The port city in Egypt, Alexandria was home to a lighthouse that ranked among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World during the Hellenistic period on the Mediterranean. The massive memorial column in Egypt, the Pompey's Pillar dates back to Alexandria Roman era. Its 15th-century seafront of Alexandria, Qaitbay Citadel is now a museum.
The modern Alexandria library which is the largest library in the world with 8 million books has open courts and free museums for visitors. Also known as the Royal Alexandria library, the history of the building is intriguing and played a vital role in Egypt's vibrant cultural heritage.
The lighthouse lies in the same site as that of the castle of Qaitbey.
Sometimes known as the Pharos of Alexandria, the lighthouse built by the Ptolemaic Kingdom serves for sailors in the area. The lighthouse built during the reign of Ptolemy II Philadelphus is estimated to be 100 metres tall.
Dedicated to the MurcianAndalusi Sufi saint, Abul Abbas al-Mursi, The Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque built in the city of Alexandria in the 13th century contains the tomb of the saint. The mosque located in the Anfoushi neighbourhood of Alexandria near the Qaitbay Citadel has magnificent architecture.
Redesigned by Eugenio Valzania and Mario Rossi, the mosque highly influenced by old Egypt's buildings and architecture is one of a kind.
The first Egyptian over-sea bridge, the famous bridge of Stanley, connects the two edges of the Alexandrian Corniche. The bridge features the coastline on one side and the endless view of the Mediterranean Sea on the other side. The 400 m tall bridge gives a spectacular view from below.
The beautiful gardens of King Farouk away from the crowded streets of Alexandria lined with lots of fancy restaurants has elegantly embowered streets for night walks.
The Royal Gardens of King Farouk sites royal Palaces of Haramlek and Salamlek followed by the Royal beaches of the Queens.
The Al-Haramlik Palace built at the Montaza Royal Gardens' complex is a palace, museum and garden altogether. Built on a low plateau, to the east of central Alexandria overlooks into the Mediterranean Sea.
Alexandria is an abode of Greco-Roman landmarks, all of which have been reincarnated during the ultramodern Bibliotheca period. For your exquisite Cultural- Theme Tours To Alexandria visit our website @ Nile Holiday.