Tipaza is in Northwest Algeria.


First a Punic trade post, the Romans expanded it into a military colony named Tipasa. The colony was destroyed by the Vandals in the 5th century and Arabs in the 8th, and the modern city of Tipaza was established there in 1857. Today the city of 25,000 inhabitants is one of Algeria's most popular tourist destinations thanks to its ruins.

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Tipaza is about 50 km west of the capital Algiers.


Ruins from the Roman Empire colony of Tipasa


La Corne d'Or

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