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Tourism in Alexandria, Egypt



By:Dina Tharwat 


Tourism in Alexandria and the second capital of Egypt, one of the most beautiful cities in Egypt, nicknamed the bride of the Mediterranean, the city full of life. It includes many important landmarks, as it includes the largest ports in Egypt on the Mediterranean Sea, and it boasts magnificent tourist places such as the huge Alexandria city library that accommodates more than 8 million books.

  Is it worth visiting Alexandria Egypt?


Yes it worth,because In addition to the important museums and archaeological sites,it includes the Pillars of Masts and Qaitbay Citadel and others, as it is considered the second most important tourism city in Egypt after Cairo.


  The best places of tourism in Alexandria 

The city of Alexandria embraces many tourist areas that attract a lot of tourists annually from around the world, and among the most famous tourist areas in Alexandria like: What is Alexandria famous for?


1. Alexandria National Museum: 


Alexandria national museum is one of the most prominent places of tourism in Alexandria, the origin of the museum is the palace of the great wood merchant Asaad Pasha, the museum includes hundreds of beautiful artifacts that describe the ages that Egypt passed through, such as the Pharaonic and Baltic periods and the Roman and Islamic eras and others until the modern era in 1952, and all this history made it one of the best places of tourism in Alexandria.

2.   Roman Theater:


  Roman Amphitheater, located in Kom El Dekka, which is one of the ruins of the Roman era and was built at the beginning of the fourth century AD. The Roman Theater is now considered one of the most important places of tourism in Alexandria .


3. The Greco-Roman Museum:


  The Greek Roman Museum is a museum in Alexandria, Egypt. It displays a wide variety of monuments found in and around Alexandria, most of which are from the Ptolemaic period and the subsequent Roman era. It opened its doors to visitors in 1892 AD. The Greek Museum is one of the most important tourist places in Alexandria .


4. Alexandria City Center Mall:


  The City Center Alexandria Mall is one of the most famous tourist places in Alexandria, and it is characterized by a great location on the Alexandria-Cairo Desert Road, and is within walking distance of the city center of Alexandria. It was opened in 2003 to include more than 150 stores selling a wide variety of products from international brands. Alexandria City Center Mall is an option for many tourists, especially for lovers of shopping and entertainment, to spend the most enjoyable time accompanied by family or friends.



5. Montazah Palace :


Montaza palace is characterized as one of the most important and most beautiful tourist places in Alexandria, in a wonderful and unique location on the Alexandria beach, amidst beautiful gardens and forests, with a very impressive architectural design. The palace includes many historical monuments that date back to more than a hundred years, such as the famous clock tower, tea stall, princesses cinema, etc., and the palace is surrounded by many famous and diverse restaurants that serve food from eastern and Arab kitchens, and therefore it is one of the best places of tourism in Alexandria.

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6. Aquarium Museum:


  The Alexandria Aquarium is one of the most beautiful tourist places in Alexandria. The museum is located on Qaitbay Street and includes many marine animals and plants, such as seashells, fish, selafs, plants and sponges that live in Egyptian lakes and seas in general and rare ones in particular. The museum also displays books and models of marine living creatures In Egypt, Alexandria.

7. Royal Jewelry Museum:


  The Royal Jewelry Museum, located in the Zizinia region, is one of the most important tourist places in Alexandria. The museum includes about 11,000 pieces of the most valuable jewelry of the royal families in Egypt from the era of Muhammad Ali Pasha until the era of Faruq I. Among the most important artifacts and jewelry in the museum are the collection of Queen Nariman, princesses Fawzia and Fayza Fouad, as well as masterpieces of King Fouad and many others .

8.Antoniadis Gardens and Palace;


  Antinyonads palace is located in the Smouha neighborhood, which is one of the most beautiful and oldest tourist areas in Alexandria, where the construction of the palace dates back to the Ptolemaic period in Egypt. The palace is surrounded by many large gardens distinguished by its creative design and cleanliness. The gardens contain many marble statues of the full size of legendary and historical figures such as the statue of Venus (goddess of beauty) and statues of Vasco de Gama and Christopher Columbus and Magellan, there are also many beautiful types of plants, trees and rare flowers .


9. kayitbay castle:


  The kayitbay castle is considered one of the most important tourist places in Alexandria, as it is located at the end of the Pharos Island in the far west of Alexandria and surrounded by the sea on three sides, which gives it splendor and aesthetic beauty to be the legend of the bride of the Mediterranean. The construction of the castle dates back to the year 884 AH / 1477 AD and is considered one of the oldest tourist places in Alexandria, as it is one of the seven wonders of the world. Many tourists visit the castle daily to enjoy watching the Mamluk architectural planning, which dates back to the year 882 AH, which made it one of the best places of tourism in Alexandria .


 10. New Alexandria Library:


  The new Bibliotheca Alexandrinaa is located in El Shatby, and it is characterized by its large area and the splendor of its design, which makes it one of the most famous tourist places in Alexandria The library includes many centers and libraries, including the Internet archive and the library of audio-visual materials, etc., as well as many museums, the Planetarium and conference halls, in which many exhibitions are held, such as the Masterpieces of Arabic Calligraphy Exhibition and the Alexandria City Exhibition throughout the Ages and others .

11. Alexandria Zoo:


  The Nozha Zoo is one of the best tourist places in Alexandria, as it is located in the Nozha neighborhood near the Antoniadis Gardens and the Smouha neighborhood, it is the second largest zoo in Egypt and is characterized by its fun atmosphere and recreational activities. The park includes Beit Al Sebaa, Reptile House, Waterfowl Lake, Children's Garden, Natural History Museum and others. The park also contains many diverse animals, rare, pet and wild.
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