Oran is known for its beautiful sea shore and is home to one of the major ports in Algeria.Cities around Oran include Ain Temouchent and Mostaganem. This coastal city is of cultural, commercial and industrial importance in Algeria, making it the second most important city after Algiers.
A top sight to see in Oran is Abdallah Ibn Salam Mosque (once called the Great Synagogue of Oran), which became a mosque only after Algeria’s independence. Oran city centre is a square called Place du 1er Novembre that has a fountain and monument worth checking out. Place du 1 Novembre also has a theatre and is Oran’s major tourist attraction. Board a cab to Boulevard Hammou-boutlelis and gawk at the imposing structure of the Cathedrale du Sacre-Coeur d’Oran. Visit the Santa Cruz Fort built by the Spanish. The Santa Cruz Fort offers you a splendid view of Oran’s harbour. Oran also has the Stade Ahmed Zabana which is home to the city’s football club, MC Oran. And for the party lovers, do not be surprised to hear that Oran has one of the best nightlifes in Africa. Visit the city’s seafront, which runs all through to Ain El Turk, El Ancor and Bou Sfer, and pop into any of the nightclubs enjoy music of all kinds.