Alexandria Tours and Thing to Do
Alexander the Great built Alexandria. Queen Cleopatra lorded over it. Alexandria's birth and early history is a calling gondola of excellent style. This was the Mediterranean's dazzle gem of a metropolis; home to the Great Library of Alexandria and the colossal Pharos Lighthouse - one of the heptad wonders of the antique world. In more current times, from the late 19th century up until the 1950s, Alexandria was something of an alternative bad boy, with an impressive loss of writers, poets, and artists who made the city their home. More than any other large city in Egypt, Alexandria has an idealistic days-gone-by ether that can't be occupied and that history lovers shouldn't miss.
Many people visit Alexandria as a cruise stop or as an age trip from Cairo (as we did), but it can also be a great place to base for a few days. We share practical tips on getting to and getting around Alexandria, top things to do in Alexandria, and how to put together your own perfect itinerary for Alexandria Egypt.
Egypt’s second city, Alexandria was once a lodestone through out the ancient world, its lighthouse and library beacon fire of enlightenment, its rulers substitutable with splendour and turpitude. A unique merger of Hellenistic, Levantine, Egyptian, Jewish and European cultures, its openness took a heavy knock in the Nasser era and has since been diluted further by an influx of provincial Egyptians who deplore its tradition of mixed marriages and cultural curiosity. To those of a nostalgic bent it is the “Capital of Memory”, rich in literary and historical associations nurtured by Lawrence Durrell, E.M. Forster and Constantine Cavafy. If Alexandria’s monuments are a pale shadow of its ancient glory, its new library and cultural vigour show that the city is still a force to be reckoned with.
Places to Visit in D.C.
Visit Anfushi Tombs .
See Abu El Abbas Mosque .
Unique Things to See and Do in D.C.
Tour the Catacombs of Kom es-Shoqafa .
Explore the Alexandria National Museum .
Take Pictures at the Pompey’s Pillar .
Get Awe-Struck at Montazah Palace and Gardens .
Witness the Roman Amphitheater .
Learn Facts About the Citadel of Qaitbey .
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