Port-Said - Travel/Tourist Information Guide

Located along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, the city of Port-Said was established in 1859 during the construction of the Suez Canal. The city is home to the Lighthouse of Port-Said - the very first building in the world built from reinforced concrete. Presence of several old houses with grand balconies on all floors provide a typical look to the city. The city was built in nineteenth-century European architectural elegance to house Europeans worked on Suez Canal Project. Port-Said is complemented by a twin city named Port-Fuad, situated on the eastern side of the canal. Both the cities are linked by free ferries.

In 1973 after the Arab–Israel wars, major residential and commercial reconstruction were carried out in the city and Egypt established it as a tax free industrial zone. Tourism was encouraged afterwards and the city became a major summer resort and tourist attraction. Ferial Garden, The History Garden, Montaza Gardens, Al-Amal Garden, Al-Farama Garden, AL-Horeya Garden, Saad Zaghlul Garden and Restaurants Complex are remarkable places to enjoy.

Port-Said has a hot desert climate, but gusting winds from the Mediterranean Sea significantly controls the temperature. January and February are the coolest months while July and August are the hottest.