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Alexandria Top Attractions

Alexandria top attractionsAlexandria is an old city built by Alexander the great in the 4th century B.C. As the second largest city of Egypt, Alexandria has some attractions that you need two full days to tour them. The Roman amphitheater, the catacombs, the Bombay's pillar, and the fort of Qaytbay are just some of what the city has to offer.

Kom el Shoqafa Catacombs
Kom esh-Shoqafa is a rocky plateau situated between the ancient villages of Karmuz and Minia el-Bassal. This is where the village and fishing port of Rhakotis, the oldest part of Alexandria that predates Alexander the Great, was located. This is now one of the most densely populated districts of Alexandria and where the first catacombs were discovered. Mohammad Ali Pasha used the area to defend the city and the area was destroyed in about 1850. Excavations of Kom esh-Shoqafa were started in 1892 but no catacombs were really found until Friday, September 28th, 1900. The story was made up...
El Mursi Abul Abbas Mosque
El-Mursi Abul-Abbas Mosque is a famous mosque in Alexandria, which is dedicated to the Alexandrian Sufi Emam el-Mursi Abul Abbas. Constructed in 1775 by the Algerian Sheikh Abu-El-Hassan El-Maghraby , El-Morsy Abul-Abbas Mosque was built over the tomb of the 13th century Andalusian scholar,...
The Roman Amphitheatre
Over 30 years of excavation have uncovered many Roman remains including this well-preserved theater with galleries, sections of mosaic flooring and marble seats for up to 800 spectators. In Ptolemaic times, this area was the park of pan and pleasure garden. The theater at one point may had been...
Pompay's Pillar
The pillar is considered the largest ancient monument in Alexandria.It is rising from the ruins of the ancient and famous serepion(temple of serapis). This column of red Aswan granite with a Corinthian capital, standing on a badly ruined substructure and rising to a height of almost 28m. It was...
The Qaitbay's Fort
The Qaitbay Fort in Alexandria is considered one of the most important defensive strongholds,not only in Egypt but also along the Mediterranean sea coast.It formulated an important port of the fortification system of Alex in the 15th century A.D. About 1480 A.D,The mameluk sultan Al-Ashraf...

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