“Algiers the White" - A Mediterranean dream city with a turbulent history
Once a Phoenician commercial outpost during the Antiquity, Algiers is a city that runs along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. It has an interesting history, and you can see the different influences from when under the Spanish, then the Ottoman and then especially the French rules, respectively.
The Turks played a major part in developing the city, as you can see by the Ottoman palaces and ancient mosques. The harbour was established by the infamous pirate Barbarossa.
From the seafront, the Place des Martyrs seems lined with rows of buildings influenced by French architecture, and people enjoy taking walks in the wide French-built boulevards.
You can see the mix of sophisticated apartments and elegant villas, terraces, beautiful shops, Socialist-era monuments and public buildings, and an enduring Islamic core concealed in the steep, hillside Casbah.
There in the old city, behind the modern town, amongst the urban maze with streets flowing through like streams, you will discover the ethos of Algerian culture. You will no doubt be impressed with the very friendly and hospitable local people that you are sure to cross paths with as you explore this lively city.
So for your next visit to Algiers, fly with Air Mediterranean.