Alexandria

AlexandriaAlexandria is located in the north central part of Egypt, 225 km north of Cairo, it is extending about 30km, a long the coast of the Mediterranean sea.
It is the second largest city in Egypt, the first port and the Greek capital of Egypt, and also the largest city lying Directly on the Mediterranean coast, was always a cosmopolitan city, was founded by Alexander the great In 331BC.
It became an important center of the Hellenistic civilization and remained the capital of Hellenistic and Roman & Byzantine Egypt for almost one thousand years until the Muslim conquest of Egypt in AD 641.
Hellenistic Alexandria was best known for the Lighthouse of Alexandria (Pharos), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; its Great Library (the largest in the ancient world; now replaced by a modern);
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The catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

The catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
The necropolis consists of a series of Alexandrian tombs, it represents the mixing between the Pharaonic and Greco -Roman art. The beginning date of its construction is the 2nd century AD
(Entrance ticket 35 EGP)

The Pompey’s pillar

The Pompey pillar
On the location of the temple of Serapium, it is a red granite column, 26.85 meters in height, we think that it was Erected after the year 292AD for the honor of the Roman emperor Diocletian.
(Entrance ticket 20 EGP)

Alexandria national museum

Alexandria national museum
It was inaugurated in 2003 by Hosni Mubarak, it contains about 1800 artifacts, most of them came from other Egyptian museums.
1st floor, pharaonic period.
2nd floor, Greco roman time.
3rd floor, Coptic, Islamic and modern eras.
(Entrance ticket 35 EGP)

Montaza palace

Montaza palace
Two palaces; (el salamlek) built in 1892 and (el haramlek) built in 1932.

The al montaza park

The al montaza park
expansive royal gardens of 150 acres , are open as a public landscape park.
(Entrance ticket 7 EGP)

The citadel of Qaitbey

The citadel of Qaitbey
It was built on the site of Alexandria’s ancient light house (on the eastern side of the northern tip of pharaohs island at the mouth of the eastern harbour), it was a 15th century defensive fortress located on the Mediterranean sea coast, was built in 1480AD.
(Entrance ticket 25 EGP)

Bibliotheca Alexandria

Bibliotheca Alexandria
A major library and a culture center located on the shore of the Mediterranean sea. Inaugurated in 2002.
(Entrance ticket 70 EGP)

The Roman theater

The Roman theater
An auditorium with 800 seats spread over 12 steps as horseshoe, white and gray marble, columns cipolin imported from Asia Minor, and red granite from Aswan.
(Entrance ticket 20 EGP)