Its three enormous palm leaves honour the fallen in the War of Independence.
A real symbol of the capital
This is definitely one of the most spectacular constructions in the city and one of the monuments that sees the largest number of visitors, including foreign Heads of State. The Martyrs' Memorial is made up of three huge concrete sheets in the form of palm leaves sweeping up to the skies in a sign of respect and homage to the fallen during the War of Independence of Algeria; its curved lines mean the palm leaves come together in the middle. In the open space inside the structure there is an eternal flame which the Algerian army watches over day and night, and at the base of each palm leaf you'll see the statues of three soldiers who represent the different stages of the conflict. It was inaugurated in 1982, on the twentieth anniversary of the liberation, and at over 90 metres tall, it can be seen from all over the city.