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La Cathedrale du Sacre Coeur

Boulevard Hammou Bou Tlelis, Oran, Algeria
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I love this library! Yes, it's a library, not a cathedral anymore...

It's so overwhelming, spacious, and rich of history, it used to be a cathedral before getting... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
MABoubekri
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Oran, Algeria
Public library now

It is good that the cathedral is saved and preserved. Unfortunately, St Louis church is in... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Shimnik
,
Delft, The Netherlands
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Boulevard Hammou Bou Tlelis, Oran, Algeria
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's so overwhelming, spacious, and rich of history, it used to be a cathedral before getting transformed to a public library, I remember I used to go there to study for my high school final exam few years back! You definitely need to visit the...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

It is good that the cathedral is saved and preserved. Unfortunately, St Louis church is in different situation... Since most of the Christians left Algeria after independence, the cathedral was not used. The local government decide to make a church in the building. It looks...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Surroundings are in decline as is the state of humanity but at least this historic building still has life in it. The grounds have become shabby - like most of Algeria it seems. The Station seemed to enjoy more care. Easy to access and reflect...More

Thank Sheri L
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

The building really in the middle of city center. Great and impressive. It is closed when I visited, I couldnt have a chance to see inside.

Thank Didem Ö
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Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

It stands out regal and serene like a post revolution French aristocrat, hanging on to its wearing out Paraphernalia, yet still charming and beautiful among the proletariat, or in this case, dying French buildings

1  Thank linda3473
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Reviewed 9 April 2015

We visited on a Friday and so the building was closed and it wasn't possible to go inside. Despite this, it's still an attractive site from outside. Some further renovation wouldn't go astray. Relatively quiet in the square outside the entrance on a Friday.

Thank KGB777
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Reviewed 24 December 2014

This is one of the most beautiful and historic buildings in Oran. Its mission is rich in symbolism and it's place in the heart of the city centre reflects its spiritual name "Sacred Heart". It was given to the people of the city by the...More

5  Thank Joseph S
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Reviewed 21 April 2013

Beautiful church, near city centre, quiet square, surprisingly the cathedral is being used as a library, it could use some renovation but special atmosphere

1  Thank Milan R
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