Oran is a city of 600,000+ people in Northwest Algeria.

Chapelle Santa Cruz


Oran's beautiful sea shore, constructed under French rule, was inspired by Nice's seafront. It consists of a long boulevard lined with cafés, restaurants, and ice cream shops. The boulevard also offers a splendid view of the sea, the harbour, Santa Cruz and the cliffs ("les Falaises"). It has been renamed "Boulevard de l'ALN" by the government after the independence but it is still called Front de Mer by the locals.

Get in

By plane

Oran Es Sénia Airport (IATA: ORN) while not as large as Algiers' airport, it is still serviced by several international airlines including:

By train

Oran districts
Oran railway station

Oran is at the western terminus of the Algerian rail network, operated by SNTF. There is a line continuing towards Marocco but it has been closed for decades due to political conflict. Trains from the capital Algiers are plentiful however with several services daily. Other cities along the Mediterranean coast as well as cities in regional towns n Northwest Algeria has trains to Oran. Additional routes include an overnight train from Bechar, deep into the Sahara and about halfway from Mauritania.

All longdistance trains terminates at   Gare Centrale d'Oran on Rue Mankour Mahi Michel.

By bus

11 Which will take you from the east to west of the city. From Hai El Sabah to Place 1er Novembre 51 From USTO UNIVERSITY to M'Dina Jdida U From Senia UNIVERSITY to M'Dina Jdida P1 From City center ( Lycée lotfi ) to Canastel ( ORAN EAST )

By boat

One can also reach Oran by ferries from the ports of Marseilles, Sète, Alicante and Almería, via the national company Algérie Ferries.

Get around

Mosque of Hassan Basha



Le Marché de Medina Jedida with art products





Oran's nightlife is among the most thriving in the continent. The city has always been the capital of Algeria's parties and music. All night long, plenty of nightclubs, bars and cabarets are opened and offer music, dance and partying in the city area seafront, called La Corncihe which runs from the city's Front de Mer to the neighbouring cities of Aïn El Turk, Bou Sfer and El Ançor. All kinds of nightclubs can be found, from the very posh Atmosphère at the Sheraton Hotel that attracts now international DJs such as David Vendetta to more popular ones in the Corniche. Les Pins d'Or, SunHouse and Le Murdjadjo among others.


Santa Cruz Fort overlooking the harbor




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