Category: Alexandria Travel Guide

The second largest city in Egypt, Alexandria, known as “The Pearl of the Mediterranean”, has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern, its ambience and cultural heritage distance it from the rest of the country although it is actually only 225 km. from Cairo.

Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

The catacomb of Kom El-Shuqafa (Shoqafa, Shaqafa) ‎is one of Alexandria’s most memorable monuments. ‎Identified as “a tour-de-force of rock-cut architecture ‎which would be remarkable

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The Fortress of Qaitbay

Following in the footsteps of other caliphs, princes and ‎sultans of Islamic small states in Egypt, sultan ‎Qaytbay visited Alexandria several times and gave ‎special

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Pompey’s Pillar

An approximately 25m red Aswan granite column with ‎a circumference of 9m was constructed in honor of the ‎Emperor Diocletian. Originally from the temple of

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Alexandria City

The second largest city in Egypt, Alexandria, known ‎as “The Pearl of the Mediterranean”, has an ‎atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle ‎Eastern; its

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