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Algiers

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Algiers is a metropolis but in the past changed often its shape: it was a Berber city, a Phoenician port, a Roman province, a Carthaginian center, an Arab capital, an Ottoman pearl, a French rationalist metropolis and today aims to become a modern smart city overlooking the Mediterranean.
In fact, the city is now the capital and chief seaport of Algeria other than the political, economic, and cultural center of the country. Algiers is nicknamed “Alger La Blanche”- “Algiers the White” – because of the large amphitheater of glistening white buildings that dominate the bay. However, it takes its name from the Arabic Al-Jazāʾir, which means “The Islands” referring to the several small islands that formerly existed in the bay, which are now connected to the shore or wiped out by harbor works. This glorious plural metropolis holds a rebellious attractiveness that winds its way from the oldest neighborhoods to the buds of the most recent city architecture. In fact, it is divided into two sections: the modern part, built on the level ground by the seashore, and the old Turkish – or Muslim – section, built on the upper slopes of the Sahel Hills. This last one, the ancient city of the deys, is crowned by the casbah or citadel, 122 meters above the sea, and has preserved much of its pristine architectural character, as the fortress of the Kasbah (Qaṣbah), UNESCO World Heritage site.


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Algiers

Art Makers (6)
Art Spaces (8)
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Art Makers in Algiers

Amina Zoubir

Artist

Farid Benyaa

Artist
farouk batiche, morocco, art and about africa, contemporary african art

Farouk Batiche

Photographer

Lydia Ourahmane

Artist

Mohamed Azzoug

Artist

Yacine Aidoud

Artist
Art Spaces in Algiers

Al Marhoon Gallery

Art Gallery

Diwaniya Art Gallery

Art Gallery

El Yasmine Galerie D'Art

Art Gallery

Galerie D'Art Farid Benyaa

Art Gallery

Musée National Des Beaux-Arts D'Alger

Museum

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

Museum

National Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions

Museum

Seen Art Gallery

Art Gallery
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