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Spanish and Othomon cross civilizations!

My Chinese friend and I went to both Santa Cruz Fortress and Virgin Mary Statue, it's a historic... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Oran, Algeria
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Amazing gem

Really great place for a day out or simply to have a great panoramic view of Oran. We really... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
Silvia C
London, United Kingdom
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Oran 46000, Algeria
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

My Chinese friend and I went to both Santa Cruz Fortress and Virgin Mary Statue, it's a historic place rich of history and knowledge, taken by Spanish and Othomon, and lastly French civilizations. Although, it needs more attention and care for a better experience, it's...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Really great place for a day out or simply to have a great panoramic view of Oran. We really recommend the guided tour (in French) as it would give you a much better understanding of the history of the fort over its 500 years since...More

Thank Silvia C
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Definitely a must see when in Oran , beautiful, with a city and sea view, constructed in the 16th century

Thank Rihab B
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Perfect view you czn see how this town is so much wondrrful from up there . And know more about its history and culture

Thank Mohamed S
Reviewed 6 January 2018

You can see the fort from most places in Oran. It is located on the Lion mountain in the north east part of the city. I wanted to go to the fort on foot but a lady at the reception in Sofihotel advised not to...More

1  Thank Shimnik
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The setting for the opening of the French film, Un Balcon sur la Mer starring Jean DuJardin - a revisit after the war to Oran. Under renovation so could not access the chapel itself in September 2017

Thank Sheri L
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This ancient stone fort offers breathtaking views of the city and the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. There is parking available right below in front of a lovely statue of Santa Maria. A not overly steep path brings you up to the fort on foot in under...More

4  Thank Hexy
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely visit to the old fort. The guide was excellent and able to answer our questions convincingly. View was beautiful and we got a new perspective on this amazing city.

1  Thank LaarQ
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Best view of Oran city , site every secure . Take with you some water and snaked if it is hot, no shops available

Thank mouis
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Very nice place. It's a must see. It's the most important place to visit. It gives you a good idea about the history about the Spanish culture and influence.

Thank Miloud A
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Charlotte N
8 April 2018|
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Half an hour. Taxi