Free tour

Rhythms and Rarities: Discovering Oran's European Charms

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Redouane
Registered on August 05, 2023

I'm Redouane, residing in the vibrant city of Oran, Algeria, where I've proudly served as a local tourist guide for over two enriching years. My passion for connecting with diverse cultures, people, and exploring captivating destinations has been the driving force behind my journey in this industry. My expertise primarily revolves around the magnificent western regions of Algeria, with a focus on iconic cities such as Oran, Tlemcen, Sidi Bel Abbes, Ain Sefra, Taghit, Beni Abbas, and the enchanting oasis town of Timimoun. These areas are not only steeped in history but also boast unique landscapes, making them an exceptional playground for any traveler seeking authentic experiences. I take great pride in being a sociable individual, always eager to forge meaningful connections with my clients, ensuring they have an unforgettable and immersive adventure. Whether it's unraveling the historical mysteries of Tlemcen's ancient architecture, marveling at the breathtaking beauty of Timimoun's desert dunes, or savoring the rich culture of Oran, I am committed to crafting unforgettable memories for those who entrust me with their journey. Algeria's western treasures await, and I am here to guide you through this captivating tapestry of history, culture, and natural wonders. Let's embark on a journey together, where every moment is a new discovery and every destination is an opportunity to create lasting memories.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

 🌟 Welcome, fellow travelers, to a breathtaking expedition through the European Town of Oran! Prepare to be captivated by the rich history and cultural tapestry woven into every corner of this charming district. Our journey will take you to some of the most splendid and historically significant spots in the city.

  • Our odyssey commences at Arms Square, the pulsating heart of the city. Here, you'll behold the magnificent Town Hall, the resplendent Theater, and the iconic Winged Victory Monument. As we stand here, the stories of Oran's past unfold before your eyes.
  • Next, we'll visit the Ex-Synagogue, a testament to Oran's vibrant Jewish heritage. This grand synagogue, one of the largest in Africa, was built to accommodate the thriving Jewish community that once thrived here. Its architecture and history are nothing short of awe-inspiring.
  • Our tour then leads us to the Ex-Cathedral, an architectural marvel in the Roman-Byzantine style. Erected in 1913, this colossal piece of art has been transformed into a library, where the past and present converge in a symphony of knowledge and culture.
  • Disco Maghreb awaits us, a music production house that birthed the soulful sounds of Rai music. Many renowned singers launched their careers here, and you'll feel the rhythm of Oran's musical heartbeat.
  • Stroll down Boulevard de la Soumam, a boulevard of unparalleled beauty, lined with Osman-style buildings. Here, you'll find the bar where Albert Camus penned his literary masterpieces, and the high school where Yves Saint Laurent honed his creative genius.
  • The Grand Post beckons, an architectural marvel with an intriguing history, including a daring heist. Its eclectic design will leave you in awe and spark your curiosity.
  • La Bastille Market is our next stop, a cherished place for Oranians. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere, where you can savor local delicacies and find an array of treasures, all while feeling the pulse of the city's daily life.
  • Finally, our journey concludes at the seafront, a 2km promenade offering a panoramic view of the harbor and the Mediterranean Sea. Take in the majestic buildings that grace the waterfront, framed by swaying palm trees. It's the perfect finale to a day filled with history, culture, and natural beauty.

Don't miss this enchanting voyage through Oran's European Town, where each step reveals a new layer of the city's diverse heritage. Book your spot now and be part of this captivating narrative!

📢 Hurry, adventurers! Oran's European Town awaits, and we can't wait to share its stories and splendor with you. Reserve your place today for a tour like no other, an adventure to remember! 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Place Premier November 1954, Oran, Al...
    Place Premier November 1954, Oran, Algeria
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    1- The two bronze lions by the town hall 2- I always carry a satchel bag and I wear round glasses

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    Outside visit
    Place Premier November 1954
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Abdullah Bin Salem Mosque
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Palais de la Culture et des Arts
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Cathédrale du Sacré-Cœur d'Oran
  • 5
    Outside visit
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Lycée Pasteur
  • 7
    Outside visit
    La Grande Poste
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Marché de Labasti
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Front De Mer Oran

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Emma (1 Rating)

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Merci Redouane pour cette excursion. Le savoir était à 100%, j’ai eu raison de te faire confiance, tu as su me faire rêver. C’était génial !
Justin (1 Rating)

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Absolutely amazing guide, a game-changer in Oran. Incredible knowledge (including practical tips) and flexibility and sense to do what you prefer to do. Cannot possibly recommend him enough.
Filip (1 Rating)

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
We recently joined Redouane's free walking tour of Oran, and it was fantastic. Redouane's knowledge of the city's history is impressive, and he adapts the tour to our interests seamlessly. He showed us a variety of sights in Oran, skillfully connecting them to their historical and cultural contexts. Overall, I highly recommend Redouane's tour for anyone looking to explore Oran with a knowledgeable and accommodating guide.
Linda Chekri (2 Ratings)

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
Redouane is an amazing guide! The tour was super interesting, we learnt a lot even my mother who was born in Oran! Redouane is super nice, he speaks French, Arabic and English. He really cared about giving us an amazing experience and is very knowledgeable. I highly highly recommend this tour!!
mohamed (3 Ratings)
Kuala Lumpur

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Travelled in group - Jan 2024
Redouane had gone out of his way to ensure that we get to know as much as possible about Oran. He even accompanied us on the subway to ensure we get down at the right stop to go back to our apartment. Nice and friendly young man.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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