Oran Travel Guide
Oran (sometimes spelt as Wahran) is a city in the northwestern Algeria and the commercial, educational and industrial capital of Western Algeria. Oran seems to have gotten its name from the Arabic word “wahr” (lion) and its plural Wahran (two lions). Oran city itself has a population of 759,645 with its surrounding metropolitan area has an approximate population of 1,500,000.
Best Hotels in Oran
Scan through our full Oran hotels list to get the best rates online. One of the best hotels in Oran is Golden Tulip Adef, which is a 4 star hotel offering 3 conference halls, gym, and spa among other excellent facilities for both leisure and business traveller. Ibis Oran Les Falaises, which is partt of the Accor Hotel group, is another top luxury hotel. Located in Oran city center, Ibis Les Falaises features clean air conditioned rooms, free WiFi, and an onsite restaurant. Find any of these top luxury hotels in Oran among other best hotels here.
Things to see in Oran
There are several scenic tourist attractions in Oran Algeria. One top sight to see in the city is the 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.