Algeria: Basilique Notre-Dame d’Afrique in Algiers

Basilique Notre-Dame d’Afrique is a grand catholic cathedral built by the French in the late 19th century when Algiers was a French colony. The basilica stands on a hill in the western part of town with spectacular views of the Mediterranean and the bay of Algiers, as well as it’s ancient Casbah of Algiers. The building is in the Neo-Byzantine style and is very similar to the Basilica of Marseilles which is located almost exactly across the sea on the European side.