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Alexandria is the second-largest city in Egypt and a major economic center. With a population of 5,200,000, Alexandria is the largest city on the Mediterranean, the sixth-largest city in the Arab world and the ninth-largest in Africa.

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1 - Citadel of Qaitbay

The Citadel of Qaitbay is a 15th-century defensive fortress located on the Mediterranean sea coast, in Alexandria, Egypt. It was established in 1477 AD by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-Din Qa'it Bay.

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2 - Graeco-Roman Museum

The Graeco-Roman Museum is an archaeological museum located in Alexandria, Egypt. Erected in 1892, it was first built in a five-room apartment, inside one small building on Rosetta Street.

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3 - Hot Air Balloon Rides in Alexandria

   9 km away

3 nights Nile cruise,meals,expert tour guide,qualified licensed drivers,door to door transfers,hot air balloon,Abu Simbel trip,west and east banks in Luxor,Edfu and Kom Ombo temples,Aswan tours,taxes and charges all are included. Gather between the great Egyptian Nile river quietness on cruise board and the fabulous temples and tombs in upper Egypt. The best price and quality of service are our targets. Collect the most important sites in upper Egypt in 1 package. Touch the real Egyptian culture in Luxor and Aswan. Relax on cruise board this is egypt in the best way you can see. Enjoy the highlights of Aswan and Luxor. Visit the fabulous temples of Abu Simbel. With stops in Kom Ombo and Edfu. our the Valley of the Kings and so much more with an Egyptology guide. Experience the life trip hot air balloon. Feast on buffet lunches, dinners, and breakfasts on board a 5-star ship. Take it easy with door-to-door transfers in Luxor and Aswan.

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4 - Alexandria National Museum

The Alexandria National Museum is a museum in Alexandria, Egypt. It was inaugurated the 31 December 2003 by Hosni Mubarak and it is located in a renovated Italian style palace in Tariq Al-Horreya Street.

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5 - Alexandrië

Alexandria is the second-largest city in Egypt and a major economic centre. With a population of 5,200,000, Alexandria is the largest city on the Mediterranean - also called the Bride of the Mediterranean by locals - the sixth-largest city in the Arab world and the ninth-largest in Africa.

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6 - Shore Excursions in Alexandria

   9 km away

Alexandria's day Tour visiting the highlights of Alexandria City Starting From Alexandria At 9:00 am Pickup from your Hotel in  Alexandria by Our expert Licensed Tour guide then start your Full Day  tour visiting the best sites in Alexandria Start with New library of Alexandria the  biggest library in the world now with 8 million books, site of the  ancient lighthouse it's one of the seven wonders of ancient  world, Palaces of Farouk, last king in history of Egypt. Then visit pompys pillar, remains of ancient library of Alexandria, then the roman amphitheater, the open air museum for sunken Then Visit The Catacombs. Dates back to 3rd century, its mixture between Greek, Roman, Egyptian art. Then stop for lunch in the best sea view restaurant in Alexandria Based on Full Meal for each Person, but Beverages are not included. After lunch Visit the Modern monuments Such as unknown soldier of Alexandria, the statue of Alexander the Great, drive along the Cornish to see the whole city passing over bridge of Stanley landmark of modern Alexandria then at 16:00 drive back to your hotel.  Note: library of  Alexandria tickets are limited to 200 Tickets only per day, so in order  to get a ticket customer must be at the library of Alexandria by 09:30  AM. Note: Alexandria Library is Closed on Friday, so you will be able to take Photos from outside Highlights • Visit New library of Alexandria • Visit visit pompys pillar • Visit The Catacombs • Visit the roman amphitheatre • Private Guided Tours • No Hidden Costs • Hassle Free

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7 - Montaza Palace

   14 km away

Montaza Palace is a palace, museum and extensive gardens in the Montaza district of Alexandria, Egypt. It was built on a low plateau east of central Alexandria overlooking a beach on the Mediterranean Sea.

