The second largest city in Egypt, Alexandria, known as "The Pearl of the Mediterranean", has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern ; its ambience and cultural heritage distance it from the rest of the country although it is actually only 225 km. from Cairo.
Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Alexandria became the capital of Graeco-Roman Egypt, its status as a beacon of culture symbolized by Pharos, the legendary lighthouse that was one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Alexandria is also a popular tourist destination.
You can visit in Alexandria
- Alexandria National Museum
- Bibliotheca Alexandrina
- Alexandria library
- Montazah palace garden
- Deir Mar Mina (St. Mina Mona)
- Mosque of Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi
- King Farouk Palace