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Alexandria is the second largest Egyptian city and is popularly known as “The Pearl of the Mediterranean”. It is almost 225 km. away from the capital city of Cairo. Since a long time, this wonderful place with its unique beauty is alluring a number of travelers across the globe.

It is assumed that the key reason behind the increasing popularity of Alexandria, as one of the most visited resort villages, is its advantageous geographic location and availability of modes of transportation. The means of conveyance that facilitate people to move around the territory of Alexandria include flights, highways, train, taxis, tram and buses.

There are several places of major interest in Alexandria that deserve mention. Some among them include the wonderful museums, gardens, churches, zoos and parks. Besides this, mosques are also spread all over the city.

Gardens, Zoos and Parks in Alexandria
  • Montaza Royal Gardens
  • Shallalat Gardens
  • Alexandria Zoo
  • Antoniades park
Museums in Alexandria
  • The Graeco-Roman Museum
  • The Museum of Fine Arts
  • The Cavafy museum
  • The Royal Jewelry Museum

Churches in Alexandria
Mosques in Alexandria
  • Abu el-Abbas el-Mursi Mosque
  • Sharq el-Madina Mosque, in Miami
  • El-Shohadaa Mosque, in Mostafa Kamel
  • Qaed Ibrahim Mosque
  • El-Mowasah Mosque, in Hadara

The list doesn’t end here. Alexandris has lot more to offer its international visitors. They are Royal Library of Alexandria, Palaces, Squares, Bridges, Catacombs of Kom al-Shuqafa, Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue, stadiums, monuments, Citadel of Qaitbay, El Montaza Royal Gardens, Maamoura Beach and many more. Alexandria is also considered to be one of the most important summer resorts in the Middle East. Tourists can also enjoy the shopping facilities offered by Alexandria.

  • Saint Alexander Nevsky Church
  • Saint Catherine Church
  • Church of the Annunciation
  • Saint Anargyri Church
  • Archangels Gabriel and Michael Church

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