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Cavafy Museum

6 Sharm El Sheikh St. | Off Istanbul St. Raml Station, Alexandria 21599, Egypt
+20 3 4861598
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A very interesting experience!

At a corner of a narrow Alexandria's street you see an apartment house like any other of this city... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2017
Michel S
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Pretoria, South Africa
A must for any Cavafy fan

Many people (even locals) don't know about this small museum. It's a great experience to visit the... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2017
nsergius
,
Cairo, Egypt
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good14%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
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“poet” (5 reviews)
“pilgrimage” (3 reviews)
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6 Sharm El Sheikh St. | Off Istanbul St. Raml Station, Alexandria 21599, Egypt
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+20 3 4861598
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Reviewed July 1, 2017

At a corner of a narrow Alexandria's street you see an apartment house like any other of this city. Entering and heading to the second floor, where Cavify's apartment, you get a very clean impression of how these prewar buildings were looking. The museum itself...More

Thank Michel S
Reviewed June 30, 2017

Many people (even locals) don't know about this small museum. It's a great experience to visit the place where the Cavafy lived and see his belongings, photos and some of his writings. The neighborhood is also a nice place to walk into. The place is...More

Thank nsergius
Reviewed May 5, 2016

This rather hidden 'museum' was the residence of Greek poet Kavafis and is definitely a must for Greeks and poetry lovers. It´s surely thrilling to walk around the house where K.P.K. wrote his poems and spent his days and nights in his beloved Alexandria...

Thank Onoufrios-Dovletis
Reviewed May 3, 2016

I read "Ithaca" in English when I visited and then museum curator read it in Greek. It was a very special visit for me and I am grateful the place was open. Thank you.

Thank sharonr806
Reviewed May 2, 2016

How could we be visiting Alexandria and not pay a visit to Cavafy’s house! It is way too interesting especially if you are Greek. A place of pilgrimage even before its transformation into a museum, Cavafy's last home is considered a "must" for all visitors...More

2  Thank greekcypriot2009
Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

If you are interested for learning more about the cosmopolitan past of the city and its most famous poet, it is worth visiting!

Thank Dimi O
Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Nothing to see, it's just an apartment of the cavafy, which was turned into a museum after he passed away, the apartments contains belongings and book of cavafy, nothing interesting to see unless you were a fan of cavafy and his work, if you have...More

Thank Mohammed W
Reviewed September 14, 2015

I had been trying to find this place on several occasions in previous visits to Alexandria. It's in Raml area in Cavafy for flat. The Greek consulate and community in Alexandria started the project with Greek government financing it and foreign minister opening the museum....More

1  Thank nijma
Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Great artistic portraits and artwork plus the place is historically amazing. You've to go there if you are interested in art, history and antiques

3  Thank Fatma E
Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you are into the history of Alexandria and history of literature, Cavafy's apartment is a place worth visiting without any further justifications. No matter that the exposition is a bit outdated and the aprtment is a bit dusty, it still holds spirit of the...More

1  Thank Giedjo
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