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There are numerous reasons why this place is a landmark in the city. Find out what they are!

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The Casbah Fortress

Cliffs and so much more

Situated on the cliffs which look out over the sea, the Casbah Fortress (Citadelle de la Casbah) perches on the cliff tops as if trying to escape from the map. Well-protected by a surrounding wall, this settlement exudes the history of the city it once was, based on defence from possible attacks and invasions coming from the sea. The stone-paved streets which surround the buildings continue to maintain and show Oran’s true idiosyncratic character, this haphazard city, a result of the cultural intermingling of a generous handful of Berber cultures which, once, mixed with the Spanish and French civilizations. In fact, inside the building is the Puerta de España (the Spanish Door), one of the most important architectural symbols of the city. As the sun sets over the sea you will see one of the most attractive sunsets you could ever imagine. If we had to recommend one thing, it would be to wander around the area to see night falling gently over the casbah.



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