Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique

Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique, Algiers

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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Naija M
England, UK592 contributions
Nov 2020 • Solo
The location of this church, on a hill towering of Algiers, makes it really stand out. It’s actually quite a small building but nevertheless, a beautiful one, both inside and out. The views from the church grounds of the Bay of Algiers are quite stunning. Entry is free, donations, of course, are welcomed.
Written February 18, 2021
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Way Farer
Rijeka, Croatia134 contributions
Jan 2020
If you want to visit the cathedral, you can't visit it "just along the way". The cathedral is away from most of Algiers attractions and you must specifically go there for it. But if you make the effort, you'll be rewarded with a great view of the city and the cathedral itself, at least on the outside is no slouch, either. Inside, it's much less so and you can't take pictures of the interior any closer to the altar than from the entrance gate. Just the same, if you have time, you rpoabbaly won't be disappointed.
Written January 19, 2020
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Barbara S
Luxor, Egypt17 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
The best bit is the outside and the view. The inside is relatively simple. Visiters should be aware that there is a dress code to enter and the cathedral is only open at certain times.
Written October 28, 2019
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soufianeb504
san francisco, United States126 contributions
Sep 2019
Incredible views of Algiers, this a relaxing place with mesmerizing views of the city. Spectacular sunset
Written October 18, 2019
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Busyjo
Montreal, Canada41 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
Arrive on time because they close for visitors for the chapelet and mass.we arrived at 17:28 and they where closing at 17:30 for the chapelet and mass
Written October 7, 2019
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SSB
20 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
Beautiful, serene. Located uphill. Beautiful architecture and amazing views of the sea. Must visit while you are here.
Written October 5, 2019
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Claire J
Melbourne, Australia107 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
Visited when closed so cannot remark on the inside. Outside the building is amazing, fancy and ornate. Outside they yards are used for locals to practice soccer and to enjoy the views
Written October 2, 2019
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Algomeida
2 contributions
Sep 2019
one of the best places to visit in Algiers , i like the view and the people are so friendly , i recmmande this place .
Written October 1, 2019
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Herrmo Ghasemi
Vienna, Austria272 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
It was a nice architecture and also nice paintings inside the church
Also an amazing view of the green hill and the see
Written September 1, 2019
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jaimebien
Miami, FL45 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
Worth a visit if you visit Algiers. A large Catholic Church facing the sea. At the front in the interior, it reads, « Notre Dame d’Afrique, pray for us and for the Muslims. » Once you visit the Church, spend some time in its courtyard, taking in the blue vast sea.
Written August 31, 2019
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  • Sun - Sat 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Sun - Sat 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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