Alexandria Things to Do

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  • 1. new Library of Alexandria

    This city has historically been a site of learning, a site where cultures met, and this attracted poets and writers for thousands years. In 2002 a new library was built in order to recapture the...

  • 2. Montazah palace and gardens

    We had taken a picnic lunch - and lots of water because it was 30 degrees in October - and found a quiet spot to sit down and eat. After we finished eating we walked towards the beach. There is a path...

  • 3. Beaches

    There is beach front pretty much all around Alexandria. There are a lot of parts that are gated or fenced of for private beaches but where I was ( close to Muntazah Gardens) there was a portion of the...

  • 4. Down town area & cornich

    Despite the repressive and often brutal nature of the Egyptian state, the Egyptian Army has long been viewed as an institution of honour and pride for the people of Egypt. The country has had...

  • 5. Roman amphitheatre

    This is the most complete Roman ruin in Egypt. It was a small amphitheatre used for music and the reading of poetry and dates from the 2nd century AD. Other ruins have been excavated on the site....

  • 6. Mosques and islamic sites

    The The Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque was originally built by algerians in the 1775, it was built over the tomb of the thirteenth century Murcia Andalusan saint. but since then it has been renovated...

  • 7. museums

    Visited the museum as part of a tour group, and as a museum professional I was keen to see the exhibits and the museum layout. The museum itself is impressive from the outside, being as it was...

  • 8. Pompey's Pillar

    It was a close call, this could have been in 'Tourist Traps'. It's pretty well advertised as such, and expecting little I took a walk and investigated. Talking a walk through a new city with a...

  • 9. fort of Qaitbey

    The citadel also known as fort Qaitbey is an impressive building, but what made it somehow magic for me was the fact that here the ancent lighthouse of Alexandria was located. The forth was built in...

  • 10. kom el shokafa catacombs

    Though we are talking about tombs the Kom El Shugafa can be considered a marvel of technology and also art. They have been built in the 1st centurt DC and the are known as the largest Roman buriel...

  • 11. Greco Roman monuments

    The Roman-Greek Monuments or the Greco-Roman monuments is situated in a square in Mostafa Kamel. It was built by the Greek architect Dinocrates in 332-331 BC in the old village of Rhakotis as ordered...

  • 12. Alex shipyard.

    Alexandria is the primary port of Egypt. There is a place in Alex wherein small boats have to docked at the seashore. Very colourful. Most of the small boats are used for fishing and I learned that...

  • 13. Diving center

    Nice place on the beach .. center for diving , but also there are other activities like Safari, wind, surf, skiing, fishing and dancing too. About Diving: you can check out 11000 archeological under...

  • 14. Anfushi tombs

    The Anfushi tombs These limestone tombs, which date from about 250 BC, are painted to simulate alabaster and marble. They are decorated with pictures of Egyptian gods and daily life, along with...

  • 15. Dewey Decimal System?

    The Alexandria Library is a library, exhibition and cultural center aspiring to revive the glory of the ancient library of Alexandria.There is so much to see...

  • 16. Bridge or Palace?

    About half way between Montaza and Qait Bay Fort there is an inlet called Stanley Bay. The original road; El-gaish Road; went around it. Now there is the...

  • 17. Coptic Orthodox Partiarchate

    Ten percent of Egyptians are Copts, descendants of the Christians who inhabited Egypt at since the first centuries of Christendom. As the Copts were present in...

  • 18. Caracomb of Komel- Shokafa

    Our final stop today is at the Catacomb of Komel – ShokafaHere we descend several floors into the damp dark cavern, which was the buriel chamber for the royals....

  • 19. The Amazing Blue Water

    The sea is so beautiful around Alexandria. It is the country's largest seaport, serving about 80% of Egypt's imports and exports. Alexandria extends about 32 km...

  • 20. El Salamalik Palace

    Nest we visit El Salamalik PalaceOriginally it was built as a hunting lodge for Khidive Abbas Helmi 11 and his Hungro- Austrian mistress .The grounds were...

  • 21. Visiting a Mosque in Alexandria

    Our first stop is The Mosque.The Attarine Mosque is located in the middle of this unique area, on Attarine Mosque Street. Originally a church dedicated to Saint...

  • 22. Pompeii Pillar

    Pompeii PillarAll that remains of this huge temple is one huge red granite pillar, two sphinx and some ruins.The temple was built in 207AD for the Roman Emperor...

  • 23. Alexandria today

    Today Alexandria is a mix of cultures including Greek , Roman and Egytion. There is a rich and a very poor population but not much in between. On the east side...

  • 24. Daytrip to Alexandria

    Thanks to our driver our trip which was to take 3 hours turned out to be a short 2 hours .It was a great highway , but I wouldn’t want to drive it as the rules...

  • 25. The Roman Catacombs.

    In the 2nd century AD the Roman Catacombs were dug beneath the surface of Alexandria.Approx. 1750 years later a gentleman was walking with his donkey when the...

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