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Basilique Notre-Dame d'Afrique

Rue de Zighara, Algiers 16070, Algeria
+213 23 15 40 19
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Cathedral in Algiers overlooking the bay of the Capital city. Completed in 1872, this splendid building of neo-bysantine architecture is ornately decorated in the inside in the Spanish-Moorish decor. Unique in its genre, it is probably one of the only churches in the world where the invocation to the Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Africa reads "Notre Dame d'Afrique, priez pour nous et pour les musulmans - Our Lady of Africa, pray for us and for Muslims". It is dear to the Algerian people who see it as 'their' church.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Rue de Zighara, Algiers 16070, Algeria
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"beautiful church"
in 12 reviews
"notre dame"
in 14 reviews
"great view"
in 13 reviews
"mediterranean sea"
in 8 reviews
"stained glass windows"
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"scenic view"
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"overlooking the bay"
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"old church"
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"hilltop setting"
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"football stadium"
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"hill top"
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"peaceful place"
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"visit this place"
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"rich history"
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"cable car"
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"basilica"
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"muslim"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our guide took us to the Cathedral and the views from up there are breathtaking. The inside is beautiful. Women must cover their shoulders to get in.

Thank Charlotte D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoy the view of capital Algiers and beautiful sea view, people’s are very helpful, kind and good is very good

Thank Noureddine S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is a beautiful garden. it is located in ALGER. you can access by bus or car. it is at the top. I highly recommend it. I have already visited it and revisit it if I am to Algiers again.

Thank Khadidja D
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MPOS234, Rector at Basilique Notre-Dame d'Afrique, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Know that you are always welcome at Notre Dame d'Afrique. Our Church offers a haven of peace to all those who pass its doors.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was there with my boss and my local colleague takes me to this place. Not only the architect is beautiful but the bird-eye city view is gorgeous! Highly recommend to come to this place just to chill / relax or even to go inside...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Basilica of Our Lady of Africa, or Notre Dame d’Afrique, was eventually built, and is situated on a height overlooking the Bay of Algiers. It took fourteen years to construct in an attractive Neo-Byzantine style, and was consecrated in the year 1872. The statue...More

Thank Djalel j
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

Nice position, on a height, Western part of Algiers, close to Vatican Embassy. Small, compared to Europeean Cathedrals, but such a strong symbol. Nice and quiet inside, not too many Christians left in Algiers. And a key message inside: "Our Lady, pray for us and...More

Thank ToujoursLaRoute
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MPOS234, Recteur at Basilique Notre-Dame d'Afrique, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018
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Merci de votre visite à Notre Dame d’Afrique

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Impressive building. Beautiful position with stunning views. Well worth a visit. Opening hours are short so check first as well worth seeing inside too. A bit out of the centre on a hill. I visited as part of a tour with Fancy Algeria owned by...More

Thank Beckybumbledrop
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MPOS234, Recteur at Basilique Notre-Dame d'Afrique, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Thank you for visiting us and sharing your impressions. For more information on our cultural activities see our website or FB page.

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

I am not sure why people rave about this church. It is certainly an interesting mishmash of architectural styles, and the views are magnificent. It is been completely renovated inside and out. But it hardly merits more than a detour, given that Algiers has so...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

From the cathedral you can see amazing views because its on a hill, the place there is quite clean and beautiful, the cathedral from inside was fabulous of the amazing decoration and paintings, the organ sounds so pretty ... I highly recommende it A PS,...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Very beautiful place. The church is gorgeous, the interior very beautiful. The view outside was stunning. Don't miss this place for any reason!

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Ruth29
24 June 2016|
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Response from MPOS234 | Property representative |
Visiting hours - 1100 to 1230 & 1500 to 1730 - Open every day
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Kerry H
30 July 2015|
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Response from LisboaHugo | Reviewed this property |
Accurate Timetable: 11am to 12.30pm and 3.30pm to 5pm. :)
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