Alexandria is a port city on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt, For a long time, its lighthouse was ranked among the seven wonders of the ancient world along with a story library.
Today the library is embodied in the modern Library of Alexandria in the form of a tablet, The city also has Greco-Roman landmarks, old-world cafes, and sandy beaches.
The 15th-century Qaitbay Citadel has now become a museum!
If you are looking for reasons to visit the city of Alexa in Egypt, this is the right article for you!
Alexa is a fantastic city full of amazing things to do based on the northern coast of Egypt, It was so nice to breathe in the fresh air and see the Mediterranean Sea for miles.
Thousands of years ago, Alexandria was a famous and influential city.
The most important landmarks of Alexa…
The Bride of the Mediterranean includes the huge “Library of Alexa”, which accommodates more than 8 million books, in addition to the presence of museums and archaeological sites, including the column of masts, Qaitbay Citadel, and others, as it is considered the second most important tourism city in Egypt after Cairo.
Things you need to prepare before you visit Egypt
- You will need a tourist visa to visit Egypt.
- You can buy these at the border for $25 or apply in advance online.
- It is advised to dress in respect of the culture in Egypt.
How to reach Alex from Cairo?
There are a couple of options on how to visit Alex from Cairo;
- Cairo to Alexandria by Plane
You can fly to Alex but as the journey is only 3 hours by car it hardly seemed worth it to me! Flights are from $ 50 USD one way.
- Cairo to Alexandria by Bus
I had heard that the minibusses from Cairo to Alex were a death wish! So, I decided to book with Go Bus.
They are a reputable company, popular with locals, and are more like plush coaches. You can book online or through their nifty phone app.
Some seats are leather reclining with a personal touch screen TV and snacks. My journey was only £150£EGP
What are the top attractions to visit in Alexandria?
The top attractions to visit in Alexandria are:
- Bibliotheca Alexandrina
- Montazah Gardens
- Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
- Fort Qaitbey
- Royal Jewelry Museum
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How many days are enough for Alexandria?
visit the Citadel of Qaitbay
This is one of the things I was most excited to see. The Citadel of Qaitbay is a 15th-century fort on the edge of the Mediterranean sea.
The Roman Theatre
The Roman Theater is located in Kom El-Dikka, and it is one of the ruins of the Roman era and was built at the beginning of the 4th century AD.
The Greco-Roman Museum displays a wide variety of antiquities found in and around Alexandria, most of which are antiquities from the Ptolemaic period and the later Roman era.
Montazah Palace in Alexandria
Al-Montazah Palace is distinguished as one of the most important and beautiful tourist places in Alexandria, and it enjoys a wonderful and unique location on Alexandria Beach, amidst picturesque gardens and forests, and with a wonderful architectural design.
The palace includes many historical monuments dating back more than 100 years, such as the clock tower, tea kiosk, princess cinema, and others.
The palace is also surrounded by many famous and varied restaurants that serve food from oriental and Arab kitchens, and therefore it is considered one of the best places for tourism in Alexandria.
Gardens and Palace of Antoniadis
The Antoniadis Palace is located in the Smouha neighborhood, and it is considered one of the most beautiful and oldest tourist areas in Alexandria.
The construction of the palace dates back to the Ptolemaic period in Egypt. The palace is surrounded by many large gardens distinguished by their creative design and cleanliness.
The gardens contain many full-size marble statues of mythical and historical figures such as the statue of Venus (the Goddess of Beauty) and statues of Vasco de Gama, Christopher Columbus, and Magellan.
One of the most important tourist places in Alexandria, it is located at the end of Pharos Island in the far west of Alexandria and is surrounded by the sea on 3 sides.
The construction of the castle dates back to 1477 AD, and it is considered one of the oldest tourist places in Alexandria.
The Aquarium Museum is located on Qaitbay Street, and it includes many diverse marine animals and plants such as seashells, fish, turtles, plants, and sponges that live in Egyptian lakes and seas in general and rare ones in particular.
Royal Jewelry Museum
The Royal Jewelry Museum in Zizinia is one of the most attractive tourist places, as the museum includes about 11,000 pieces of the most valuable jewelry of the royal families in Egypt, from the era of Muhammad Ali Pasha until the era of Farouk I.
The museum includes a collection of antiques and jewelry of Queen Nariman, Princesses Fawzia, and Faiza Fouad, as well as King Fouad’s artifacts and others.
The best hotels in Alexandria
It is not surprising that a city that contains all these beautiful crowds with many hotels that have been able to compete with the hotels of all of Egypt, and the love of exploration must drive you to visit Maria and stay in one of its high-end hotels, so we saved you the trouble of searching and prepared for you a group of the best Alexandria hotels A visit by Arab visitors who go to tourism in Egypt
- Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria
- Tolip Alexandria Hotel
- Hilton Alexandria Corniche Hotel
- Hilton Green Plaza Hotel, Alexandria
- Cecil Hotel Alexandria
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Mamoura Beach, Alexandria
We recommend that you explore several beaches in Alexandria, including Al-Mamoura Beach, as it is a sandy beach, with sparkling clear waters, and is considered the best beach in Alex, as it can meet everyone’s tastes with its entertaining activities and the times it offers visitors full of relaxation and calm.
Abu Haif Beach, Alexandria
Among the many beaches in Alex, Abu Haif Beach was able to dazzle its visitors with a number of interesting activities, its wonderful scenery, and the atmosphere of relaxation and comfort enjoyed by everyone who visited it, and this is only one of the reasons that made this sandy beach the best beach in Alex, in addition to other features The beach is characterized by its sparkling clean water.
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Day 2: Alex sightseeing tour where you will visit the Catacombs, Pompeii’s Column, Quitby Castle, and Library of Alexandria.
Then return to your hotel in Hurghada.
Excursion Program for 2 Days:
Day 1 in Cairo:
- Egyptian Museum
- The Great Sphinx
- Pyramids of Giza
- Gallery of papyrus and oil factory
Day 2 in Alexandria
- Park of Montaza Palace
- Bibliotheca Alex (from outside)
- Citadel of QaitBay
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