Le chef de la résistance populaire de 1871 Mohamed El Mokrani s’y était retranché face aux assauts de l’armée de l’occupation française qui avait fini par occuper cette place forte y apportant plusieurs modifications pour ses besoins militaires.
Bordj Bou Arreridj – The Castle El Mokrani downtown Bordj Bou Arreridj, was reopened to visitors Tuesday on the occasion of the Heritage Month celebration after a restore operation that lasted nearly ten (10 ) years. monument major national archaeological heritage, the castle is a favorite tourist attraction and a cultural space called welcome including various exhibitions, this monument was built on a rock 15 meters high under the reign of Hassan Ben Kheireddine Pasha, to Ottoman times about the year 1525. Overlooking the whole region, it has long served as the monitoring station. The head of the Popular Resistance 1871 Mohamed El Mokrani it was fortified against the assaults of the French occupation army had finally take this stronghold are making several changes to its military needs