Our Touristic Sites

Descriptive presentation of tourist qualifications
Hiking and roaming:

In Saida, there are some places that happy families go to for picnics and recreation, including:
– Riyadh Park, which has facilities for playing and recreation.
– The public park August 20 is located in the city center.
– The Eagle Forest is dedicated to picnics, sightseeing tours and practicing sports in it
Also, several fresh water sources abound with archaeological, historical and cultural landmarks, such as Al-Ain Al-Zarqa….

Natural locations:

The natural sites of Saida are a journey in the masterpieces of scenery that sends a luster that enchants you from the first sight, and you find yourself drawn to plunge into the arms of its captivating nature. Among the most important natural sites that invite you to visit:

The ogabne forest, which is usually called “Old Saida”, is located at the southern exit of the city via National Road No. 06, and occupies a total area of 35 hectares, famous for its sweet and fresh springs that feed the Saida Valley that passes through it. Families looking for comfort away from the noise of the city, in addition to sports enthusiasts who flock to it in groups since the first morning threads, especially as it mediates the urban surroundings of the state, which embodies the idea of bringing tourism closer to the citizen, as it is the most important area in the state, making it among the first tourist destinations.

The area of Hount is 50 km away from the state, located in the northwest of the state within the borders of Sidi Bel Abbes city, administratively affiliated to the Daira of Sidi Boubacar. It is distinguished by its forests and valley, from which it took its name, Wad Hount, in addition to the presence of the remains of ancient civilizations, which are Roman ruins, 7 km from the headquarters of the city of Hount Fabulous landscape paintings.

Tafernet forest belonging Sidi Amar city, about 22 km away from Saida, characterized by charming nature and wonderful mountain heights, extending over the surrounding mountain range, and includes vast forests and spacious green meadows.

The “Merdja” area located in the municipality of Dhoui Thabet and administratively affiliated to the Youb district on the national road No. 93 towards Sidi Bel Abbes city, which is 19 km from the city of Saida, with a vast area of 768.5 hectares, characterized by its dense forests, which makes it a destination for lovers of eco-tourism, camping and fishing. It is classified as an area Tourist expansion under Executive Decree No. 232/88 of November 05, 1988.
In addition to the availability of natural tourist attractions in both Sidi Ahmed El-Zaqai and Tifrit.

Historical and cultural aspect:

Tifrit Caves: They are located in the Wilayat of Saida, in the municipality of Ain Al-Sultan, in the district of Ouled Ibrahim, on the national road No. 92 in the direction of Tiaret. This site is classified within the national list of archaeological sites and monuments and was classified on 09/11/1996 under No. 52.
These caves are classified as seven (07) with thick archaeological layers on the surface, in which artifacts and pottery pieces were found in some aspects, with various rock drawings that reflect the way of living, practices and dealing with nature. They were used as shelters in the prehistoric era by peoples.

Timzwein site: It is located northwest of the state of Saida, the village of Maata, 12 km from the municipality of Yobe, in the direction of Sidi Boubacar, on the state road No. 15 and 1 km in the northeast of the village of Maat. This site is classified within the national list of archaeological sites and monuments and was classified on 12/08 1999 under No. 87.
This site is located in the heights of Wadi Barbour, surrounded by a double wall, like a fortress in the city below.

Ain Al-Manea Cave: It is located in the southwest of the city of Saida, 24 km away from it and 3 km from the north-eastern side on State Road 48. This site is classified within the national list of archaeological sites and monuments and was classified on 12/8/1999 under No. 87.
On the Valley of Ain Al-Manea, there is a rocky elevation of 150 meters in length and 50 meters in width, closed on its eastern and southern facades, with steep slopes of 5 to 6 meters. The area that includes the site is estimated at one hectare.
The presence of prehistoric peoples in Ain al-Manea is a proven fact, as polished rocks are located on the banks of the valley. This station is considered a workshop. The site includes prehistoric shelters, archaeological remains and bone remains on the facade of the shelters, and drawings representing scenes of hunting, ostriches and deer were found in it.

Wadi Saida Cave: This cave is located on the southern side of the city of Saida, 3 km from the National Road No. 06, adjacent to the Mahjar, on the left side of Wadi Saida. No. 87.
It occupies an area of 9 m2 and contains a hallway, a wide entrance, and two rooms. Various antiques were found in it, which are now in the Zabana Museum in Oran. This cave was used as shelters in the prehistoric era by the peoples

Sundial: This masterpiece dates back to 1935 in the month of April, at the initiative of Dr. REHM Marsel, who was the mayor of the city (1931-1935).

The sundial is located in the center of Happy City. It is a day timer device, with a cube shape consisting of several points and lines drawn on a rectangular marble plate with a block of the same material in the middle horizontally at a right angle to the surface of the watch. Thus, the time is determined from the length of its shadow resulting from the occurrence of rays The sun is on it, as it leaves a moving shadow on the points and lines, and thus it is based on the movement of the shadow as a key factor in determining the time.

The importance of this watch lies in the fact that it is a rare antique. The history of this type of watch dates back to 3500 BC. The sundial is the first invention related to telling time and Muslims used it inside mosques to determine prayer times.