Other Activities

The El Kantara bridge is a popular attraction in Constantine. This national attraction was commissioned in 1863 and is the oldest bridge in the city. It stands at a height of 125 meters and looks like a nice place for bungee jumping, however there is no known provider of the services in the area. You can talk a stroll on it for sightseeing and mingle with its other site-seeing visitors.

Go Siteseeing on Sidi M’cid Bridge, this bridge was designed by French engineer Ferdinand Arnodin. Notable as the highest bridge in the world for about 17 years from when it was officially opened to traffic in 1912 up until 1929. The bridge measures 175m above Rhumel River. This iconic monument is a 164m-long hybrid suspension bridge with cable stays making it a prime spot for many fun activities. For instance it offers breathtaking views of the town and the gorge below; it also serves as links to the Casbah to the Sidi M’Cid Hills on the other side of town. You can’t afford to miss this site on your visit.

The palace of Hajj Ahmed, the bey or ruler of Constantine from 1826, is one of the finest Ottoman-era buildings in the country. With a series of courtyards surrounded by tiled arcades, it is filled with gardens of palm and orange trees, and decorated with Tunisian and French tiles and murals depicting Ahmed’s pilgrimage to Mecca.

Ahmed’s enjoyment of this wonderful place was short-lived. Two years after he moved in, the French chased him out and turned the palace into their headquarters and with independence the Algerian military moved in and set up camp.

Regional Theater of Constantine, Main theatre in Constantine showing acts from Medina times to preserve history and culture in the area.

The Tramway, Looking for an exhilarating fun time in Constantine, then look no further than the tramway. Take a ride on the cable car and enjoy breathtaking views of the city from up in the air. This aerial tramway was launched in June 2008 and is a firm favourite of many visitors to the city.

Constantinian cuisine is characterized by a wealth derived from terrestrial and marine production.

It is essentially Mediterranean and Saharan kitchen. It offers a variety of dishes component season, which gives a very diverse culinary palette. This cuisine that appeals to a multitude of products, still remains that of vegetables wheat and lentils that have always occurred in abundance in the country, once called “Grenier of Rome” then “Grenier of Europe. “In addition, the rich history of constantine contributed to the delivery of an abundance of native dishes from different periods and regions. Indeed, the conquest of Algeria was one of the main factors of exchange between the different peoples (Berbers, Arabs, Turks, Jews, Andalusian, and French). Among all specialties available in constantine, the most famous are the couscous, also recognized as a national dish, chekhchoukha which is probably the most famous at all in the city. There are almost zero books devoted to it, the constantinian cuisine is mainly relayed orally from generation to generation.