Archive for May, 2012


The Arab Republic of Egypt is located in the north-eastern corner of Africa and south-western Asia. It is bounded on the north by the Mediterranean Sea, on the east by Palestine and Israel, on the south by Sudan, and on the west by Libya.   The total area of the Arab Republic of Egypt reaches […]

National Parks – Conserving Algeria’s Diverse Flora and Fauna

Algeria is a land of great biodiversity. A massive country with a wide variety of landscapes and ecological zones, Algeria has a rich natural heritage. Considered by many to be the most unique natural country of the Mediterranean, Algeria’s distinctive morphology, bioclimate, fauna and flora contribute to its great biodiversity. In fact, Algeria is home […]

The Atlas Mountains

Climb or Hike the Majestic Mountains of Algeria From the Mediterranean coast the landscape peaks in the Atlas Mountains before it stretches across the Sahara Desert. With such varied topography, Algeria’s landscape is diverse and fascinating. Algeria’s mountain ranges cover large portions of the land. Some of Algeria’s mountains form part of the great Atlas […]

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art – Showcasing Algerian Talent

When the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Algiers was inaugurated on 1 December 2007, it had the lofty goal of initiating a cultural renewal following a period of unrest in the 1990s which had pushed cultural interest into the background. While this period of turmoil has passed, long-standing and budding artists were […]

Galerie d’art Farid Benyaa – An Artistic Expression of Algerian Values

Algeria is a country that embraces beauty and art, and every now and then an artist is born that creates magnificence from his imagination to share with the world. The work of one such an artist is exhibited in the Galerie d’art Farid Benyaa and is a wonderful attraction in Algiers that visitors should not […]

Algerian Art Galleries – Displaying a Wealth of Creative Talent

There are a number of art galleries in Algeria that are well worth visiting as they provide insight into the culture and lives of the people who call this fascinating North African country home. Some art galleries focus on contemporary art whilst others might be more appropriately termed “museums” as they display artworks from bygone […]

Touggourt – Rich in History and Culture

The large city of Touggourt is situated in north-eastern Algeria in the Wadi Igharghar Valley. With a population of roughly 300,000 people, this is one of the biggest cities to be found in the Sahara. Built around an oasis, Touggourt’s economy is based mainly on agriculture with dates being one of their biggest exports. Cereals, […]

Oran – An Ancient City That Moves With the Times

Oran is perhaps most famous for being one of the birthplaces of the rai music style. This inventive form of music is one of the more modern music styles that is popularly enjoyed in the various parts of Algeria and all over the world. The easy going and liberal atmosphere that pervades the city of […]

Ghardaia – A Masterpiece of Medieval Architecture

Ghardaia is a town and wilaya (province) located in eastern Algeria. It is situated in the heart of the Mezab valley, which is the home of the Ibadi Muslim sect in Algeria. Ghardaia is truly a sight to see as the entire city is mostly made up of original medieval architecture that has been preserved […]

Unlock a Wealth of History and Culture in Batna

Batna is the name of both a city and a province in north eastern Algeria. Although the origin of the name is unknown, most historians agree that it is a mixture of arabo-berberian and can be loosely translated into “where we sleep this night”. Geographically speaking, Batna is located between the north and south Atlas […]