Setif is the capital city of the Setif province in northeastern Algeria. Setif city has a population of 288,461 according to the 2008 census. Setif is one of the coldest cities of Algeria and may sometimes snow in the winter months. Setif has a French feel with trees lining up its trees and the presence of a fountain and theater. Setif is well connected to other parts of Algeria by through the main national highway and by rail. The Universite de Setif is located in Setif.
Hotels To Stay In Setif
Hotel Zidabe is one of the best hotels in Setif. Situated 20 minutes from the airport, Hotel Zidane offers clean air conditioned rooms with excellent WiFi connection. The hotel has round the clock security and onsite parking for your convenience. Another top Setif accommodation is Hotel El Hidbab. The hotel is 5km away from the airport and very close to the Parc d’Attractions and the city centre. You could also book Hotel Tassili, Hotel Port Said and other top hotels in Setif here.
Where To Go In Setif
The Ain Fouara, with the statue of an unclothed young girl which was carved by famed French sculptor St Francis Vidal, is worth visiting.
The fountain, and the girl’s statue, are regarded as cultural treasures in Setif and are highly revered. Another attraction worth visiting is the Parc d’Attractions, which is an amusement park best enjoyed in the summer months, featuring a pirate boat, a lake for boating, games, rides and many other thrills. You can also take the less than 50mins drive to Djemila and see the famous Djemila ruins. The Djemila ruins, which were once called Cuicul, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site showcasing a well-preserved Roman architecture from the 1st century AD. Pop in to the Stade 8 Mai 1945, a stadium with capacity of 25,000, and watch the popular Algerian football clubside ES Setif play one of their matches.
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