Situated on the down of the Aures Mountain in front of the big south, the Biskra
village astonished the traveler till his off-hand. Since when they expect to
see the sand dunes and rocky-growled figures, they are surprised to see a huge
greening expanded imposed to the sight. A very big palm grove, a large irrigated
The city has been established on the XI century by the ZIBANS tribe, they have
fought a lot to fertilize this part of desert in order to get a better life,
now days with its orchard; its 100 000 palm trees which produce the queen of
dates DegletNour. Biskra is a prosper city between a modern & a Preserved
medina; we can visit the market place and its craft men and enjoy the freshness
of the many parks and also takes a look on the Turkish minaret which allow having
a very nice picture of the old city and the palm grove.
We can also taste he king fruit especially on the date party which take place
every autumn in the ZIBANS city.
A mosque which is the oldest Arabic Memorial in Algeria has been built on
his tomb which is still till today a place of pilgrimage.