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Ranked #1 of 22 Cultural in Alexandria
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Ranked #2 of 22 Cultural 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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Ranked #3 of 22 Cultural 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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Ranked #4 of 22 Cultural in Alexandria
Category: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings
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Ranked #5 of 22 Cultural 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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Ranked #6 of 22 Cultural in Alexandria
Category: Religious Sites; Monuments/ Statues; Historic Sites
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Ranked #7 of 22 Cultural 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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Ranked #8 of 22 Cultural 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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Ranked #9 of 22 Cultural in Alexandria
Category: Architectural Buildings; Lookouts
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Ranked #10 of 22 Cultural 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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Ranked #11 of 22 Cultural in Alexandria
Category: Ancient Ruins
Excavations have unearthed a labyrinth of cisterns that supplied the citizens of ancient Alexandria with fresh water.
Ranked #12 of 22 Cultural in Alexandria
Category: Ancient Ruins
This temple, dedicated to the god Serapis, is from the Ptolemaic and Roman periods.
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Ranked #13 of 22 Cultural in Alexandria
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #14 of 22 Cultural in Alexandria
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #15 of 22 Cultural in Alexandria
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #16 of 22 Cultural in Alexandria
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Ranked #17 of 22 Cultural 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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Ranked #18 of 22 Cultural in Alexandria
Category: Ancient Ruins
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Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: Nothing remains of the Temple of Augustus. Founded by Cleopatra in honor of Mark Antony, it may well be in this temple that... more » Owner description: Nothing remains of the Temple of Augustus. Founded by Cleopatra in honor of Mark Antony, it may well be in this temple that Cleopatra committed suicide in 30 BC. The temple stood near the shore at the center of the great harbor. It was a lavish temple with porticoes, propylalea, parks and libraries. « less
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Category: Religious Sites
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