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50 Postcards from North Africa That Say Wish You Here ...

By Neecey

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

Sahara DesertVia The 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

Sidi Bou Saïd, TunisiaVia cntraveler.com
The very pretty white and blue town has become an artist's enclave.

3 Hoggar Mountains, Algeria

Hoggar Mountains, AlgeriaThere is evidence of human life in the mountains (cave paintings) dating back to BCE 6000.

4 Colors of Tunisia

Colors of TunisiaVia United Colors of Tunísia
Tunisia is a country where you find strong and beautiful colors everywhere.

5 Bab El Bahr, Tunis, Tunisia

Bab El Bahr, Tunis, TunisiaVia old-picture.com
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

Basilica of St. Augustine and Hippone, Annaba, AlgeriaVia pictacular.co
The cathedral is one of the many glorious Christian sights of North Africa.

7 The Roman Ruins of Carthage, Tunisia

The Roman Ruins of Carthage, TunisiaVia cntraveler.com
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

Central Post Office, Algiers, AlgeriaVia Algiers / Alger - Algeria ...
Fabulous Moorish architecture isn’t just reserved for mosques.

9 Salt Mausoleum at Chott El Jerid, Tozeur, Tunisia

Salt Mausoleum at Chott El Jerid, Tozeur, TunisiaVia HOME SWEET WORLD: Salt Mausoleum
The mausoleum sits in the Sahara Desert's largest single salt pan.

10 Sbeïtla, Tunisia

Sbeïtla, TunisiaVia Tunisia-4446 - Sbeïtla
Once a flourishing ancient city, the spectacular remains are among the best Roman ruins in the world.

11 Riad, Morocco

Riad, MoroccoVia islamic-arts.org
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

Atlas MountainsVia Images Chebika Oasis in Tunisia ...
This awesome mountain range spans across Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.

13 Hammamet, Tunisia

Hammamet, TunisiaVia my travels so far
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

Mosque of Uqba Bin Nafe, Kairouan, TunisiaVia Mosque of Uqba Bin Nafe ...
One of the oldest mosques of Arab world.

15 Chebika Oasis, Tunisia

Chebika Oasis, TunisiaVia polopixel.com - polopixel Resources and ...
If you're going to visit the desert, you must visit an oasis too.

16 Plage Toche, Annaba, Algeria

Plage Toche, Annaba, AlgeriaVia Plage Toche
Did you expect to see gorgeous beaches among the sights of North Africa?

17 Benghazi, Libya

Benghazi, LibyaVia It's a beautiful world
The second largest city in Libya.

18 Essouira, Morocco

Essouira, MoroccoVia essaouira - Bing Images
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 Menara Gardens, Marrakech, MoroccoVia Tunisia-3132 - Pirates are Everywhere
The original gardens date back to the 12th century.

20 Local Villages

Local VillagesVia Le Maghreb (except for Algeria ...
This picture happens to be in Tunisia but they are charming villages all over the countries of North Africa.

21 Dougga, Tunisia

Dougga, TunisiaVia cntraveler.com
A second-century outpost established by the Roman conquerors about 60 miles due west of Tunis.

22 Salt Lakes, Tozeur, Tunisia

Salt Lakes, Tozeur, TunisiaVia The Most Colorful Bodies of ...
The amazing landscape of Tunisia made it perfect for the location of many scenes of the Star Wars movies.

23 Fez, Morocco

Fez, MoroccoVia Your Morocco Photos
One of the great cities of Morocco.

24 Djemila, Algeria

Djemila, AlgeriaVia Djémila - UNESCO World Heritage ...
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

Arch of Septimius Severus, Lepcis Magna, LibyaVia Arc de Septimi Sever, Lepcis ...
I really did not know there were so many magnificent ancient ruins in North Africa.

26 Roman Theatre, Sabratha, Libya

Roman Theatre, Sabratha, LibyaVia Roman Theatre, Sabratha, Libya
Some of the ruins are huge.

27 Algiers, Algeria

Algiers, AlgeriaVia Flickriver: Photos from Gaston Batistini
The Algerian capital is as splendiferous as a capital should be.

28 Sidi Bou Makhlouf Mausoleum, El Kef, Tunisia

Sidi Bou Makhlouf Mausoleum, El Kef, TunisiaVia It's a beautiful world
The tomb of the Patron Saint of El Kef.

29 Constantine, Algeria

Constantine, AlgeriaVia Constantine
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

Place Du 7 Novembre 1987 Clocktower, Tunis, TunisiaVia Place Du 7 Novembre 1987 ...
the square is named for a coup d’état.

31 Pirate Ship in Sousse Harbor, Tunisia

Pirate Ship in Sousse Harbor, TunisiaVia Tunisia-3132 - Pirates are Everywhere
The ship provides tourist trips around the pretty harbor.

32 The African Colosseum, El Djem, Tunisia

The African Colosseum, El Djem, TunisiaVia It's a beautiful world
The monument of El Jem is one of the most accomplished examples of Roman amphitheater in the world.

33 Mausoleum of Bourguiba, Monastir, Tunisia

Mausoleum of Bourguiba, Monastir, TunisiaVia Mausolée de Bourguiba
The tomb of former President Habib Bourguiba , the father of Tunisian independence, who died on April 6, 2000.

34 Tin Khilqa, Libya

Tin Khilqa, LibyaVia Panoramio - Photo of Arco ...
Libya has a real variety of Saharan landscapes and desert features.

35 Duiret, Tunisia

Duiret, TunisiaVia Iñaki Caperochipi Photography - Viajes ...
Duiret is a beautiful derelict village near Tataouine.

36 Old Port of Bizerte, Tunisia

Old Port of Bizerte, TunisiaVia Viaggi in Tunisia ! Sguardi ...
Bizerte is the old and most European city in Tunisia.

37 Monastir, Tunisia

Monastir, TunisiaVia iphone.wallpaperswiki.com
Traditionally a fishing port, Monastir is now a major tourist resort.

38 Hammam Essalhine, Algeria

Hammam Essalhine, AlgeriaVia Tour the ultimate Algeria | ...
Hammam Essalihine (Aquae Flavianae) is an ancient Roman Bath situated in the Aures Mountains.

39 Mosaic of Venus and Centaurs, Bulla Regia, Tunisia

Mosaic of Venus and Centaurs, Bulla Regia, TunisiaVia HOME SWEET WORLD

40 Sidi Soufi Mosque, Bejaia, Algeria

Sidi Soufi Mosque, Bejaia, AlgeriaThe mosques are among the most magnificent, beautiful and artistic sights of North Africa.

41 M'Zab Valley, Algeria

M'Zab Valley, AlgeriaVia M'Zab Valley
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

Mosque of the Seven Sleepers, TunisiaVia Sparkles of Life
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

Umm-al-Maa, LibyaVia 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

Djerba, TunisiaVia Djerba, the land of the ...
This gorgeous Mediterranean coast location is known as the island of a thousand mosques.

45 Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chefchaouen, MoroccoVia Untitled
Morocco's blue city

46 Maqam Echahid, Algiers, Algeria

Maqam Echahid, Algiers, AlgeriaVia North African Stone
The Maqam Echahid is an iconic concrete monument commemorating the Algerian war for independence.

47 Atlas Mountains

Atlas MountainsVia outthere. ... . . .
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

Natural Arch, Legzira Beach, MoroccoNot all the glorious natural sights of North Africa are desert related.

49 Tadrart Acacus, Libya

Tadrart Acacus, LibyaVia Discovery: Prehistoric Africans milked cows, ...
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, MoroccoVia Morocco Tours
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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