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Cathedrale du Sacre Coeur

Rue Didouche Mourad, Algiers, Algeria
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible2%
23 May 2017
“Well worth a visit”
7 Mar 2017
“modern church appears completely out of place”
Rue Didouche Mourad, Algiers, Algeria
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This is a fascinating building. The entrance is just a door I was not sure if I should ring a bell but I did and a man came to let us in. This is just a short tour in french and a donation is asked....More

Thank marekmaz
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...More

Thank nothe2le
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
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...More

Thank YorkHiker
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...More

Thank zmrzlina
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...More

1  Thank EWPD
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...More

1  Thank KGB777
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
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

Thank yasmine m
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...More

1  Thank LondonXYZ1973
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