Muhafazat al Iskandariyah Things to Do

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Muhafazat al Iskandariyah Things to Do

  • Montazah palace and gardens

    Alexandria Things to Do

    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 that leads to the lighthouse, but unfortunately that path was closed so I didn't get to go to the lighthouse. There is even a bowling alley on the...

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  • new Library of Alexandria

    Alexandria Things to Do

    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 spirit of learning and openness of the ancent Biblioteca Alexandrina.

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  • Beaches

    Alexandria Things to Do

    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 beach that was open for the public. Late at night, close to 10:00 pm, we decided to stop and try out a paddle boat ride. It was nice and calming...

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  • Down town area & cornich

    Alexandria Things to Do

    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 skirmishes and problems with various neighbours, but the greatest loss of life has been in its various wars with the State of Israel, with which it currently...

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  • Roman amphitheatre

    Alexandria Things to Do

    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. These include a bath house, and villas with well-preserved mosaics.

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  • Mosques and islamic sites

    Alexandria Things to Do

    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 many times, last renovation dates back to 1943. Women cannot visit inside the Mosque but can view the mausoleum and see the mosque from behind a...

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  • museums

    Alexandria Things to Do

    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 originally an early 20th century palace built for a wealthy merchant, and the exhibits are on three floors. The objects are well-chosen but unimaginatively...

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  • Pompey's Pillar

    Alexandria Things to Do

    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 thoroughly unimportant objective comes high on my 'Things to do' list. I was in no way disappointed. Just a rocky outcrop with some semi-excavated...

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  • fort of Qaitbey

    Alexandria Things to Do

    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 the 15th century and now also hosts a naval museum. The visit is interesting, showing all the way of defense used by the solders to protect from...

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  • kom el shokafa catacombs

    Alexandria Things to Do

    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 site in Egypt. The catacombs were built to house more than 300 bodies, there is also a banqueting hall. The decorations are a a sort of fusion of Egypt,...

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  • Greco Roman monuments

    Alexandria Things to Do

    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 by Alexander the Great. The square has the Pompey's Pillar, Catacombs of Kom es-Shouqafa, the Roman Theatre or Kom Al-Dikka, and more ruins spread...

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  • Alex shipyard.

    Alexandria Things to Do

    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 some are used in transporting passengers on short distances. I am posting some photos of small boats which in a way made the shoreline part of the...

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  • Diving center

    Alexandria Things to Do

    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 water stuff: pharaoh columns, statues, a whole floor of the ancient Alex Light-house.

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  • Anfushi tombs

    Alexandria Things to Do

    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 graffiti, which also dates from the same period. They were discovered in 1901 and 1921.

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