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Alexandria

3.7
Art Museums · Historic Sites · Ruins

Popular things to do in Alexandria

Montazah Gardens ©
Garden
Montazah Gardens
4.3
Duration: 3 hours
Fort Qaitbey ©
Historic Site
Fort Qaitbey
4.0
Duration: 3 hours
Pompey's Pillar ©
Monument
Pompey's Pillar
3.5
Duration: 3 hours
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Art Museum
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage. Founded by Alexander the Great, the city saw the rise and fall of many empires and thrived during the Hellenistic and Roman civilizations, as well as the Byzantine era and the Islamic conquest of Egypt. Although its legendary lighthouse and the Great Library no longer stand, you'll discover an abundance of ancient ruins, landmark buildings, and relics on your tour of Alexandria. You can experience the city ambience on a walk along the sweeping waterfront promenade, touring its museums and galleries, or just people watching from a cafe. Take a peek at our international travel planner: Alexandria and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.

Historic Sites in Alexandria

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Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa ©
Ruin
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
4.1
Duration: 3 hours
Ancient Roman Amphitheater ©
Ruin
Ancient Roman Amphitheater
4.0
Duration: 3 hours
King Farouk Palace ©
Historic Site
King Farouk Palace
3.7
Duration: 3 hours
Lighthouse of Alexandria ©
Lighthouse
Lighthouse of Alexandria
3.9
Duration: 3 hours

Museums in Alexandria

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Alexandria National Museum ©
History Museum
Alexandria National Museum
4.2
Duration: 3 hours
Royal Jewelry Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Royal Jewelry Museum
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
The Fine Arts Museum ©
Art Museum
The Fine Arts Museum
4.1
Duration: 3 hours
El Shona Art Centre & Museums
Art Museum
El Shona Art Centre & Museums
4.1
Duration: 3 hours

Side trips from Alexandria

El Alamein War Cemetery
Cemetery
El Alamein War Cemetery El Alamein
4.4
Duration: 3 hours
El Alamein World War II Military Museum ©
Military Museum
El Alamein World War II Military Museum El Alamein
4.1
Duration: 3 hours
Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte ©
Historic Site
Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte El Alamein
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
Africa Safari Park
Nature / Park
Africa Safari Park Alexandria Governorate
2.0
Duration: 3 hours

Hidden gems in Alexandria

St.Mina Monastery ©
Monument
St.Mina Monastery
4.8
Duration: 3 hours
El Kobba El Samaweya
History Museum
El Kobba El Samaweya
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
Deir Anba Bishoi ©
Architectural Building
Deir Anba Bishoi
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
El Qaed Ibrahim Mosque
Religious Site
El Qaed Ibrahim Mosque
4.4
Duration: 3 hours

Shopping in Alexandria

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Carrefour City Center ©
Department Store
Carrefour City Center
3.9
Duration: 4 hours
Orouba Mall ©
Shopping Mall
Orouba Mall
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
CREDO
Gift & Specialty Shop
CREDO
Duration: 30 minutes
Oriental Handmade
Gift & Specialty Shop
Oriental Handmade
Duration: 3 hours

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