Top things to do in Alexandria

Top things to do in Alexandria

Top things to do in Alexandria

Widely known as the “Pearl of the Mediterranean” the city will leave you awe-struck with its rich blend of culture, heritage and modernity. Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a paradise for book lovers in the city. Apart from this, there are a number of attractions like the Fort Qaitbey, Maamoura Beach, Roman Amphitheatre which are worth visiting while you are in the city. Alexandria becomes a mini Paris at night and it seems like the city never sleeps as the nightlife here is very pulsating. From belly dancers to live music to DJ to cultural events to sipping a cup of Brazilian coffee, Alexandria is a tourist's trap.

Alexandria National Museum:

The Alexandrian National Museum is a three-storeyed iconic structure in Alexandria, which documents its history right from the Pharaonic epoch through the 19th century. It was opened to the public in 2003 and since then it has mesmerized many history lovers.

Maamoura Beach:

Located a stone's throw away from the Montazah Garden, Maamoura is the ‘beachiest’ of all the coastlines in the city with serene parks and a lot of food stalls. With its location being just a mile away from the main road, Maamoura Beach is one of the major tourist destinations in Alexandria.

Green Plaza Mall:

Located in Qism Sidi Gabir, Green Plaza Mall is a gigantic shopping center with a wide range of stores, restaurants, cinemas and a court for video-gamers.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina:

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, a center of cultural and scientific excellence, is a memorial of the Library of Alexandria and an endeavor to rekindle the intellectuality that the ancient centers of study represented. The library is home to millions of books, 6 separate libraries, 4 museums, a science center, a cultural panorama named 'The Culturama' that is projected over 9 screens, 13 different academic research centers, a conference center and 4 art galleries.
NOTE: The site is wheelchair accessible.

Montaza Palace:

Overlooking a tranquil beach in the heart of the city, Montaza Palace is an extensive palace with Pseudo-Moorish architecture adorned with Florentine designs. The addition of the tower replicated from the Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio is an icing on the cake. Don’t forget to stroll around in the lush gardens encircling the palace to get the best of nature.

Fort Qaitbey:

Fort Qaitbey, also known as Citadel of Qaitbey was built by Mameluke Sultan Abdul Nasser Qa’it Bay in 1477 AD but has undergone reconstruction twice since then. Located in against a beautiful landscape, the magnificent fortress offers a marvelous view of the Mediterranean Sea and the city.

Museum Island:

Located right in the heart of Berlin’s city center, Museum Island is a grand body of 5 famous museums: Pergamon Museum, Bode Museum, Neues Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie and Altes Museum. The museum island was granted UNESCO National Heritage Site status in the year 1999. The entry to the island is free, however, the entry for various museums is paid. A Museum Island Pass is available for free entry to few museums.

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