Local traditions and culture in Algeria

  • Lovely tea at the restaurant Scusi.
    Lovely tea at the restaurant Scusi.
    by Dizzyhead
  • Local Customs
    by Dizzyhead
  • Tea!!! Jalla jalla!
    Tea!!! Jalla jalla!
    by Dizzyhead

Most Viewed Local Customs in Algeria

  • Svillegas's Profile Photo

    Guerba: the water is conserved fresh!!!!!

    by Svillegas Written Sep 30, 2002

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    At first it could result a little impressive, but after a pair of days drinking ambient temperature water, and you taste the water is inside the guerba, no matter where it comes from, you preffer the guerba's!!!!

    Was this review helpful?

  • Svillegas's Profile Photo

    The three teas

    by Svillegas Updated Sep 24, 2002

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This is one of the things I most enjoyed. The tea hour. Traditonaly there are three of them, always in the same order.

    The first: Strong like life
    The second: Bitter like dead
    The third: Sweet like love

    If you only want to take one, for politeness you should wait for the last, considered for them like the worse (for a european taste it is less heavy than the others, and it is very, very good)

    It is not easy to make the tea properly, it is a long and calm ceremony where the nervous and hurries don't have an invitation. If you have the opportunity to sea the preparation take profit of it and enjoy one of the traditions of the country.

    Was this review helpful?

  • jubbleguff's Profile Photo

    In Algeria, Arabic is the...

    by jubbleguff Updated Aug 25, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    In Algeria, Arabic is the official language. Greetings are often cordial and genuine, usually a handshake and an embrace (between members of the same sex). Algerians frequently use hand gestures during conversations. It is considered impolite to point directly at someone. Men and women tend to socialize separately.

    Was this review helpful?

  • tini58de's Profile Photo

    Mozabite traditions

    by tini58de Updated Apr 4, 2011

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Ghardaia is known for its Mozabite inhabitants - a Berber tribe belonging to the Islamic group of the Kharejites - and you can see many women covered completely - except for one eye!

    Was this review helpful?

  • hassan_abu's Profile Photo

    Desert Pass

    by hassan_abu Written Oct 19, 2002

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    You need a desert pass if you are travelling in the deseet. Obtain one form the nearest police station if you can find any.

    Was this review helpful?

  • tini58de's Profile Photo

    Algeria is an Islamic country,...

    by tini58de Written Aug 26, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Algeria is an Islamic country, so one should respect this by not wearing shorts or tops or clothes, that show too much skin! Besides - the sun is so strong, that covering the body makes sense!!!!

    Was this review helpful?

Algeria Hotels

See all 12 Hotels in Algeria

Top Algeria Hotels

Algiers Hotels
138 Reviews - 481 Photos
Oran Hotels
30 Reviews - 183 Photos
Birkhadem Hotels
See nearby hotels
Cheraga Hotels
See nearby hotels
Reghaia Hotels
See nearby hotels
Blida Hotels
See nearby hotels
Arzew Hotels
See nearby hotels
Timimoun Hotels
14 Reviews - 56 Photos
Tamanrasset Hotels
21 Reviews - 63 Photos
Setif Hotels
1 Review - 12 Photos
Ouled Fayet Hotels
See nearby hotels
Mostaganem Hotels
5 Reviews - 21 Photos
Kolea Hotels
See nearby hotels
Hammam Meskoutine Hotels
28 Reviews - 61 Photos
El Kala Hotels
7 Reviews - 24 Photos

Instant Answers: Algeria

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

90 travelers online now


Algeria Local Customs

Reviews and photos of Algeria local customs posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Algeria sightseeing.
Map of Algeria