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Corniche

Address: Alexandria, Egypt
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Ranked #10 of 49 Attractions in Alexandria
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The Corniche is a glorious 3km walkway along the harbour dotted with restaurants, markets and...
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The Corniche is a glorious 3km walkway along the harbour dotted with restaurants, markets and historic sights.
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The traffic is busy, like most other places in Alex. The Corniche provides great views of the Med, and lovely sea air.

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Sohar, Oman
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54 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The Corniche in Alexandria, is truly a beautiful sight. We had a hurried trip to Alexandria, and the main focus of it was the lovely drive along the Mediterranean coast line. This place reminded me so much of Mumbai's Marine Drive, also referred to as 'the Queens necklace' due to its layout. The presence of old buildings, some of them... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

was quite amazing to walk along but when that breeze comes in its deadly. Its fun to watch the Egyptians.."drive"...no lights on is a sight to ..not..see...guys really friendly and the walk to the Fort is long but very scenic

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It is a nice place to walk with locals, you will find sales people selling corn, sweet potatoes...etc.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

The corniche is very poor and need to Involve the companies to contribute new cafes building in a modern Corniche. I thing this generation will change this to a wow thing in few years

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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37 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The corniche has some interesting apartments from the colonial times, but the traffic is overwhelming, spoils the experience.

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Riyadh
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

I have been to many sea side cities all over the world , I can truly say that the corniche of Alexandria in Egypt is the best. I can not exactly tell why , is it the breeze , the waves motion against the rocks , the beautiful sand . Many people say it is the smell of the ancient... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Fresh air and beautiful scene, that is Corniche in Alexandria. If You have walked too much take a horse carriage. And really recommend going to the area where You see fisher boats, there is many fishermen, who take You to the sea for a small fee. They are so friendly and know everything worth knowing about the waterfront. You get... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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98 reviews 98 reviews
18 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

You can get stuck on the corniche for hours during rush hour . . . in that case, park the car and head over to one of the beaches or cafes. It's a beautiful area!

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Alexandria, Egypt
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Very nice view if you are staying by it or even halving a walk or sitting on the cafes facing it. It is quieter in the winter of course and beautiful in the morning. But has its loud mood in the summer if this what you are looking for.

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