Memorial du Martyr, Algiers

Dedicated to the soldiers killed in the Algerian War of Independence, Memorial du Martyr occupies the grounds of an ancient fort. The memorial opened on the 20th anniversary of Algeria's independence in 1982. Reaching a height of 92 m (302 ft), it represents three palm leaves sheltering an "eternal flame." See three different statues of soldiers at the base of the palm leaves, marking different stages of the war that lasted from 1954 to 1962. Make sure to visit the museum beneath the monument, which tells the dramatic story of the war in graphic detail. To visit Memorial du Martyr on your trip to Algiers, use our Algiers trip itinerary site .
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  • On a guided tour of Algiers and stopped at the top of this hill to view the memorial. It was an interesting memorial with an (eternal Flame) that they only lit on special occasions. Not sure how that ...  more »
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  • You can walk around the monument and even step up to the last platform but you won’t be able to walk underneath the arches. The guards were quick to yell at us, nothing serious just be respectful. Ver...  more »

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