Tourist Attraction in Algiers: Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique
Notre Dame d'Afrique (Our Lady of Africa) is a Roman Catholic basilica in Algeria, It was Louis-Antoine-Augustin Pavy, who served as the Bishop of Algiers from 1846 to 1866, who paved the way for its construction. The basilica was inaugurated in 1872, after fourteen years of construction. It was founded by Charles Lavigerie. Its architect, Jean-Eugéne Fromageau, who had been appointed the chief architect for ecclesiastical buildings in French Algeria in 1859, employed a Neo-Byzantine style.