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“Excellent view, inside and out. Free. Peaceful.”

Notre Dame d'Afrique
Ranked #1 of 41 things to do in Algiers
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Owner description: Cathedral in Algiers.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
“Excellent view, inside and out. Free. Peaceful.”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

Catholic basilicas are so interesting because although it's a distinctly Catholic building, they typically take on the characteristics of the local culture where they're built. Such is the case with Notre Dame d'Afrique which has distinct North African touches to its architecture, decorations, and overall construction. This is a beautiful building in a very safe area. It is free to get in, although there are signs asking for donations. The view from the hill on which the basilica is built is stellar. I highly recommend you stop here even if only for a few minutes, but it is worthy of at least 45 mins to an hour visitation.

Visited September 2012
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Algiers, Alger, Algeria
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10 reviews
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“Beautiful church”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

Its a large church at the height of Algiers, which gives it a distinctive view from the bottom of the mountain its on. It also has a very beautiful view of Algiers and its shore, which makes it very good for photos.

Visited November 2011
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Casablanca, Morocco
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“Beautiful setting”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

This Catholic church has been recently restored and sits on a hill overlooking the city. It's a lovely setting. It has a lovely little 1911 French organ in the back balcony that was also recently restored and is sometimes played in concert. This church serves mainly the French-speaking Christian community in Algiers. Services are usually on Sundays at 6:00 pm.

Visited April 2012
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algiers
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“a nice site that offers a nice view of algiers”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

If you go to algiers, this is the place to visit specially that this cathedral has just been restored.

Visited November 2011
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“Nicely renovated and peaceful”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

THey have renovated the cathedral. Very nice inside and out.

Visited March 2012
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