Tlemcen Travel Guide
Tlemcen is a city located in northwestern Algeria and is the capital of the Tlemcen province. The city is located near the Algerian border with Morocco and is an agricultural and textile hub. The city exports leather, silk, agricultural products, metal handicrafts and various other textile products. Tlemcen has a long history and this is reflected in its population, which has a clear division between the Hadars (descendants of the Moors) and the Koulouglis (descendants of Turks and Arabs). The cities surrounding Tlemcen include Sidi Bel Abbes and Ain Timouchent, both to the east.
Find the best Tlemcen hotels here at the most affordable rates online. Best hotels in Tlemcen include the 3 star Ibis Tlemcen, Hôtel Orient Palace and Hôtel El Izza for the perfect getaway. Hotel rates per night start from less than 800 DA (Algerian Dinar or DZD) for a single room to over 7,000 dinars for a luxury suite in a 4 or 5 star hotel. Breakfast is generally included in the accommodation charges.
Points of Interest in Tlemcen
Though a recent park, the Tiemcen National Park is not lacking in ancient wonders.
The park has the waterfall of El Awrit, the forests of Ifri, Zariffet and Ain Fezza, as well as the ruins of Mansoura. The Great Mosque of Tlemcen, which was built in 1082, the mosque has managed to retain its beauty and magnificence all through the centuries. Featuring a prayer hall 60x50metres, the mosque is endowed with piers, polylobed arches, the Mihrab dome, vegetal carvings and a host of other features. You may also visit Tlemcen to watch WA Tlemcen play their home football matches at the Stade Akid Lotfi (also called Stade Birouana).
Getting In and Out Of Tlemcen
Tlemcen is served by the Zenata-Messali EL Hadj Airport, also called Leila Sebbar Airport, 22km southwest of Tlemcen. The airport provides direct flights to Algiers, Marseilles, Istanbul, Lille and other cities