Must See

Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Bibliotheca Alexandrina is not just a revival of the old Library that was burn in the era of the roman Empire, but the New Library aims to be: A center of excellence in the production and dissemination of knowledge and to be a place of dialogue, learning and understanding between cultures and peoples. There are 4 Museums inside the Library, Planetarium and conference hall.

Check their website to see if there is any events on the day you are planning to visit.

Location: El-gaish Rd, Elazareeta, Elshatby
Phone Number: 02 34839999
Website: www.bibalex.org
Opening Hours: Sunday through Thursday from 10 am to 7 pm – Fridays from 2 pm to 7 pm – Saturdays from 12 noon to 4 pm
Fees: Adults: 70 L.E – Students: 35 L.E
Average time spent: 
30 minutes

The Catacombs of Kom Elshoqafa.

Kom Elshoqafa means the pile of potsherds due to the tradition that the Greeks and the Romans used to break the plates they have eaten in after eating after the death ceremonies or visiting the dead tombs. The necropolis was discovered by chance in 1900 and dates back to the 1st century B.C., it contains more than 300 burial niches in addition to the main burial chamber. it represents a unique condition as it represents the pharaonic, greek and Roman Art mixed together in one place.

Location: Elnassreya, Kom Elshoqafa, Qism Mena Elbasal
Opening Hours: 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
Fees: Adults: 80 L.E – Students: 40 L.E
Average time spent: 45 minutes

Pompey’s Pillar

A massive 27 m. column looms over the debris of the glorious ancient settlement of Rhacotis and ruins of the Temple of Serapeum. It is a roman pillar made of red Aswan granite with a single, tapered shaft, 2.7 m at its base and capped by a fine Corinthian capital.
misnamed by the historian with Pompey pillar but the correct name is Diocletian’s Column and dates back to the 3rd century A.D.

Location: Karmouz
Opening Hours: 9 am – 4.30 pm
 Fees: Adults: 80 L.E – Students: 40 L.E
Average time spent: 30 minutes

QaitBay Citadel

A legendary structure which takes you back to the 15th century. It was built on the ruins of Alexandria Lighthouse that was destroyed by an earthquake in the 14th century. the purpose of this Citadel was to defend Egypt against the Ottoman Empire attacks.

Location: El Anfoushy
Phone Number: 03 4809144
Opening Hours: 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
 Fees: Adults: 60 L.E – Students: 30 L.E
Average time spent:  45 minutes

Kom Eldeka Archaeological Site.

The site was discovered in 1960. It includes many monuments as it represents a part of ancient Alexandria during the Graeco-Roman period. The remarkable monument inside is the Roman Theater, then you can enjoy visiting the Roman Baths, cisterns, lecture halls of the ancient university of Alexandria, houses and the beautiful villa of birds which contains a marvelous Mosaic dates back to the early Roman era.

Location: Ismail Mahana, Kom Eldeka, Gharb El Attarin
Phone Number: 03 4809144
Opening Hours: 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
Fees: Adults: 80 L.E – Students: 40 L.E
Average time spent: 45
 minutes.

Graeco-Roman museum (under Restoration)

The first museum in Alexandria. it was opened in 1892. shows the biggest Graeco-Roman collection in Egypt. it is planned to be opened after the finishing of the restoration process by 2020.

Location: Almotahaf St., Qism El Attarin
Phone Number: 03 4865820
Opening Hours: All days 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
Fees: Adults: 100 L.E – Students: 50 L.E
Average time spent: 2 hour

Royal Jewellery Museum

The Former Palace of Princess Fatema ElZahraa, the Museum contains Jewels and jewelry of Muhammad Ali Dynasty.

Location: 21 Ahmed Yehia Street, Zizinia, Alexandria
Phone Number: +2 03 5828348
Opening Hours: Mon 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Average time spent: 1 hour

Al Montazah Park

The site of more than 300 acres of gardens was chosen by Khedive Abbas II in 1892 to build a palace for his Austrian wife. Then the palace was renovated by King Fuad I who add another remarkable palace to the site. The last king of Egypt King Farouk I spent a great part of his life in this palace from the childhood till the exile after the revolution 1952.
The park contains many buildings like wind mill, Tea Kiosk, Royal Swimming pool, Royal Green house, Cistern Tower and statues.

Location: Al-Montazah
Opening Hours: All days
Fees: 25 L.E
Average time spent: 45 minutes

Alexandria National Museum

The palace was built in 1931 by Asaad Basili -a timber merchant- in Alexandria then converted to be the American consulate in Alexandria till it was purchased by the Egyptian government in 1996.
The archaeological museum inaugurated in 2003 and containing more than 1800 artifact divided into three main sections the pharaonic section, the Graeco-Roman section and the Coptic, Islamic section with a hall dedicated to the belongings of King Farouk I.

