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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Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque

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This attractive mosque was built during World War II over the tomb of a 13th-century holy man, who is the patron saint of the city's...

Alexandria National Museum

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A small but high-quality collection of artifacts includes items found under the waters of the Western Harbor during recent marine archaeological...

Anfushi Tombs

  • Cemetery

You need to have a fairly serious death fetish to make the effort to see these 3rd-century-BC Ptolemaic tombs. Although built on a smaller...

Attarine Market

  • Commercial District

This area acquired its reputation in the 1960s as the place where the high-quality antiques sold by fleeing foreigners resurfaced. Those...

Bibliotheca Alexandrina

  • Building/Architectural Site

This monumental, $190 million, UNESCO-sponsored project began with an instinctively appealing idea: to resurrect the Great Library of...

Brazilian Coffee Shop

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Little has changed since this stand-up espresso bar opened in 1929, as you can see from the foot-traffic patterns worn into the tile...

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

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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

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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

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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...


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