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Alexandria Sights

St. Mark's Pro-Cathedra

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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St. Mark's Pro-Cathedral. After St. Mark visited Alexandria in AD 49, the city became an early Christian outpost, building its first cathedral by AD 282. This church, constructed in 1855, was one of the few buildings undamaged during the shelling of the city by British warships in 1882. It exhibits an odd mix of Western, Moorish, and Byzantine design elements that somehow manage to blend together harmoniously. The soft yellow stone and colorful stained-glass windows are particularly exquisite in the early morning sun. The walls are lined with plaques, some of which date back almost a century, commemorating members of the Anglican community for their years of long service to the church.

Sight Information

Address:

Maydan Ahmed Orabi, Alexandria, 21517, Egypt

Phone:

03-487–9927

Sight Details:

  • Daily 9–4 except during services

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