Discover the best Alexandria Attractions offered by our All-inclusive Egypt Vacation Packages. Explore the city’s history and culture, from ancient ruins to beaches and monuments. With an array of activities and experiences, you’re sure to find something that piques your interest in this beautiful coast.
Alexandria attractions come from different cultures; the city is famous for its 20-kilometer square, palm-tree-lined boulevards, and elegant hotels. Its beautiful gardens and long sandy beaches. In particular, people in the Middle East think it is one of the most beautiful places to spend the summer.
Unlike many other places in Egypt, it has a Mediterranean feel due to its culture, the weather of the warm summers, mild winters, pleasantly warm springs, and fall, and its cosmopolitan vibe. Alexandria is often called the “Pearl of the Mediterranean” because of its beauty.
Check top tourist sights of Alexandria
The Lighthouse of Alexandria was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; the Great Library was the most extensive in antiquity; and the Necropolis was one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages.
Throughout the late 19th century and into the 1950s, Alexandria hosted a who’s who of writers, poets, and artists, garnering a rep as a hippy haven for tourists. One of the most incredible places to visit in Egypt to get a feel for the grandeur of yesteryear is Alexandria, despite the fact that, in contrast to Cairo and Luxor, there are very few actual ancient sites and things to do there.
The Citadel of Qaitbay
The Mamluke Sultan Qaitaibay constructed the Citadel of Qaitbay to protect this strategic Egyptian port from other assaults; he used rubble from the collapsed lighthouse in its foundation. As early as 1480, this short fort was keeping watch over Alexandria.
Several rooms with stone walls may be explored, and you can get a great view of the Mediterranean from the top, making it one of the main Alexandria tourist attractions.
The Library of Alexandria
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is the city’s cultural hub and one of the top Alexandria tourist destinations. At its heart sits one of the world’s largest libraries and other museums devoted to preserving Alexandria’s rich history and culture.
Including the reading room, the main library’s interior can house eight million volumes.
The Roman Amphitheatre
The Roman Amphitheatre remains from the Greco-Roman era can be seen here, as the area is home to a small archaeological park. Apart from the theatre, other Roman-era buildings unearthed include baths and many villas.
The Pompey’s Pillar
The Pompey’s Pillar is one of the main Alexandria attractions; it is a nearly 27-meter-tall column of red Aswan granite with a Corinthian capital that was not erected in honor of Pompey but in 292 CE to commemorate Diocletian for providing food to the city’s starving populace following the siege.
Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa
The Catacombs of Kom el-Shoqafa can be found in the Carmous district, carved into the rock on the southern slopes of a hill. Dating back to the 2nd century CE, they are a great illustration of the unique blend of Egyptian and Greco-Roman styles characteristic of Alexandria attractions.
They were discovered in 1900 and consist of multiple tiers of sarcophagi and loculi (shelf tomb) chambers.
A visit to Montaza can do wonders for your sanity before you head back into the hustle and bustle of the city.
The Montaza Palace, with its towers reminiscent of Florentine architecture and Rococo flair, is off-limits to the public. Still, its expansive gardens are open to anyone and provide a welcome escape from the bustle of nearby Alexandria. Towards the park’s end on the shore is a little beach with a fanciful bridge leading to an even smaller island.
One of the main Alexandria attractions in the Heart of Downtown Alexandria, Near the Corniche, The broad, waterside Corniche Road in Alexandria is as much a symbol of the city as any landmark.
Walking along the Corniche, especially from the central waterfront area of Midan Saad Zaghloul to the Citadel of Qaitbey on the western edge of the Eastern Harbor, transports you back in time to the era of cosmopolitan elegance and decadence that defined this city in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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There are a lot of activities that you can do on your trip to Egypt. However, the favorites of travelers are: visit the pyramids, tour the old Cairo visiting the most emblematic places (mosques, streets, markets, etc), sailing aboard a cruise on the Nile River. Visiting and touring other cities in Egypt.
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