Algeria UNESCO has registered 7 sites on the World Heritage list and 6 on the tentative list.
Some places are so interesting that it’s relevant to keep them for future generations. This is why UNESCO has built a list of crucial classified properties in which superb places stand out for their aesthetic, natural, artistic, or cultural significance.
More than a thousand places are registered as Unesco’s World Heritage worldwide. Due to my interest in visiting World Heritage sites, I compiled the UNESCO list in Algeria and the corresponding map.
Algeria UNESCO list
- Al Qal’a of Beni Hammad
- Kasbah of Algiers
- M’Zab Valley
- Tassili n’Ajjer (Mixed)
Algeria UNESCO Map
Click on the blue pins to view more relevant information about each World Heritage site in Algeria.
- Al Qal’a of Beni Hammad: Venture into the captivating ruins of an ancient fortified city situated in the picturesque Maadid mountains. Al Qal’a of Beni Hammad offers a unique glimpse into the architectural splendor of the Hammadid dynasty, with its magnificent palaces, mosques, and other striking structures.
- Djémila: Discover the extraordinary Roman ruins of Djémila, a well-preserved ancient city nestled in the mountainous terrain of northern Algeria. Wander through the archaeological site and marvel at the intricate mosaics, triumphal arches, basilicas, and the impressive Roman theater.
- Kasbah of Algiers: Immerse yourself in the narrow, winding streets of the historic Kasbah of Algiers, a stunning example of traditional Maghreb urban planning. This UNESCO-listed site showcases a blend of Moorish, Ottoman, and Andalusian architecture, with its beautiful palaces, mosques, and houses.
- M’Zab Valley: Explore the enchanting M’Zab Valley, a collection of five fortified villages built by the Berber Mozabites. These architectural gems, with their distinctive minarets and fortress-like structures, showcase a unique and cohesive example of traditional human habitat in harmony with a challenging environment.
- Timgad: Step back in time as you wander the ancient streets of Timgad, a Roman city founded by Emperor Trajan in the 1st century AD. This UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts an impressive grid layout, magnificent arches, a basilica, and the captivating ruins of a Roman theater.
- Tipasa: Uncover the magic of Tipasa, an ancient city perched on the Mediterranean coast that showcases a mix of Phoenician, Roman, and early Christian ruins. Explore the remains of villas, basilicas, and the amphitheater, all set against a breathtaking coastal backdrop.
- Tassili n’Ajjer (Mixed):
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Algeria have protected places for their cultural and natural importance.
Sites on the Tentative List
- Les oasis à foggaras et les ksour du Grand Erg Occidental
- Sites, lieux et itinéraires augustiniens du Maghreb central
- Nedroma et les Trara
- Oued souf
- Les Mausolées Royaux de Numidie, de la Maurétanie et les monuments funéraires pré-islamiques
- Parc des Aurès avec les établissements oasiens des gorges du Rhoufi et d’El Kantara