Alexandria is a Mediterranean port city in Egypt. During the Hellenistic period, it was home to a storied library and a lighthouse ranking among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Today the library is reincarnated in the disc-shaped, ultramodern Bibliotheca Alexandrina research center. The city has many Greco-Roman landmarks, old-world cafes and European-style parks. Its 15th-century Qaitbay Citadel is now a museum.

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Bibliotheca Alexandrina

landmark library

Montazah Palace and Gardens

palace, gardens

Citadel of Qaitbay

15th century

Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

ancient wonder

Alexandria National Museum

historic artifacts

Roman Amphitheatre

ancient theatre

Pompey's Pillar

triumphal column

El Mursi Abul Abbas Mosque

mosque, tomb

Mamoura Beach

small beach

St.Mina Monastery

orthodox monastery

Naval Unknown Soldier Memorial

war memorial

Alexandria Aquarium

small aquarium


temple ruins

Alexandria Opera House

opera house

Deir Anba Bishoi

coptic monastery

Cavafy Museum

historic poet

Al-Qaed Ibrahim Mosque

beautiful mosque