We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
39
All photos (39)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent15%
  • Very good52%
  • Average31%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“temple”(8 reviews)
“pompey”(3 reviews)
About
This temple, dedicated to the god Serapis, is from the Ptolemaic and Roman periods.
Contact
Alexandria, Egypt
Website
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Alexandria
from $130.00
More Info
from $90.00
More Info
from $82.00
More Info
Reviews (44)
Filter reviews
24 results
Traveler rating
3
15
6
0
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
3
15
6
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews admission ticket temple pompey ruins site history photos
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 24 reviews
Reviewed September 25, 2018

You have to imagine the whole thing as now there are much ruins, but still interesting to see and walk on the site.

Thank stefanprisacariu
Reviewed July 28, 2018

A lot of immagination is needed to "see" the old Serapeum in its old glory. One has to cross rough terrain to get an overview. The whole site is surrounded by a nice walkway. Still one large pillar and two sphinxes in situ.

Thank cw f
Reviewed May 16, 2018

I went to this site to see the Pompey's Pillar and didn't realize that there was so much more here, In the back are a couple of tombs that you can go down into and you may even see a black bull! It could be...More

Thank CFEIII
Reviewed April 2, 2018

Don't expect spectacular view around the place because this place located in middle of hectic city. Plus the fact lots of area is not yet maintain properly. But if you like history, it fascinated to witness the visible evidence of the underground ancient library.

Thank miraclemine
Reviewed October 31, 2017

Worth visiting the Temple of Serapeum & Pompey’s Pillar. same entrance and admission ticket covers both places. Perfect for history lovers. Spend around half and hour, take some photos and move on. Must visit & recommended tour in Alexandria

Thank Hemans9706
Reviewed March 24, 2017

Getting bigger and better but still not much here to visit. The most interesting is going down in the the library annex and see the Apis bull statue (replica) and the niches where all the books/scrolls were kept.

Thank Steven W
Reviewed February 27, 2017

Pompey's Pillar is a 27-meter column of red granite with a Corinthian capital, standing on a hill with a ruined substructure. It was set up in 292AD to honour Roman emperor Diocletian, who supplied food for the starving population after the siege of the city....More

Thank 135Mayur
Reviewed February 17, 2017

Sarapeum or the Temple of Serapeum is on the same site as Pompey’s Pillar. They share the same entrance and admission ticket covers both places. Egyptian name of this site is Amud el-Sawari. I had visited this place as part of my day trip to...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Some guides will charge you extra to take you to two places...Serapes and the Pompeii pillar but they are at the same place with the same entrance fee. Don't be fooled.

Thank Foodie8621
Reviewed December 18, 2016

In the middle of busy traffic a quiet spot to muse about the many treasures of the past we lost. Not much is left, but here you can see how Alexandria preserves what is left.

Thank eva_f_kaiser
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 38 nearby hotels
Nile Excelsior Hotel
7 reviews
.83 miles away
Cherry Maryski Hotel
445 reviews
1.16 miles away
Paradise Inn Windsor Palace Hotel
299 reviews
1.28 miles away
Union Hotel
98 reviews
1.30 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,307 nearby restaurants
Salama Juice
.05 miles away
El Harafish Restaurant
.06 miles away
Gazar Pastry
.06 miles away
El Hussein Pizza
.12 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 101 nearby attractions
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
514 reviews
.32 miles away
Roman Amphitheatre
337 reviews
.97 miles away
Pompey's Pillar
371 reviews
.03 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Sarapeum (Serapeion) staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines