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Founded by Alexander the fantastic in 331 BC, Alexandria was the capital of Egypt and, under Cleopatra, rivaled Rome whilst the center for the Mediterranean globe. (It was additionally the scene of her stormy relationship with Mark Antony.) Since there isn’t much old history left, architectural gems lay on every road place. Look up and also you can’t miss out the turn-of-the-century columns, reliefs of cherubs and gargoyles, as well as complex flowery patterns enhancing the building facades.

Architecture and antiquities

The futuristic Bibliotheca homes an antiquities museum, featuring old Egyptian art and artifacts.

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A trip towards futuristic Bibliotheca Alexandrina could be the single best way to have a pulse on what’s happening in town these days. The structure presents the sun rising out from the water, as well as on the building’s exterior, which can be made of granite, there are hieroglyphics and symbols from many alphabets.

The Bibliotheca is an ultra-modern take on the ancient Library of Alexandria which was lost in antiquity. Inside, you’ll discover the Antiquities Museum with artefacts including stone slabs with hieroglyphics in praise associated with the Egyptian god Amun to a statue of this goddess Isis, that was submerged in the city’s harbour and recovered in 1962.

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Searching and sight-seeing

Visit the intricately created Attarine Mosque before browsing the encompassing collectibles district.

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The traditional district all over Attarine Mosque features shops which can be piled high with traditional treasures and reproductions, chandeliers, and custom-made wrought-iron furniture which is why Alexandria is popular. The mosque has actually certainly one of Egypt’s most stunning minarets, and also the entire area creates an enjoyable number of hours.

Coffee in Corniche

Exploring Alexandria needs the occasional coffee break, and as the city features an abundant café tradition, there is lots of preference. Atmospheric conventional cafés range the waterfront Corniche. With period paintings, large tarnished mirrors and external seating, the Trianon together with Athineos are great bets.

Seashore journey

Nearby Montazah Beach is a favourite location among residents looking for a soothing time in the Mediterranean.

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The entire city is focused towards the Mediterranean, and spending some time at the beach is an excellent way to feel authentically regional. Take a daytrip to Porto Marina, with white sand and crystal-clear water, or check out the closer-to-home Montazah Beach. It’s an amazing place for strolling, and it's also close to the Montazah Palace and its particular home gardens, an old home of King Farouk, Egypt’s penultimate master.

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