Alexandria Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Alexandria - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Catacombs of Kom al-Shoqafa

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

This is the most impressive of Alexandria's ancient remains, dating from the 2nd century AD. Excavation started in 1892, and the catacombs...

Fort Qayt Bay

  • Military Site

This sandstone fort lies on the very tip of the Corniche, dominating the view of the Eastern Harbor. It was built on the site of Alexandria...

Grand Trianon

  • Building/Architectural Site

One of Alexandria's most stylish institutions since it opened in the 1920s, the Grand Trianon remains a forum for courtship, gossip,...

Greco-Roman Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

This museum was founded in 1895 and contains the best of the pieces found at Pompey's Pillar—including a statue of the Apis Bull—and...

Kom al-Dikka

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The focal point of this excavated section of the ancient city is a well-preserved amphitheater—the only one of its kind in Egypt—originally...

Montazah Gardens

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

When the descendents of Mohammed Ali became khedives (princes) of Egypt in the mid-18th century, they began to surround themselves with...

Pompey's Pillar

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Despite being Alexandria's most famous tourist sight, Pompey's Pillar is a disappointment. After all, it's just a granite pillar—albeit...

St. Mark's Pro-Cathedra

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

After St. Mark visited Alexandria in AD 49, the city became an early Christian outpost, building its first cathedral by AD 282. This...

The Battlefield and Monuments of El Alamein

  • Museum/Gallery

The desert west of Alexandria was the field of one of the decisive battles of World War II. In 1942, the British Eighth Army led by General...

The Cavafy Museum

  • Library/Archive

The writer Constantine Cavafy was ignored during his lifetime but has received international recognition since his death in 1933. His...


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