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Steeped in history, the port city of Oran, nicknamed "The radiant" promises the visitor seeking a genuine Maghreb experience a discovery of the most real side of Algerian heritage. The country's second largest city, Oran has origins dating back to the tenth century, when it was founded by Andalusian explorers, and it therefore has a great historical heritage.

Its legacy has been created by a cultural melting pot with its Islamic, Haussmann and Spanish influences; a prestigious legacy that continues to be perpetuated today thanks to the Palace of Culture, promoting the city's artistic life and cultural exchanges with its large number of associative exhibitions and events. Another testament to this prestigious capital is Rosalcazar, a fortress in the Spanish Quarter that's perched on top of the city, offering an interesting perspective on the succession of influences the city has known during its history. And as well as offering you panoramic views over the Bay of Algiers, you can stroll around it and enjoy the ramparts, walking beneath the famous la Favorite residence. Continue your journey through time as you head for the church of Saint-Louis d'Oran with its surprising history, having successively been a mosque, synagogue, church and cathedral. A perfect embodiment of Oran's mixed and vibrant past. Oran is also one of the liveliest of cities, as is often the case with ports, even though you have to wait for the sun to set to be able to enjoy a less humid and more pleasant climate. Once you're enjoying dusk on the waterfront, let your taste buds guide you to one of Oran's famous dairies. The most popular in the heart of Oran is probably the Dar Chakouri dairy, renowned for its ice cream, its cold drinks from all around the world and its view over the Bay of Algiers.

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Oran • Algeria

ROYAL HOTEL ORAN MGALLERY BY SOFITEL

Since 1920, this super luxury hotel has occupied a privileged place in the heart...

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