Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique

Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique

Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique
4.5
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
About
Basilica in Algiers overlooking the bay of the capital city. Completed in 1872, this splendid building of neo-bysantine architecture is ornately decorated in the inside in the Spanish-Moorish decor. Unique in its genre, it is probably one of the only churches in the world where the invocation to the Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Africa reads "Notre Dame d'Afrique, priez pour nous et pour les musulmans - Our Lady of Africa, pray for us and for Muslims". It is dear to the Algerian people who see it as 'their' church. PLEASE NOTE - Appropriate dress required to enter the Basilica
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ireneant
Sofia, Bulgaria2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One place in beautiful Algeria

It is amazing. If you like the atmosphere of French Algeria, this is the right place. The sky and the see are dark blue, the trees are dark green, smells fruits and flowers. The atmosphere of Albert Camus's novel, "L'etranger"!
Written September 26, 2007
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Foppybell
London, United Kingdom29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
Wow! I'm a well established traveller and it takes a lot to impress me. The location and view was outstanding, the church itself is beautiful inside; calm and peaceful.
Very small gift shop for postcards and relevant books. Definitely recommend a visit if you are in Algiers even for just one day this would be my top recommendation.
Written May 20, 2017
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LoveToTravel
Los Angeles406 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Business
What a view from the largest and most historic Catholic Church in North Africa. Be sure to attend An organ event or a singing event in the church. The acoustics are amazing girl. And, little a candelabra and make a small donation, as your sins will be absolved!!!
Written May 9, 2014
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Yves G
Paris, France332 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Business
Just go and see it this is a symbol of France in North Africa "Lady Africa"
as fondly nicknamed the Algerians,
is located on a hill overlooking Algiers top of its 124m, offering a breathtaking view of the white city plunging into the Mediterranean.
Written May 27, 2014
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Guillaume189
London, UK47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Business
Not many touristic things to visit in Algiers but the Basilique is surely one of those places to do. Super nice view of Algiers from there, and inside the Basilique is really worth the detour
Written October 14, 2018
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Sophie
Arusha, Tanzania24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Business
Do not miss out the opportunity to visit this place if you happen to travel to Algiers. It's a beautiful old place that has been very well preserved and it offers a spectacular sea view and the view of the city as it is located on a cliff overlooking the bay of Algiers!
Written February 22, 2017
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dtprice
San Diego39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Friends
Getting to the cathedral is like a story out of "planes, trains & automobiles". You'll definitely work to get to the church but once you do the view is spectacular and the cathedral itself is beautiful. Sadly no pictures allowed inside but well worth the visit. Try to visit on a clear/sunny day to make the most of the view.
Written December 7, 2014
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Badreddine MIMOUNI
Doha, Qatar492 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013
Very hard to get there however once on top the place is amazing. You have the best view of algiers harbour
Written November 21, 2014
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DonaTita
Geneva, Switzerland28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Business
A very interesting combination of Cathedral and remembrance! Take the time to read the plaques on the walls, the dates that go back to early 1800's - very interesting!
Written June 30, 2014
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Italessia
Turin, Italy97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Friends
Well located to see a wonderful panoramic view of Algiers. the church is recently renovated and very nice. A peacefyl place.
Written May 5, 2014
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