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Surroundings are in decline as is the state of humanity but at least this historic building still... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Carcassonne Center, France
Majestic in the middle of city center

The building really in the middle of city center. Great and impressive. It is closed when I... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Istanbul, Turkey
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Boulevard Hammou Bou Tlelis, Oran, Algeria
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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

This beautiful cathedral building in downtown Oran has a very colorful facade, depicting the four Bible writers with their animal symbols. It was built between 1904-1912. After the independence, it was converted into a library. In 1996, it became the National Library.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank NesligulD
Reviewed 11 June 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank MABoubekri
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

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Shimnik
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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank SheriLaizer
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.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank 369didem_
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

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank linda3473
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.

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank KGB777
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

Date of experience: December 2014
6  Thank Joseph S
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

Date of experience: April 2013
2  Thank Milan R
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