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Alexandria Attractions

Alexandria, the Mediterranean’s bride, offers a plethora of attractions to explore. It was founded by Alexander the Great. It was ruled by Queen Cleopatra. The birth and early history of Alexandria is littered with well-known names. The Great Library of Alexandria and the gigantic Pharos Lighthouse, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, were located in this brilliant gem of a city on the Mediterranean.

Alexandria was a bohemian tourist destination in more recent times, from the late 19th century through the 1950s, with a glittering cast of writers, poets, and painters who made the city their home. Despite the fact that, unlike Cairo and Luxor, Alexandria has few genuine ancient sites and things to do, it is one of the finest places to visit in Egypt for capturing a sense of days gone by grandeur. Our list of the best attractions and things to do in Alexandria will help you plan your vacation.

 

The Royal Jewelry Museum

The Jewellery Museum is a two-story home that belonged to Princess Fatma Al-Zahraa, an Egyptian Royal family member, and was decorated to her liking ...

Alexandria National Museum

The National Museum of Alexandria, originally a palace, functioned as a gathering place for Alexandria's royalty and merchant class hierarchy. The ...

Roman Amphitheater at Kom el-Dikka

Nobody gave much consideration to the old debris pile in central Alexandria until it was decided to remove the land in the 1960s to make room for ...

Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Library)

The contemporary re-imagining of Alexandria's historic Great Library is the first stop for most tourists to Alexandria. The Bibliotheca Alexandrina ...

El-Mursi Abul-Abbas Mosque

The El-Mursi Abul-Abbas Mosque in Alexandria is a well-known mosque devoted to the Alexandrine Sufi saint el-Mursi Abul Abbas. El-Morsy Abul-Abbas ...

The Catacombs of Kom Esh-Shokafa

Between the ancient settlements of Karmuz and Minia el-Bassal is the rocky plateau of Kom Esh-Shogafa. The town and fishing port of Rhakotis, ...

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 ...

Pompey’s Pillar

The pillar is considered the largest ancient monument in Alexandria. It is rising from the ruins of the ancient and famous secretion(temple of ...

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