The city of Algiers has several mosques, the most important of them is the Djamaa Lekbir (Great Mosque) and the Djamaa Djdid (New Mosque) and the Mosque of Sidi Abdel Rahman Athaalibi and Katchawa Mosque.
Another monument is Maqam Echahid : the Sanctuary of Martyrs, which is a commercial and cultural complex including shopping centers, restaurants Cinemas, a museum called Mat’haf Al Mudjahedinn (Museum of the war veterans) which contents reflect Algeria historical eras, and a village of craftsmen.
A milestone in the capital is the “Grande Poste”, which is a great masterpiece of Moorish architecture; as well as Emir Abdelkader square and the El Hamma garden with its animals and rich exotic plants. There are also one of the most outstanding monuments and famous churches on the coast of the Mediterranean, church of “Notre Dame d’Afrique”, in Bab el Oued, situated on a foothill overlooking the sea.
There are many interesting things to see and do in Algiers, and visitors can learn a lot about Algeria’s history and culture from the many museums dotted around the city, such as:
Bardo National Museum.
Museum of Arts and Popular Culture.
Antiquity Museum, Tillemli Algeria.
Beaux Art National Museum.
El Mujahid National Museum.
Kasr Dey Museum.
The Open Air Museum, Cherchell (Tipaza).
El Hamma Jardin d’essais “Garden of Tests”
Located in El Hamma city, it is a luxuriant garden, a real ecological jewel extended at the foot of the Beaux-Art National Museum of Algiers, from Mohamed Belouazdad Street to Hassiba Ben Bouali Street over 32 Hectares.
It is considered as one of the most important gardens of tests and acclimatization in the world.
In 1932, part of Tarzan was shot in this park considered at that time the best zoological park in North Africa
With regard to cultural activities, Algiers hosted the event of Algiers: capital of Arab Culture 2007, followed by the African Festival in 2009.
In addition of being a space for reading and borrowing books, the National Library hosts a variety of cultural activities such as seminars, conferences, literary soirées, exhibitions, etc.
Didouche Mourad Street, one of the most active streets in Algiers, contains many libraries. As for cinemas, they are scattered about the neighborhoods of Algiers. Movies are shown only in French language (as for foreign movies).