The 10 Best Things to Do in Constantine, Algeria

October 14, 2017 Terina Blouin

Discover the best top things to do in Constantine, Algeria including Pont Sidi M’Cid, Emir Abdelkader Mosque, Monument Aux Morts, Palais d'Ahmed Bey, Pont Sidi Rached, Tiddis Roman Ruins, Musee National Cirta, Telepherique d'Alger, Pont d'El-Kantara, Theatre Regional de Constantine.
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1. Pont Sidi M’Cid

Constantine, Algeria +213 541 06 34 40
Excellent
77%
Good
23%
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5 based on 73 reviews

Pont Sidi M’Cid

Reviewed By Debangshu - Kolkata (Calcutta), India

A 100 year old suspension bridge at a great height over the gorge of river Rhumel. People scared of heights beware as this is suspended at a great height over the river. But it's a must see for ppl visiting the city of Constantine. For the enthusiasts not scared of heights, there is also a cable car that crosses the gorge at almost the same height as the bridge :)

2. Emir Abdelkader Mosque

Constantine, Algeria
Excellent
88%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
1%
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5 based on 51 reviews

Emir Abdelkader Mosque

Reviewed By soufianebouch - Lodz Province, Poland

Constantine is graced with Souk el-Ghazal Mosque and several other beautiful mosques, but these are only open to Muslims. The oldest, and one of the most visible, is the Grand Mosque . Built in the 13th century on the site of a pagan temple, it was intended, as the Friday mosque, to hold most of the city’s population. Although it has been rebuilt over the centuries and has a modern façade, the interior has retained some of its original features, including some pillars and Corinthian capitals brought from Hippo Regius. The city’s most prominent monument – you will see its twin 107m high minarets as you approach the centre – is the Mosque of Emir Abdelkader . The project started in 1968 as a desire to build a mosque capable of accommodating 10,000 in its prayer hall, but when the then president Houari Boumediène became involved, it grew into the current, ambitious building: one of the world’s largest mosques and Algeria’s first modern Islamic university.

3. Monument Aux Morts

Rocher de Sidi M'Cid, Constantine, Algeria
Excellent
52%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
11%
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0%
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4.5 based on 67 reviews

Monument Aux Morts

Reviewed By 1880berto - Islamabad, Pakistan

visit Constantine is nice before they had a lot of Jews there but a lot of them gone out of this city i relay like it people are nice but i wish the algerians spoke pure arabic

4. Palais d'Ahmed Bey

Place Si Haous, Constantine, Algeria
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
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5%
Poor
2%
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4.5 based on 35 reviews

Palais d'Ahmed Bey

Reviewed By SamirMuscat - Muscat

Cannot be mentioned without Ahmed Bey, high figure of Algerian-Ottoman ruling period and resistance to French colonization. The palace is of several wings, junctions in between are shaded walking paths and corridors highly decorated and wall paintings stretching along. In between, sunny open spaces and Fountains, contrasting with shaded spaces create special light ambiance.
You can see and get inside the humble court room of this man, saying something about him as pious man, with some historical items surrounding.
Need a guide.
The place outside have a nice cafe with in and outdoor space. A must see.

5. Pont Sidi Rached

Constantine, Algeria
Excellent
46%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
9%
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Pont Sidi Rached

Reviewed By soufianebouch - Lodz Province, Poland

One of the highest and largest concrete arch Bridges in the world upon its completion in 1912, the Sidi Rached bridge spans the mouth of the deep Rhumel River gorge in the Terrace filled city of Constantine, Algeria. No other city on the African continent is more associated with high Bridges than Constantine, Algeria. Located about 50 miles (80 kms) from the Mediterranean coast, the city is unique for having a close succession of four classic high Bridges cross the deepest section of the river including the El Kantara, Sidi Rached, Sidi M’Cid and Passerelle Perregaux (Mellah Slimane). All are over 328 feet (100 mtrs) in height. The Sidi M’Cid bridge also opened in 1912 and became the highest bridge in the world at 575 feet (175 meters) until the Royal Gorge bridge opened in 1929 in the U.S. state of Colorado.
As impressive as the central arch span is, Sidi Rached is at least as memorable for its length, stretching 1,467 feet (447 mtrs) across the edge of the 328 foot (100 mtr) high plateau. The main span measures 223 feet (68 mtrs) clear or 257 feet (78.3 mtrs) between the upper faces of the abutments. Constructed with a complex timber centring, a highline was set up to transport materials above the deep chasm. A large span on the west end measures 98 feet (30 mtrs) while 27 smaller arches measure 29 feet (8.8 mtrs) between the centerline of the piers. The stone facing is very similar to the 1903 Adolphe bridge in Luxembourg which once held the record as the world’s longest masonry arch bridge at 279 feet (85 mtrs).

6. Tiddis Roman Ruins

Ville Romaine de Tiddis | North West of Constantine City, Constantine, Algeria +213 792 76 03 23
Excellent
54%
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46%
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Tiddis Roman Ruins

Reviewed By BaghdadSuzanne - Brussels, Belgium

Far from anywhere,with no explanations or guide to explain anything, we clambered up and down the hillside, looking into each nook and cranny, seeing a different aspect to the site the higher we went. It was really a fabulous visit, even if it is deserted. But maybe that is part of its charm.

7. Musee National Cirta

Coudiat Aty, Constantine 25000, Algeria +213 31 92 38 95
Excellent
42%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
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4 based on 22 reviews

Musee National Cirta

Reviewed By KGB777 - Singapore, Singapore

This museum contains several interesting and well preserved mosaics as well as an extensive collection of smaller artefacts sourced from the area around Constantine. The collection of Roman era and Ottoman coins is particularly impressive. Worth a visit whilst in Constantine.

8. Telepherique d'Alger

Constantine, Algeria
Excellent
40%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
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4 based on 20 reviews

Telepherique d'Alger

Reviewed By mohamed z - Constantine, Algeria

The trip with the cable car is short (less than 10 min), but i enjoyed the amazing view of the valley and the city. by the way it's not recommended for those with heights phobia

9. Pont d'El-Kantara

Constantine, Algeria
Excellent
63%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
7%
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4 based on 13 reviews

Pont d'El-Kantara

Reviewed By mohamed z - Constantine, Algeria

This beautiful bridge was built during the French colonial era, if you look down you can clearly see 2 other Bridges, the ottoman and the roman one. also there is a beautiful garden down there called "Jardin de sousse".

10. Theatre Regional de Constantine

1 Rue Bounab Ali, Constantine 25000, Algeria +213 31 64 26 98
Excellent
50%
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25%
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25%
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Theatre Regional de Constantine

Reviewed By mohamed z - Constantine, Algeria

The theater architecture is stunning both from inside and outside. if you can, do not miss the chance to visit it.

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