Really stunning, its striking colours stand out from its surroundings.

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Sacred Heart Cathedral

With Christian roots

Throughout your visit to Oran, you will see that the majority of its monuments fall into three large groups: those built by the Berber civilization before the arrival of the Europeans, those constructed under the Spanish crown and those erected during the era of French colonization. In this respect, the Sacred Heart Cathedral (Cathédrale du Sacré-Cœur) was a product of the Spanish rule in Oran: it was built in Kahina square, one of the busiest, most popular and attractive central squares of the town centre. It is a truly remarkable building which will certainly impress you. Although it is currently a public library, which you can go enter to view the interior, the façade retains the arch and towers decorated with blue and white sculptures, still with the original motifs. The ochre colour, so typical of the African area, contrasts with the Iberian architectural style creating a truly unique blend of the two.

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