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8 - Archaeology Tours in Alexandria

   9 km away

A trip perfect for archaeology lovers! , you will explore the monuments, mosques, and gardens of Alexandria, on this full-day guided tour.

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9 - Helicopter Tours in Alexandria

   9 km away

Travel to Egypt and experience the history and culture on a tour that explores Cairo, cruises along the Nile and visits to Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel and the coastal town of Alexandria. Learn about the wonders of Egypt on this 8-day Egypt tour that includes a 3-night 5-stars Nile cruise to discover the jewels of the Nile between Luxor and Aswan. Visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Abu Simbel 285 km south of Aswan .In Cairo, see the iconic Pyramids, Sphinx, Saqqara, Egyptian Museum and Coptic Cairo in 2 day tours. Tour to one of Egypt's most impressive cities; Alexandria and enjoy a day on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea to visit the Greek and Roman sites. With door-to-door transport by a private A/C vehicle and qualified Egyptology guide. -The cruise from Luxor every; Saturday, Monday or Thursday. -The cruise from Aswan every; Sunday, Monday, Wednesday or Friday

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Alexandria, Egypt

You surely know the city of Alexandria, an Egyptian city on the Mediterranean Sea. How can you not know this city that once hosted the largest library in the ancient world where the great philosophers and scientists of that time came to seek knowledge? How can you even not know this city that hosted one of the seven wonders of the world: the lighthouse of Alexandria.
These two monuments have unfortunately been destroyed by earthquakes and fires…

But the beauty of this city is not only in these mythical monuments. Alexandria is located on the Mediterranean Sea, in the north of the country at about 200 km from Cairo, the capital. The city was founded by Alexander the Great (who gave it his name) more than 2300 years ago. This city is described as fascinating by visitors. It has a truly captivating history and countless monuments that stem from it. The mythical lighthouse and its ancient library are the 2 most famous but we must not forget its Diocletian's column, its old town, its museums, or its necropolis.

This city has a strong and complex history which gives it all its interest and beauty. Indeed, Alexandria was for a while the capital of the country, but in the seventh century the Arabs conquered Egypt and decided to build Cairo and make it the new capital. Then, Alexandria was conquered at the end of the 18th century by Napoleon and then the British. Today Alexandria has kept some traces of its past, you can find French street signs and also a Greek community with Greek restaurants and cafes, etc...

To sum up, this place is exciting to visit, it is a mixture of European, Greco-Roman and Egyptian identity which makes this city extremely rich in history and monuments. Of course, it is also possible to simply walk around Alexandria in its charming port city and discover many architectural and cultural styles. In short, a must-see place in Egypt!

1) Are there other activities to do in Alexandria besides visit the monuments?
Of course you can find other activities to do when you are in Alexandria! There are many activities that tourists love to do. A simple activity that is always enjoyable is a horse-drawn carriage ride or simply riding in the typical Egyptian horses. You can also take all kinds of cruises on the Nile with of course a beautiful route, some cruises offer dinner during the crossing. Also, an activity that amazes every tourist is a helicopter ride over Alexandria.
2) Is there a more appropriate outfit to wear in Alexandria? 
Indeed, Egypt which is a very religious country prefers certain dresses for tourists. The women must avoid the too low-cut outfits, the visible navels or the shorts (For bronze, it is not possible to expose topless because it is prohibited by the Egyptian law).
For men, it's better if they don't wear shorts.
Dress is not mandatory but it is better to take into account the customs of the country.
3) What are the means of transportation in Alexandria? 
Alexandria is a city that offers many modes of transportation such as tramway, bus, or cab.
The tramway has been in service since 1860, is cheap and its routes cover about forty stations. The city is also served by a network of buses and mini-buses. Finally, for cabs, they are inexpensive and available in the city (if the vehicle does not have a meter, remember to discuss the price with the driver before getting in).

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