Alexandria

Solo travelers, couples, and families will all adore the wide range of sights and attractions in Alexandria.

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The population of this great Alexandria - Mediterranean Coast destination is around 3,800,000.

Alexandria is situated 50 miles east of Marina El Alamein and about 110 miles northwest of Cairo, the national capital.

Looking to make the most of a fine day? Spend the afternoon outdoors at the Shallalat Gardens or Lake Maryut. These are great spots to have a picnic, feel the breeze and savor the floral perfumes.

Are you longing for some cool ocean air? There is enough coast surrounding Alexandria to keep you satisfied for a while. Take your pick from Montazah Beach or Marassi Beach, two of the most popular spots nearby. El Alamein Beach and Green Beach are two other places to consider.

This destination contains larger ecological parks where travelers can enjoy unique surrounds and some interesting native species. Head out to Western Harbour and savor your escape from the urban landscape.

Set aside a day or two to explore some of the many cultural institutions in the area. The Alexandria National Museum and the Royal Jewellery Museum offer a varied program of exhibits that will be sure to capture your attention. Equally rewarding are the El Alamein Museum and the Graeco-Roman Museum.

While in this intriguing part of the world, don't miss its preserved structures and monuments for insights into the area's colorful past. Start your history lesson by heading to Pompey's Pillar and the popular the Unknown Soldier. Also popular with photographers and history lovers are the Roman Theatre and the Alexandria University.

One of the more interesting heritage sites in the Alexandria region is Stanly Bridge. This is a great place to take some snaps and appreciate the views.

The historic fortifications are highly recommended for those with an interest in conflict and warfare. Despite a past steeped in conflict, Qaitbay Fortress is nowadays a tranquil place, perfect for reflecting on the fortitude of the region's past citizens.

Once the private abode of this region's most influential families, today, the doors to Alexandria's two most stately residences are open to all. Listen to the stories of the past when you visit the gardens and stately interiors of Montazah Palace and Ras el-Tin Palace.

Even people who are not interested in history will appreciate the elaborate features of the local places of worship. People from all backgrounds are delighted when they see the finer details of the Attarine Mosque and the Abul-Abbas Mosque. Also consider St. Mark's Coptic Cathedral and the Terbana Mosque.

Manshia Square is a perfect spot to relax and feel the pulse of Alexandria. Grab a drink and find yourself surrounded by locals in this well-loved public place.

Stop by one of Alexandria's famous monuments and memorial sites, and reflect on the diverse lives and experiences of people who struggled to help make Alexandria what it is. A number of locals and visitors visit the Italian Cemetery and German Cemetery, because of the powerful stories that have shaped these places of commemoration. A couple of alternative options are Allied Cemetery and the Catacombs of Kom es-Shoqafa.

Take a trip to Green Plaza Mall if you love bargain hunting or just watching the crowds pass by. Buy some souvenirs or browse the local fashion in this bustling spot.

Explore the more dramatic side of the Alexandria region at its acclaimed concert venues. Take that someone special to see local and touring artists live on stage at the Roman Amphitheatre and the Al-Salam Theater.

If you're after an additional activity in Alexandria, make time to see the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

Accommodation in Alexandria

Finding a welcoming hotel room or suite is a crucial part of any vacation. Expedia lists many of the classiest places to stay in Alexandria.

Be sure to check out the Golf Porto Marina, at Km 110 Alexandria, Marsa Matrouh Road, and the Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano, at 399 El Geish Road. Alternatively, if you're traveling on a budget, the Porto Marina Resort & Spa, 110 KM Alexandria, and the Hilton Alexandria Corniche, 544 El Geish Avenue, may better serve your needs.


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