Learn about the history of Oran at Musee Ahmed Zabana, housing a vast collection that illustrates Algeria's cultural heritage. Browse mosaics and terracotta sculptures, and admire paintings by Algerian artists from the 20th century. The first floor tells you about the impact of the battle for independence from French rule, where the walls bear the names of locals executed during that time. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Oran holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Musee Ahmed Zabana and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Musee Ahmed Zabana Reviews
This museum didn't seem to be open to visitors when we were there in late March. The building itself is nothing particularly special, but probably the exhibits inside would make up for it if it were..... more »
It´s a nice place to visite ... You can find the history of Oran from jorassic to modern era ... Islamic ...spanish ... Turkish ... All in one place ... By the Way You can find bizzar animals in the..... more »
Quality art and very well displayed. Unlike most places in the world they did not allow photography, even without a flash. That was the only very disappointing thing. Otherwise highly recommended.
A bog standard provincial museum. Downside: acres of dusty glass cases containing miscellaneous bones, rocks and flakes of pottery, along with the same stuffed herons and pickled lizards as every other museum of its kind. Upside: moderately interesting French paintings of Oran (not good paintings, but tellingly orientalist); upstairs random ethnographic exhibits from former French colonies, and a small but well-formed collection of Algerian handicrafts (mostly Kabyle).
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