Alexandria - Travel/Tourist Information Guide

Founded in 331 BCE by Alexander the Great, Alexandria is a port city on the Mediterranean Sea in northern Egypt famous for its antiquity. The city was home to Pharos, the great lighthouse which was considered as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and was badly damaged by three earthquakes between AD 956 and 1323. Alexandria became infamous due the religious riot which resulted in the death of the philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria in 415 CE.

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Alexandria is now a city of ambiance rather than sights to those visit the city. It is a perfect location to spend time sipping coffee in old-world cafes, and enjoy on the harbor area to gaze up at belle époque architecture. Enclosure Walls and the Gates of the City, the Lighthouse, the Great Library and the Royal Necropolis including the Tomb of Alexander and the Museums are some of the fabulous monuments mentioned in ancient Greek books.

The important monuments of ancient Alexandria are scattered around the city which includes El-Shatby, Moustafa Kamel, El-Anfoushy, El-Wardain, the tombs of Kom El-Shouqafa (the Catacombs), the tomb of Tigran, Pompeii's pillar, Tomb of Silvago, the cemetery of El-Qabbary, Serapium, the Roman Theatre, the Temple of El-Ras El-Souda, Citadel of Quaitbay, the Jewellery Museum, Mosque of El-Naby Daniel, Mosque of El-Moursi Abou El-Abbas and the Memorial of the unknown soldier.