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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
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
Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

The main square of Oran has two spectacular buildings. One of them is the elegant Opera House ( opened in 1908) and the other the Town Hall, both built by the French at the end of the 19th century. The statue of the winged angel...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Very pleasent and very secure to walk on foot. Feelt safe all around the center town. And all very well covert by the local police. Not much turist around but hope that this might change ..beautiful city with a lot to evolve

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sergio C
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

Date of experience: January 2018
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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

Date of experience: December 2017
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank SheriLaizer
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...

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank 548michaelc
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.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank _m_sekfal
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

Date of experience: November 2015
Reviewed 17 July 2015

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

Date of experience: July 2015
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.

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank KGB777
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