Location: Horya road with 131 El-Shaheed Galal El-Desouky, Qesm Bab Sharqi.
Phone Number: +2 03 485519
Average time spent: 90 Minutes.

Abo Al Abbas Al Morsi Mosque

One of the most beautiful Mosques and beautiful festive atmosphere around.mosque was built over the tomb of a revered 13th-century Sufi saint, Abu Abbas Al Mursi, from Murcia in Spain.

Location: El Anfoushy
Phone Number: +2 03 480 1251
Opening Hours: 
All day
Average time spent: 30 minutes

Abu Mena Monastery

Old town, monastery complex and Christian pilgrimage center about 45 km southwest Alexandria. it is considered World Heritage site from 1979.

Location: Mariut desert, District of Burg Al-Arab, Gouvernante of Alexandria
Average time spent: 30 minutes

Antoniades Garden

Established 1926, the home of Many rare Egyptian Species.

Location: Albert Al Awal, El mahmodeya canal Ezbet Saad
Phone Number: +2 03 4280079
Opening Hours: Wed-Mon: 9 am – 5 pm Except Tuesday
Fees: 5 L.E
Average time spent: 1 hour

Alexandria Zoo

The Alexandria Zoo is close to the Smouha neighborhood in Alexandria. The zoo charges an entrance fee, which allows guests to walk around the zoo and view a selection of animals from around the world.

The species on display include a common hippopotamus, lions, striped hyenas, California sea lions, zebras, scimitar-horned oryx, a selection of bears, monkeys, Dromedary camels, Barbary sheep, black leopard, spotted hyena, golden jackal, Bactrian camel, and llama.

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Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue (under restoration)

Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue is the second largest synagogue in the world. it is located in Nabi Daniel Street. It was built in 1850 with contributions from the Mohammad Ali Dynasty and it is under restoration and expected to be open again in 2020.

Location: El Nabi Daniel Street, Mahatet ElRaml
Average time spent: 30 minutes

the Catacomb of El-Anfoushi

El-Anfoushi Necropolis, located in Ras Eltin Area. it was discovered in 1901. The sit dates back to 2nd century B.C. contain five rock-cut tombs.

Location: Ras Eltin, ElAnfoushi
Opening Hours: 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
Average time spent: 30 minutes

Chatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery

This Cemetry was used to bury the victims of Commonwealth during WWI until April 1916. then was used durin the WWII. here are now 2,259 First World War burials in the cemetery and 503 from the Second World War. The cemetery also contains war graves of other nationalities and many non war and military graves, some of which date from 1882. Chatby Memorial commemorates 1,000 Commonwealth servicemen who died during the First World War and have no other grave but the sea.

Location: The Cemetery is located centrally within the main Alexandria Cemetery complex.
Anubis st., Chatby

Opening Hours: Saturday to Thursday  07:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m

El Chatby Necropolis

The oldest cemetery in Alexandria dates back to the 4th century B.C.

Location: PortSaid Street, Chatby
Opening Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Alexandria Opera House

Constructed in 1918 during the reign of Sultan Foaud I by French architect Georges Baroque and named “Mohamed Ali Theater”. It was inaugurated in 1921. In 1962 it was renamed Sayed Darwich Theater.

Location: 22 El Horreya Rd., Qesm Al Attarin.
Phone Number: 03 4800138
Website: www.cairoopera.org

Mustafa Kamel Necropolis

Dating back to the Ptolemaic era. it consists of four tombs, bright inscriptions and paintings illustrating the life of the dead. It contains tombs of people and their horses that was believed they would follow in the after life.

Location: Al Moaaskar Al Romani, Mustafa Kamel WA Bolkli, Qism Sidi Gabir
Opening Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Average Time Spent: 30 minutes

El Attarin District

the area around Attarine mosque, which was built in the Fatimid ear and renovated during the reign of Khedive Abas II in 1901., is considered to be one of the most interesting areas in Alexandria. It is a sprawling antique district. There are antique shops piled high with European furniture and trinkets that date back to Napoleonic times. Here, also, the intriguing belongings of many Europeans who fled the 1952 revolution are up for sale.

Location: 110 Ismail Mahana, Al Attarin Gharb, Qesm Al Attarin

Mahmoud Said Museums

It consists of 3 Museums, Mahmoud Said Museum, Adham Wanly Museum and Modern Art Museum.

Location: 6 Mohamed Pasha Said St Ganaklis, Qism El-Raml, Alexandria Governorate
Phone Number: 03 5821688
Website: www.msaidmuseum.gov.eg
Opening Hours: Friday and Monday are off days. From 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Average Time Spent:
1 hour

Cavafy Museum

The House of the famous Greek poet Constantine Cavafy.

Location: 6 off Salah Moustafa street, at the end of Cavafy street. 2nd floor, Istanbul street, Mahatet Elraml
Phone Number: 03 4821598
Opening Hours: All Days unless Monday. From 10:00 am till 3:00 pm
Average Time Spent: 30 minutes