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Top things to do in Alexandria Governorate

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Ranked #1 of 42 attractions in Alexandria Governorate
Category: Libraries; Cultural
Owner description: Located near the site of the ancient library of Alexandria, this modern version is an eleven-story, cylindrical-shaped... more » Owner description: Located near the site of the ancient library of Alexandria, this modern version is an eleven-story, cylindrical-shaped building that houses more than eight million books. « less
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Ranked #2 of 42 attractions in Alexandria Governorate
Category: Gardens; Parks; Outdoors
Royal gardens of King Faruk. The king was the last Egyptian monarch.
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Ranked #3 of 42 attractions in Alexandria Governorate
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Fort Qaitbey (Alexandria)
Ranked #4 of 42 attractions in Alexandria Governorate
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Resembling an imposing castle fortress, this citadel was built in the 1480s by Sultan Qaitbey on the site of the Pharos... more » Owner description: Resembling an imposing castle fortress, this citadel was built in the 1480s by Sultan Qaitbey on the site of the Pharos Lighthouse, to protect the city from the crusaders who used to attack the city by sea. « less
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Stanley Bridge (Alexandria)
Ranked #5 of 42 attractions in Alexandria Governorate
Category: Bridges; Landmarks
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Royal Jewelry Museum (Alexandria)
Ranked #6 of 42 attractions in Alexandria Governorate
Category: Museums
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Ranked #7 of 42 attractions in Alexandria Governorate
Category: Ancient Ruins; Cultural

It's worth going early in the morning when no one else is around (before the tour buses arrive). With no one around, it can be a great experience. There are guards up above and... more »

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Ranked #8 of 42 attractions in Alexandria Governorate
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: More than 1800 archaeological pieces are exhibited chronologically from one floor to the next: the basement is devoted to... more » Owner description: More than 1800 archaeological pieces are exhibited chronologically from one floor to the next: the basement is devoted to Prehistoric and Pharonic times; first floor to the Graeco-Roman period; second floor to the Coptic and Islamic era that highlights artifacts raised during recent underwater excavations. « less
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Ranked #9 of 42 attractions in Alexandria Governorate
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
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Corniche (Alexandria)
Ranked #10 of 42 attractions in Alexandria Governorate
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Outdoors
The Corniche is a glorious 3km walkway along the harbour dotted with restaurants, markets and historic sights.
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Ranked #11 of 42 attractions in Alexandria Governorate
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Monuments/ Statues; Cultural
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Imhotep Museum (Saqqara)
Ranked #12 of 42 attractions in Alexandria Governorate
Category: Museums
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Roman Amphitheatre (Alexandria)
Ranked #13 of 42 attractions in Alexandria Governorate
Category: Ancient Ruins; Cultural
Built in the 2nd century AD, this Roman amphitheater has 13 semicircular tiers made of white and gray marble.
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King Farouk Palace (Alexandria)
Ranked #14 of 42 attractions in Alexandria Governorate
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
This sprawling property was the summer home of controversial King Farouk who assumed power at the age of 16 in 1936.
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El-Salamlek Palace (Alexandria)
Ranked #15 of 42 attractions in Alexandria Governorate
Category: Architectural Buildings; Lookouts; Cultural
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Pompey's Pillar (Alexandria)
Ranked #16 of 42 attractions in Alexandria Governorate
Category: Ancient Ruins; Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
This 25-meter-high granite column was constructed in honor of the Emperor Diocletian in AD 297.
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Antoniades Garden (Alexandria)
Ranked #17 of 42 attractions in Alexandria Governorate
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
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Ranked #18 of 42 attractions in Alexandria Governorate
Category: Ancient Ruins; Cultural
Excavations have unearthed a labyrinth of cisterns that supplied the citizens of ancient Alexandria with fresh water.
Deir Anba Bishoi (Alexandria)
Ranked #19 of 42 attractions in Alexandria Governorate
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
These desert building are all that remains of the monasic Christians that fled Roman persecution in the 4th century.
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Mamoura Beach (Alexandria)
Ranked #20 of 42 attractions in Alexandria Governorate
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Cavafy Museum (Alexandria)
Ranked #21 of 42 attractions in Alexandria Governorate
Category: Museums
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Sarapeum (Serapeion) (Alexandria)
Ranked #22 of 42 attractions in Alexandria Governorate
Category: Ancient Ruins; Cultural
This temple, dedicated to the god Serapis, is from the Ptolemaic and Roman periods.
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Ranked #23 of 42 attractions in Alexandria Governorate
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #24 of 42 attractions in Alexandria Governorate
Ranked #25 of 42 attractions in Alexandria Governorate
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #26 of 42 attractions in Alexandria Governorate
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
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Ride Egypt (Saqqara)
Ranked #27 of 42 attractions in Alexandria Governorate
Category: Tours; Cultural
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Ahmad Salem Mosque (Alexandria)
Ranked #28 of 42 attractions in Alexandria Governorate
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Sidi Bishr Mosque (Alexandria)
Ranked #29 of 42 attractions in Alexandria Governorate
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Chatby Tombs (Alexandria)
Ranked #30 of 42 attractions in Alexandria Governorate
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural

Not as impressive as the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, but reputedly the oldest tombs in Alexandria, the necropolis at Chatby (sometimes written Shatbi or Chatbi) are situated next... more »

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