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15 Reasons Why You Should Visit Alexandria, Egypt

15 Reasons Why You Should Visit Alexandria, Egypt, Alexandria, Egypt (B)

If you’re looking for reasons why you should visit Alexandria in Egypt then this is the post for you. I can’t believe that I had been putting off a visit. Once I arrived, I realised just how wrong I was to doubt going. It’s a stunning city full of amazing things to do based on the North coast of Egypt. It felt so good to breathe in fresh air and you could see the Mediterranean sea for miles. Thousands of years ago, Alexandria was a famous and powerful city. Originally founded by Alexander the Great, all the world’s scripted knowledge at that point in time was held in the Great Library of Alexandria. It used to be the largest library in the world before it was reduced to ashes by a great fire after Julius Caesar was besieged! The lighthouse, which was destroyed in an Earthquake much later, also used to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Today, Alexandria is Egypt’s second largest city and boasts a thriving port along its 32 kilometres of coastline. It is home to the medieval Citadel of Qaitbay, the royal Montazah palace, Bibliotheca library and lots of other gems to explore. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 15 Reasons Why You Should Visit Alexandria, Egypt
Guide Location: Egypt » Alexandria
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Sophie Pearce
Read it on Author's Website: http://thirdeyetraveller.com/reasons-why-you-should-visit-alexandria-egypt/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Steigenberger Cecil Hotel Alexandria
  • the Bibliotheca
  • Pompey’s Pillar
  • The Citadel of Qaitbay
  • The Corniche
  • Trianon
  • Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa
  • Tea Palace Island
  • Montazah palace
  • Windsor Palace Hotel
  • Fish Market