Named in honor of emperor Constantine the Great, Constan... - Secret World

Costantina, Algeria

by Ramona Klinsky


Named in honor of emperor Constantine the Great, Constantine is often referred to as the “City of Bridges” due to the numerous picturesque bridges connecting the mountains the city is built on. Clinging to the cliffs above the Rhumel River gorge, which plunges hundreds of feet below the city, Constantine takes your breath away with its houses placed on the very tip of the precipice. This incredible cliff-side town is home to Ottoman palaces, an Oscar Niemeyer-designed university, and ornate hotels from the French colonial era. Still not a huge tourist destination, Constantine in Algeria offers a beautiful, spectacular and stunning sightseeing. Tourists, still not much there, are usually received with warmth and a genuine curiosity.