Oh so many fabulous sights of North Africa ... where to start? And for the purpose of this article North Africa means Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco and Western Sahara. Let's take a whirlwind tour of just some of the most magnificent, wonderful and splendid sights of North Africa.
1 Sahara Desert
The massive Sahara Desert is one of the most amazing sights of North Africa. It actually spreads across Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Chad, Sudan, Mali, Mauritania, Western Sahara, Niger and Egypt.
2 Sidi Bou Saïd, Tunisia
The very pretty white and blue town has become an artist's enclave.
3 Hoggar Mountains, Algeria
4 Colors of Tunisia
Tunisia is a country where you find strong and beautiful colors everywhere.
5 Bab El Bahr, Tunis, Tunisia
El Bab Bhar also known as the Porte de France and the Sea Gate is one of the gates of the Medina. It marks the separation between the Medina and the European city.
6 Basilica of St. Augustine and Hippone, Annaba, Algeria
The cathedral is one of the many glorious Christian sights of North Africa.
7 The Roman Ruins of Carthage, Tunisia
A center of power and master of Mediterranean trade in Hellenistic times, the ancient ruins of this legendary city are now in a suburb of Tunis.
8 Central Post Office, Algiers, Algeria
Fabulous Moorish architecture isn’t just reserved for mosques.
9 Salt Mausoleum at Chott El Jerid, Tozeur, Tunisia
The mausoleum sits in the Sahara Desert's largest single salt pan.
10 Sbeïtla, Tunisia
Once a flourishing ancient city, the spectacular remains are among the best Roman ruins in the world.
11 Riad, Morocco
If you are going to Morocco a Riad is a wonderful choice of place to stay. A riad is a large traditional house built around a central courtyard, sometimes converted to a hotel, or the smaller ones are let as villas.
12 Atlas Mountains
This awesome mountain range spans across Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.
13 Hammamet, Tunisia
With its distinct Southern Mediterranean feel, it’s no wonder the Tunisian coast is hugely popular for sunshine holidays.
14 Mosque of Uqba Bin Nafe, Kairouan, Tunisia
One of the oldest mosques of Arab world.
15 Chebika Oasis, Tunisia
If you're going to visit the desert, you must visit an oasis too.
16 Plage Toche, Annaba, Algeria
Did you expect to see gorgeous beaches among the sights of North Africa?
17 Benghazi, Libya
The second largest city in Libya.
18 Essouira, Morocco
The "white city" of Essaouira is a charming and authentic city, situated on the Atlantic coast, where you can still find many traces of the past contains a mix of Arabic, Berber, African and European influences.
19 The Menara Gardens, Marrakech, Morocco
The original gardens date back to the 12th century.
20 Local Villages
This picture happens to be in Tunisia but they are charming villages all over the countries of North Africa.
21 Dougga, Tunisia
A second-century outpost established by the Roman conquerors about 60 miles due west of Tunis.
22 Salt Lakes, Tozeur, Tunisia
The amazing landscape of Tunisia made it perfect for the location of many scenes of the Star Wars movies.
23 Fez, Morocco
One of the great cities of Morocco.
24 Djemila, Algeria
A small mountain village where some of the best preserved Berbero-Roman ruins in North Africa are found.
25 Arch of Septimius Severus, Lepcis Magna, Libya
I really did not know there were so many magnificent ancient ruins in North Africa.
26 Roman Theatre, Sabratha, Libya
Some of the ruins are huge.
27 Algiers, Algeria
The Algerian capital is as splendiferous as a capital should be.
28 Sidi Bou Makhlouf Mausoleum, El Kef, Tunisia
The tomb of the Patron Saint of El Kef.
29 Constantine, Algeria
The third largest city in Algeria has lots of museums and important historical sites. One of the most beautiful is the Palais du Bey, in the casbah). Constantine It is often referred to as the "City of Bridges" due to the numerous picturesque bridges connecting the mountains the city is built on.
30 Place Du 7 Novembre 1987 Clocktower, Tunis, Tunisia
the square is named for a coup d’état.
31 Pirate Ship in Sousse Harbor, Tunisia
The ship provides tourist trips around the pretty harbor.
32 The African Colosseum, El Djem, Tunisia
The monument of El Jem is one of the most accomplished examples of Roman amphitheater in the world.
33 Mausoleum of Bourguiba, Monastir, Tunisia
The tomb of former President Habib Bourguiba , the father of Tunisian independence, who died on April 6, 2000.
34 Tin Khilqa, Libya
Libya has a real variety of Saharan landscapes and desert features.
35 Duiret, Tunisia
Duiret is a beautiful derelict village near Tataouine.
36 Old Port of Bizerte, Tunisia
Bizerte is the old and most European city in Tunisia.
37 Monastir, Tunisia
Traditionally a fishing port, Monastir is now a major tourist resort.
38 Hammam Essalhine, Algeria
Hammam Essalihine (Aquae Flavianae) is an ancient Roman Bath situated in the Aures Mountains.
39 Mosaic of Venus and Centaurs, Bulla Regia, Tunisia
40 Sidi Soufi Mosque, Bejaia, Algeria
41 M'Zab Valley, Algeria
The Mzab Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, cited as an intact example of traditional human habitat perfectly adapted to the environment. There are 5 beautiful fortified villages in the valley.
42 Mosque of the Seven Sleepers, Tunisia
The Mosque of the Seven Sleepers is a strange place. Unusually long tombs dominate the graveyard near the mosque. The legend goes that 7 Christians were imprisoned by the Romans at this spot, and locked away for 400 years. When they were let out, they had grown to heights of about 4 meters. The 7 men could not find rest in death, before they had converted to Islam. After conversion, they died and were buried here in full length.
43 Umm-al-Maa, Libya
In the desert of Libya in the Idehan Ubari dunes are several salt water lakes. One of the most beautiful lakes among them is the Umm al-Maa Lake. Umm al-Maa means Mother of Water.
44 Djerba, Tunisia
This gorgeous Mediterranean coast location is known as the island of a thousand mosques.
45 Chefchaouen, Morocco
Morocco's blue city
46 Maqam Echahid, Algiers, Algeria
The Maqam Echahid is an iconic concrete monument commemorating the Algerian war for independence.
47 Atlas Mountains
The Atlas Mountains is a mountain range across the northwestern stretch of Africa extending about 2,500 km through Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.
48 Natural Arch, Legzira Beach, Morocco
49 Tadrart Acacus, Libya
7000 Years Ago Saharan Africans Milked Cows, Made Cheese. A rock art image, between 5,000 and 8,000 years old, depicts domesticated cattle.
50 Ouzoud Waterfalls, Morocco
Ouzoud Waterfalls are located 150 km northeast of Marrakech,
I'm sorry to stop it there. I'd love to share so many other sights of North Africa but it will be much more fun if you go off and visit them in person.
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