of M’Zab was designed for community living while conforming to the structure of the family. It is a source of inspiration for today’s urban planners.

 

 


Kasbah of Algiers

sites classes casbahThe Kasbah is a unique kind of medina or Islamic city. It stands in one of the finest coastal sites on the Mediterranean where a Carthaginian trading-post was established in the 4th century B.C. The Kasbah contains the remains of the citadel, old mosques and palaces as well as the vestiges of a traditional urban structure associated with a deep-rooted sense of community.

 

 

 


Al Qal’a of Beni Hammad, Province of M’Sila, Commune of Maadid “Bechara”

sites classes kalaa beni hamadIn a mountainous site of extraordinary beauty, the ruins of the first capital of the Hammadid emirs, founded in 1007 and demolished in 1152, provide an authentic picture of a fortified Muslim city. The mosque, whose prayer room has 13 aisles with eight bays, is one of the largest in Algeria.

 

 

 


Timgad, Province of Batna

sites classes timgad1Timgad that lies on the northern slopes of the Aurès Mountains, was created to serve as a military colony by the Emperor Trajan in 100 A.D. With its square enclosure and orthogonal design based on the cardo and decumanus, the two perpendicular routes running through the city, this site is an excellent example of the Roman town planning.

 

 


Tipaza, Province of Tipaza

sites classes tipazaOn the shores of the Mediterranean, Tipaza was an ancient Punic trading post conquered by Rome and turned into a strategic base for the conquest of the kingdoms of Mauretania. It comprises a unique group of Phoenician, Roman, Paleo-Christian and Byzantine ruins alongside indigenous monuments such as the Kbar Er-roumia, the great royal mausoleum of Mauretania, sometimes known as the “tomb of the Christian woman”.