Alexandria Egypt

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  • Here are some of the many reasons why Alexandria has been known as the “Pearl of the Mediterranean”:

  • The Museum of Greek and Roman Antiquities is located inside the Citadel of Qaitbay.

  • Known as the “Pearl of the Orient” throughout the Mediterranean.

Alexandria is known for its long stretches of sandy beaches, upscale hotels, and wide palm tree-lined boulevards. Many people think it is one of the most beautiful places to spend the summer, especially in the Middle East.

It has a more Mediterranean feel than the rest of Egypt due to its cosmopolitan atmosphere, Mediterranean climate (hot summers, mild winters, and beautiful spring and autumn), and rich cultural history. When you look at the three parts together, they explain this finding. Alexandria is called the “Pearl of the Mediterranean” because it looks beautiful.

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A Look at Alexandria’s Location and Its Most Fascinating Attractions

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Stanely bridge at night in Alexandria Egypt

Alexandria is the second largest city in Egypt, with a population of over four million people. Cairo is the largest city in Egypt. It is in the middle of the country and the hub of the maritime industry, and the country’s busiest port. It is located about 225 kilometers northwest of Cairo and is one of the oldest cities in Egypt.

According to historical records, in about 332 BC, Alexander the Great built the city of Alexandria on the site of a miniature village called Rhakotis. So that people remember how well he led his country, he wanted its capital to be known as one of the most beautiful cities in history.

Alexandria was the capital of Egypt for more than a thousand years. It was a busy trading center in antiquity because it was close to the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.

During the reign of the Ptolemies and the Romans, Alexandria was Egypt’s cultural and intellectual center. This helped it grow into one of the most important academic centers of the ancient world, a position it still holds to this day.

The beautiful Montazah Palace is located on a hill overlooking the sea, and it is just one of the places where tourists may stop along the way. The summer home of the royal family of Egypt is now a museum that tells the story of their rule. It is located in the center of Alexandria, in a beautiful garden, and was built by combining Turkish and Italian styles of architecture. It would help if you took advantage of the fact that these things are accessible to tourists.

It is known that some of the best beaches and diving spots in all of Egypt and the Mediterranean are in Alexandria. Maamoura, Mandara, Asafra, Mami, Sidi Bishr, Montazah, Sidi Gaber, Rushdie, Stanley, Glim, and Cleopatra are some of the most famous beaches in the area. Some other well-known beaches in the area are Sidi Gaber, Rushdie, Stanley, and Cleopatra. These places are along the corniche, a lane that runs along the water.

The castle of Qaitbay

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Qaitbay Citadel in Alexandria Egypt

The Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, was destroyed in the 15th century to make way for the construction of the Citadel of Qaitbay in Alexandria, a bastion with towers. Given its importance in the history of Alexandria, this fortress is a must-see. The story of using the stones of the old lighthouse to build the new lighthouse was told a long time ago. The story goes that rocks were used to make the new lighthouse. The first building was built on a harbor island in the 3rd century BC, which may have been an early copy of the lighthouse in question.

During excavations in the harbor below the lighthouse, workers recently found more ancient stones that may have been used to build the lighthouse. Most likely, this stone was used to make the lighthouse.

Al-Mursi Abu Al-Abbas Mosque and Al-Attarin Mosque are among the most famous mosques in the city. The minaret and domes of the Al-Attarin Mosque, built in the 14th century AD, are easy to find, and the two mosques are almost in the same place. The golden age of Islamic history is the time when both mosques were built.

The Graeco-Roman World Museum

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Alexandria Egypt corniche

The oldest thing in the Graeco-Roman Museum is from 332 BC, with about 40,000 of them. It is one of the oldest museums in the world that has never closed. The museum is open to the public on weekends and most major holidays for a small fee.

When the museum opened in the 1800s, it didn’t take long for people to notice the amazing things it held. Currently, it is tied with the National Museum of Alexandria as one of Alexandria’s most-visited cultural sites.

Alexandria has a lot of historical and archaeological sites, such as the Roman amphitheater at Kom Al-Dekka (also known as Pompey’s Pillar), the Serapium pillar from the third century AD, the ancient catacombs at Kom el Shoqafa (with Pharaonic and Greco Roman art), the Al-Shatby Necropolis site (with a series of tombs), and many more.

Even though it’s proud of its long history, it uses modern technology to meet the needs of locals and tourists.

This is shown by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, an extensive library and cultural center in Alexandria. When done, it will be a big part of getting Alexandria’s academic reputation back to where it used to be. The Library of Alexandria was not too far from where it was first built, and when it was built in the third century, the building was the most extensive library.

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