We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The Mechouar is an enormous walled enclosed containing a restored mosque, a shop selling "artisanat" from all over, and a recently restored Zianide palace with impressive cut-tile decoration throughout. Apparently, the Algerian artisans collaborated with some from Fez in the many years it took to...More
An amazing palace.. with an interesting history, we took beautiful photos .. guides are helpful,we got a discount because we were more than 10 and had students among us. There were many models with traditional fancy tlemcenian clothings .. the place takes you away in...More
Welcome break after long walk in from Hotel Ibis. The museum has small display of women's costumes that shows mutual influences of western and oriental design at time when French fascinated by Algeria.
View from ramparts great.
Tourism office is opposite but easy to miss...More
The palace is so beautiful and interesting place to visit! We visit last summer Alhambra in Spain and Citadelle et Palais El Mechouar looks like one of the palaces of Alhambra, but the visit is SO much cheaper! There are also some interesting items of...More
There has been some extensive restoration work on the palace structure inside the citadel and it is now looking in pretty good shape. The citadel walls are quite imposing and can be admired from outside. Apart from the palace there isn't much else of interest...More
The exterior of El Mechouar is great and well preserved. It's a nice area to walk around as well. However, the excitement of visiting a citadel wears off very quickly once you enter. There is not much to see and the interior is more so...More
Palace has been restored after the French destroyed it. The stucco and tile work in the interior is incredible. There was an exhibition of exquisite women's period costumes in the Palace. Beautifully displayed. Excellent view overlooking the city from the fortress. One can easily spend...More