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Best of Alexandria Guide

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Alexandria
The Pearl of the Mediterranean has an ambiance more in keeping with its neighbors to the north than with those in the Middle East. Site of Pharos lighthouse, one of the Wonders of the World, and of Anthony and Cleopatra’s tempestuous romance, the city was founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BCE. Today, Alexandria offers fascinating insights into its proud Greek past, as well as interesting mosques, the casino strip of the Corniche, some lovely gardens and both modern and traditional hotels. (Editor's note: Our list was compiled before political unrest prompted many countries to issue travel warnings for Egypt. If you're currently planning a trip to Egypt, please consider the risks and monitor your government's... more The Pearl of the Mediterranean has an ambiance more in keeping with its neighbors to the north than with those in the Middle East. Site of Pharos lighthouse, one of the Wonders of the World, and of Anthony and Cleopatra’s tempestuous romance, the city was founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BCE. Today, Alexandria offers fascinating insights into its proud Greek past, as well as interesting mosques, the casino strip of the Corniche, some lovely gardens and both modern and traditional hotels. (Editor's note: Our list was compiled before political unrest prompted many countries to issue travel warnings for Egypt. If you're currently planning a trip to Egypt, please consider the risks and monitor your government's travel alerts.) less

All things to do » Things to do

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
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.
Attraction type: Libraries
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Montazah Palace Gardens
Montazah Palace Gardens
Royal gardens of King Faruk. The king was the last Egyptian monarch.
Attraction type: Gardens; Parks
Fort Qaitbey
Fort Qaitbey
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... 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
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Stanley Bridge
Stanley Bridge
Attraction type: Bridges
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Deir Mar Mina (St. Mina Monastery)
Deir Mar Mina (St. Mina Monastery)
Attraction type: Religious Sites; Monuments & Statues; Historic Sites
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Foul Mohamed Ahmed
Foul Mohamed Ahmed
Ranked #1 of 1,201 Restaurants in Alexandria
Cuisines: Egyptian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Fish Market
Fish Market
Ranked #2 of 1,201 Restaurants in Alexandria
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Greek Club
Greek Club
Ranked #3 of 1,201 Restaurants in Alexandria
Cuisines: Greek
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Kadoura Restaurant
Kadoura Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 1,201 Restaurants in Alexandria
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Farag Fish
Ranked #5 of 1,201 Restaurants in Alexandria

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Alexander the Great Hotel
3.0 of 5
Alexander the Great Hotel
$39 - $61
Ranked #1 of 18 Alexandria B&B and Inns
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Green Plaza Inn Hotel
Green Plaza Inn Hotel
$36 - $68 (EGP 275 - 520)
Ranked #14 of 39 Hotels in Alexandria
Alexander The Great Motazah Hotel
Alexander The Great Motazah Hotel
$20 - $130
Ranked #16 of 39 Hotels in Alexandria

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Mercure Romance Alexandria
4.0 of 5
Mercure Romance Alexandria
$88 - $133
Ranked #2 of 39 Hotels in Alexandria
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Alexandria Mediterranean Suites
3.0 of 5
Alexandria Mediterranean Suites
$86 - $113
Ranked #8 of 39 Hotels in Alexandria
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria
5.0 of 5
Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria
$345 - $529
Ranked #1 of 39 Hotels in Alexandria
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Hilton Alexandria Corniche
5.0 of 5
Hilton Alexandria Corniche
$123 - $361
Ranked #3 of 39 Hotels in Alexandria
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Hilton Alexandria Green Plaza
5.0 of 5
Hilton Alexandria Green Plaza
$130 - $226
Ranked #4 of 39 Hotels in Alexandria
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.