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Guide to Alexandria
Guide to Alexandria

Interesting places and facts about the city Alexandria in Egypt

Alexandria is the "second capital" of Egypt. It is named after the greatest ruler and warlord of a "world power", Alexander the Great, and was founded by him in 332-331 BC. The City is located in the Nile delta and is washed by the Mediterranean sea waters. It is the major port of Egypt. As well as Cairo, Alexandria is a place of clashing cultures, the Eastern Muslim and Western Christian. The city differs of the Cairo by the architecture and temper. It is more European. Alexandria combines very rich cultural heritage and nice resort area.

The Beaches Of Alexandria

Just imagine the 40-kilometer line of azure beaches, and most of them are clean and prepared for tourists, located within the city! If someone wants to enjoy the sea while visiting the magnificent attractions of Egypt - Alexandria is a good choice. The best city beaches are Maamura, Montaza, Mandara, Asafra, Sidi bishr, and San Stefano. Resort area is open all year round. In winter, you can see many yachts sailed across the Mediterranean sea and moored near the coast . It is worth remembering that city beaches are both sand and of small shells. Many of the best beaches of the region belong to the resorts outside the city.
In Alexandria, you can find the remnants of one of the seven wonders! It is the lighthouse of Alexandria built in about 280 BC and but later turned into Fort Qaitbay, which is also the main symbol of the city. Almost equally important is Alexandrina, a modern building with the restored richest and famous ancient library of Alexandria, which was destroyed many centuries ago. Lovers of ancient architectural wonders would appreciate the 25-meter Column of Pompey, made entirely of pink granite. Nearby are located the catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa with burial niches and sarcophages hidden underground. The mosque of Abu El Abbas, the most famous mosque of Alexandria, originates from 1767 and is staying on the tomb of the Muslim Saint of sailors and fishermen, Abu El-Abbas El-Mursi. If you're in the area of Rushdie, be sure to view the preserved tombs of the Ptolemaic era. Also your attention should definitely be given to the Greco-Roman Museum, the Museum of Fine arts, Royal Jewellery Museum, and the Museum of Hydrobiology.
Few people know that for local non-drinking Muslim men one of the most popular outdoor activities and hanging out, especially in this region, is desert safari. With such extreme rest, you can feel like in Mad Max! Of course you can choose between a motorcycle, a quad bike, or a dune buggy, if SUV for rally is too boring, but in any case local guides know their job and will surely lead you to the best views and locations for the memorable date with the barhans. Don't forget that Alexandria is a city of museums and history. So, knowing that, prepare yourself to a grandiose influx of knowledge about one of the most ancient cultures of the Mediterranean, combine all this with a smooth siesta on the beach together with five-star hotels and their "all inclusive" services, and do not ask from one of the oldest cities in the Middle East some other trifling activities.
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Few people know that for local non-drinking Muslim men one of the most popular outdoor activities and hanging out, especially in this region, is desert safari. With such extreme rest, you can feel like in Mad Max! Of course you can choose between a motorcycle, a quad bike, or a dune buggy, if SUV for rally is too boring, but in any case local guides know their job and will surely lead you to the best views and locations for the memorable date with the barhans.

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