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What are some interesting/fun things to do in the area? Can you recommend any “hidden gems"?

Barcelona and Paris are Algeria's hidden gems ;) - Sep 19, 2016
Europe. - Jun 9, 2016
Not much. Events here are not well advertised - it's all word of mouth. This city is hardly charming so there's very little to explore. Even the locals complain about it. - Mar 15, 2014
Go to Europe. - Oct 25, 2013
There are circa 10-12 restaurants in the city worth visiting. There are occasional cultural events which are worth attending. Getting out of Algiers, as a diplomat, was rather difficult under Algerian government rules. If you can do so, the city of Oran is supposed to be interesting. And tourism in the southern areas of Ghardaia, Tamanrasset, Taghit, etc. can be enjoyable if you have the time and money to do so. - Dec 18, 2011
There are loads of interesting museums. The down town area is very pretty and it is lovely to look at all the French architecture. Palais du Rais is well worth the visit. The French lived here in splendor. It is in good condition and very beautiful. - Sep 23, 2008
Visits to the desert and to some ancient cities. Some clubbing in Algiers and Oran. - May 9, 2008
Some limited sightseeing. - Mar 4, 2008
Algeria has many fascinating places to see, but you won't have easy access to any of them unless the security restrictions are lifted or unless you can arrange for a security escort. In that case, I'd recommend the Casbah, Tipaza and although I've never been Timgad with its Roman ruins, Ohran, Ghardia and Tamanrasset. - Mar 3, 2008
The beach is lovely (security permitting), some expos in the Safex Expo center (security permitting), a few nice museums (security permitting), French cultural center holds concerts, and CLO trips (security permitting)... - Feb 25, 2008