Alexandria's Rich History
Alexandria is known for its numerous sandy beaches, the most important being: El Maamoura, El Montazah, El Mandara, El Assafra, Miami Sidi-Bishr, El-Shatby, San-Stephano, Glym, Stanley, Cleopatra, Rou Sidi-Gaber, Sporting and lbrahimeya, which all skirt the Corniche road On the western side of the city lie the suburbs of Agami and Hannoville and. Those beaches are famous for their soft and clear waters.Gardens
Nozha garden, the zoological garden, Antoniades garden, are in the city but the gardens of Montazah palace stretch along the sea.
The Greco-Roman Museum.
It contains a large collection of ancient relics of great historical and artistic value that date from centuries BC.
The Pompey Pillar
A colossal granite pillar, 27 m high, it was erected in 297 AD, in memory of the Roman emperor Diocletian.
Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa
These Roman catacombs are rock-hewn in three tiers at a depth 100 feet. They date from late first and early second century A.D.
The Roman Theatre
A small Roman theatre, recently discovered in Kom el Dekka, close to the Greco-Roman museum. It has 12 marble terraces in a semi-circular shape, and is the only one of its kind in Egypt. The Fort of Quaitbay At the northern tip of the Eastern harbor, on the site where the Pharos of Alexandria stood. This fort was constructed in the 15th century by Quaitbay, and consists of three floors along the lines of medieval fortresses in Egypt, and now houses a naval museum to preserve the naval heritage of Alexandria.
The Marine Biology Institute
It adjoins Quaitbay fort on Anfoushi bay, and contains a very large variety of fish and other specimens of marine life. Aboui Abbas Mosque
Situated at Anfoushi, it is one of the most important Islamic monuments in Alexandria, with its high minaret and four domes.
The Museum of Fine Arts
Located at Manshieh Street No. 18, Moharram Bay, it displays artistic sculptures, paintings and architectural designs. Egyptian as well as foreign artists often hold exhibitions there.Royal Jewelry Museum
Established in Fatima El-Zahraa palace Alexandria Zezenia district.This museum is considered a magnifcent architectural piece of art, its halls comprise several paintings, decorations and rare statues. The museum houses collection of Mohamed Ali Family's jewellery, all are invaluable and rare pieces.
The Archeological Area of Mostapha Kamel
At Moaskar Romani Street, Rushdi, it consists of 4 tombs of the Ptolemaic era that date from the 2nd century BC. Rock-hewn in sub-surface rock, it is the only cemetery unearthed in the east of Alexandria. This cemetery differs from the other Ptolemaic tombs because of its engravings, architectural style and relatively good condition.The Archeological Area of Anfoushi
Opposite the entrance of Ras el Teen Palace, there are five tombs in the area, two of them are most important. They were discovered in 1901, and date back to the Ptolemaic period about 300 BC. They are known for their fine inscriptions and distinct architectural style.
Situated very near to the sea, north of Saint Marc School, it consists of an entrance with a pass way linking the front and back burial rooms. It was enlarged in the following centuries to provide further burial space. It dates from the 3rd century BC., and its architecture copies the style of old Greek.
Abou-Keir is one of Alexandria's quietest beaches, ideal for fishing and good sea food restaurants. This pleasant suburb has an important historical past, having witnessed in 1798, the famous battle of "Abou-Keir in which the British admiral Nelson destroyed Bonaparte's fleet.