Top 5 Attractions In Alexandria, Egypt

Harbor in Alexandria, Egypt

Harbor in Alexandria, Egypt

Egypt is one of the worlds most mysterious and exotic travel destinations, containing some of the oldest and renowned artefacts ever discovered. The port city of Alexandria rests in front of the Mediterranean and is a fascinating blend between ancient culture and modern civilization.

Getting To Alexandria

You can Fly to Alexandria directly by arriving at the El Nouzha Airport, also known as the Alexandria National Airport (ALY). From there, car services and taxis can be hired to take you directly to your accommodations.

Getting Around Alexandria

The city is easy to commute by foot, but there is also access to taxis and public transportation, buses and trams.

Tram in Alexandria, Egypt

Tram in Alexandria, Egypt

Where to Stay in Alexandria

Alexandria has many options to choose from when it comes to accommodations. Whether you are looking to take the entire family or just a romantic get an away.

Stanley Bridge, Alexandria, Egypt

Stanley Bridge, Alexandria, Egypt

These accommodations provide an authentic experience with location near some of the city’s largest attractions and is priced to suite your different budgets.

Attractions and Things to Do in Alexandria

Boats near the Citadel of Qaitbay in Alexandria, Egypt

Boats near the Citadel of Qaitbay in Alexandria, Egypt

During the Hellenistic Period, Alexandria was the home of a magnificent library and lighthouse that ranked as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina research centre

That library has since been transformed into the ultramodern, disc-shaped Bibliotheca Alexandrina research centre. Alexandria’s main tourist attraction, the 11-story library attracts over one million visitors each year and severs as a cultural centre that unites Egypt with its visitors and contains thousands of books that it is hoping to soon digitalize.

Beach near Alexandria, Egypt

Beach near Alexandria, Egypt

Pompey’s Pillar & the Temple of Serapeum

Alexandria is a city for those who love sightseeing. Pompey’s Pillar & the Temple of Serapeum is a 30 meter column that towers over the remains of the ancient settlement of Rhakotis, the town from which the Alexandria known today originated.

Synagogues and Mosques

Famous, breathtaking synagogues and mosques are abundant, such as the Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue and Mosque of Abu Abbas al-Mursi.

Montaza Palace

You can also visit the Montaza Palace, first built in 1832 by Khedive Abbas. The larger Al-Haramlik Palace and royal gardens were added to the Montaza Palace grounds, built by King Fuad in 1932, as a summer palace, with a mixture of Turkish and Florentine styles.

Montaza Palace, Alexandria, Egypt

Montaza Palace, Alexandria, Egypt

Citadel of Qaitbay

Citadel of Qaitbay, Alexandria, Egypt

Citadel of Qaitbay, Alexandria, Egypt

Explore the Citadel of Qaitbay and learn about the history that surrounds this beautiful architectural building.

Citadel of Qaitbay in Alexandria, Egypt

Citadel of Qaitbay in Alexandria, Egypt

Dining

When you aren’t exploring the artefacts of Alexandria’s past, you can relax in one of the many European-style parks or grab a bite to eat in one of the old-world cafes, where you can sip Egyptian tea and listen to the sound of the waves roll in.

When to Visit Alexandria

One of the highlights of Alexandria’s calendar includes the annual Alexandria Film Festival each September that unifies the local and international industries and showcases work from some of Egypt’s best filmmakers.

Beach in Alexandria, Egypt

Beach in Alexandria, Egypt

In mid-October, Alexandria participates in the You Belong, Alexandria, and an international festival that involves every city in the world that bears the same names. Various events take place that honour the city and its rich history throughout the four-day festival.

Fireworks over Stanley Bridge, Alexandria, Egypt

Fireworks over Stanley Bridge, Alexandria, Egypt

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