Travel to Constantine in Algeria. Constantine, also spelled Qacentina or Kasantina, Arabic: Blad el-Hawa is the capital of Constantine Province in Northeast Algeria. During Roman times it was called Cirta and was renamed “Constantina” in honor of emperor Constantine the Great. It was the capital of the same-named French dípartement until 1962. Slightly inland, it is about 80 kilometers (50 miles) from the Mediterranean coast, on the banks of the Rhumel river.Regarded as the capital of eastern Algeria and the centre of its region, Constantine has a population of 448,374 (1,000,000 with the agglomeration), making it the third largest city in the country after Algiers and Oran. There are museums and important historical sites around the city (one of the most beautiful is the Palais du Bey, in the Casbah).It is often referred to as the “City of Bridges” due to the numerous picturesque bridges connecting the mountains the city is built on.The city is framed by a deep ravine and has a dramatic appearance. The city is very picturesque with a number of bridges and a viaduct crossing the ravine. In the nearby are the Roman city of Tiddis and the megalithic monuments and burial grounds at Djebel Mazala Salluste.
Airport: CZL Mohamed Boudiaf International Airport Cities in Algeria