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#1 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Libraries
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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#2 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
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#3 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Bridges
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#4 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Gardens; Parks
Royal gardens of King Faruk. The king was the last Egyptian monarch.
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#5 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Historic Sites
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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#6 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Ancient Ruins

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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#7 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
Category: History 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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#8 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings
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#9 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Religious Sites; Monuments/ Statues; Historic Sites
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#10 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Ancient Ruins
Built in the 2nd century AD, this Roman amphitheater has 13 semicircular tiers made of white and gray marble.
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#11 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
The Corniche is a glorious 3km walkway along the harbour dotted with restaurants, markets and historic sights.
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#12 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Historic Sites
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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#13 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Museums
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#14 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Architectural Buildings; Lookouts
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#15 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Museums
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#16 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Beaches
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#17 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Ancient Ruins
This 25-meter-high granite column was constructed in honor of the Emperor Diocletian in AD 297.
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#18 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings
These desert building are all that remains of the monasic Christians that fled Roman persecution in the 4th century.
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#19 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Ancient Ruins
Excavations have unearthed a labyrinth of cisterns that supplied the citizens of ancient Alexandria with fresh water.
#20 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
  • Great place 04/06/2014
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#21 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Ancient Ruins
This temple, dedicated to the god Serapis, is from the Ptolemaic and Roman periods.
#22 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
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#23 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Historic Sites
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#24 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Religious Sites
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#25 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Religious Sites
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#26 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
#27 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Historic Sites

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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#28 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Ancient Ruins
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#29 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
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#30 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
Category: Aquariums
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