The city of Oran is a beautiful coastal city that, when constructed, was inspired by the seaside resort of France’s Nice. It is one of Algeria’s most important cities, as it has much cultural, commercial and industrial importance, as well as being one of the country’s most visited cities. In the past, the city was used for trading purposes until it was ruled by the French.
Oran features a long boulevard that is lined with restaurants, cafés, and ice cream parlours. It also boasts fantastic views of the coast, the magnificent surrounding cliffs and the harbour. The city also has numerous other facilities and amenities for tourists, including a few luxury resorts. There is much to see and do in and around the city, which makes it a very appealing destination. Here are the 15 best things to do in Oran.
1. Walk around the city centre
Oran’s city centre is filled with numerous impressive French-built buildings. It is quite interesting, and like taking a trip back to 1940s France.
One of the buildings you will see on this walk is the Cathédrale du Sacré-Cœur d’Oran, which was the first French cathedral built in the country. The cathedral is now home to a library.
You will also stumble upon Place du 1er Novembre; Oran’s main square. The square features a lovely fountain and monument that is surrounded by buildings, like the town hall.