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The heart of Oran, a place where you can sit, and just look how life moves on.

My grandfather used to take my mom and her sisters to play in this square, it's the heart of Oran... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
MABoubekri
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Oran, Algeria
A beautiful and representative old architectural complex

Ex-Place d'Armes, ex-Place of Revolution, ex-Place Emil Abdelkader, today's PLACE 1 NOVEMBRE is... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2015
NICUDRAG
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Bucharest, Romania
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9 Jun 2018
“The heart of Oran, a place where you can sit, and just look how life moves on.”
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

My grandfather used to take my mom and her sisters to play in this square, it's the heart of Oran, I would say, there the two lions sculpture on your right, and the theater in front of you, there's the angel sculpture high in the...More

Thank MABoubekri
Reviewed 6 January 2018

I can imagine that during French time the square looked different. Maybe it is due to winter but the fountains did not work. It is the heart of Oran and could have been kept in better conditions. However, local hang around and you do not...More

Thank Shimnik
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Aside from the convivial homeless men sleeping there, there was not much social activity going on. The old Mairie was under restoration and invisible beneath its shrouds but a good sign that care is being taken with some of the grand old buildings meriting conservation....More

Thank Sheri L
Reviewed 12 November 2016

understand this is an important place for the Algerians, but it is really only a square with a monument.. don't expect anything more...

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Reviewed 19 April 2016

A beautiful place but very poorly maintained, it requires more attention and renovation. This is a historic gem to renovate in order to attract more visitors.

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Reviewed 19 December 2015

Ex-Place d'Armes, ex-Place of Revolution, ex-Place Emil Abdelkader, today's PLACE 1 NOVEMBRE is representing the Oran's major square and tourist attraction. It is a beautiful place and architectural complex located in the mid-town of Oran (Algeria's second town and most "European-like" one!), where are located...More

1  Thank NICUDRAG
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Photogenic central square - easy to access with tram, full of children riding ponies and other animation.

Thank ArchitectKenya
Reviewed 9 April 2015

The theatre at one end is quite attractive and the main square is nice but not exceptional. The town hall is currently undergoing renovation: perhaps when it is finished there will be more atmosphere. Visiting on a Friday it was all fairly quiet.

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Maybe tha place more importante in Oran. I was impressed of more children to play and family seated. I saw the joy of living.

2  Thank dbarletta
Reviewed 11 March 2013

A major impression of Algeria on a recent trip was just how much more interesting and spectacular than expected the city of Algiers turned out to be - and how the opposite applied to Oran. I know it's meant to be more 'lively' and 'open'...More

2  Thank HedjazTraveller2
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