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this exceptional building, up at the hill, gives you a beautiful view over Algiers. People come together to sit and enjoy the view. Absolute a must to see

Reviewed 10 March 2015
kees h
Arnhem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Quite inventive style for a church but a terrible clash with the French colonial style buildings that surround it. And indeed I have to agree with one of the previous critics that it looks like a cooling tower of a power station.... Another way to look at it is that there is loads of variety in Algiers and this modern... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Quite an ugly building, reminiscent of a power station cooling tower. Rumour has it that it is closed down - no information available, and no way in.

1 Thank George S
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Is this church open or closed? I could not find a working entrance or way in back in January 2016. My guide book said there was a good mosaic inside. Further information or photos would be appreciated. It's hard to get a good photo angle from the exterior, the church is built on top of a petrol station!

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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

When visiting in late January 2016 we were struck by such an extraordinary looking church (like a cooling tower!) and looked to go in. However we could not find any entrance that was locked up tight. It didn't look like this place ever has any visitors.

Thank zmrzlina
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

This Catherdral is completely locked up and surrounded by barbed wire fences on three sides. The lower side houses a petrol station! Our hotel was just round the corner, and it's a shame as we would have liked to have had a look inside, but despite walking past it every day for 5 days - including on Xmas Eve and... More 

1 Thank EWPD
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 6 April 2015

We tried visiting a few times whilst in Algiers but unfortunately it didn't seem to be open at all, and as such we weren't able to go inside. From the outside the building whilst unique isn't really that attractive. Located right next to a petrol station it can also be tricky to get good pics.

1 Thank KGB777
Arnhem, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2015

this exceptional building, up at the hill, gives you a beautiful view over Algiers. People come together to sit and enjoy the view. Absolute a must to see

Thank kees h
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Reviewed 8 December 2014

The nuns are extremely nice here. They set up a modest library inside. My sister and I used to go there every monday afternoon. I hope it still there and I am sure they appriciate donations

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

We walked past this church every day on our daily walks around Algiers. We twice tried to see inside but the locals kept insisting it was closed although one of them let us inside the courtyard but we could not get into the church. The church is surrounded by barbed wire for its own protection. The locals working on the... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 13 April 2013

Almost everybody has heard about Sacre couer but that one is in Paris. In Alger the Cathedral is very different. I can't say it is ugly but It is not beutiful, it is odd. Architecture is original both outside and inside. I think it is popular among expats. Because of Easter mass there was at least one ambassador.

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