Alexandria City Orientation Tour 1, Alexandria

Alexandria City Orientation Tour 1, Alexandria

The second largest city in Egypt, Alexandria used to be one of the most significant and famous cities in the world. Founded by Alexander the Great, Alexandria was Egypt's capital for about a thousand years. The city was well known because of its library, the biggest in the ancient world, the light house and many other outstanding buildings. Check out Alexandria's top attractions in the following self-guided tour.
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Alexandria City Orientation Tour 1 Map

Guide Name: Alexandria City Orientation Tour 1
Guide Location: Egypt » Alexandria (See other walking tours in Alexandria)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 km
Author: ashley
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Naval Museum

1) Naval Museum

Located in Citadel of Qaitbey, the Naval Museum of Alexandria is a small museum that contains a lot of artifacts and objects. The artifacts include Ottoman weapons and French coins, which remained after Nelson bombarded Napoleon's fleet in the year 1798. Nowadays the museum is a very popular tourist...   view more
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Citadel of Qaitbay

2) Citadel of Qaitbay (must see)

The Citadel of Qaitbay is a 15th century defensive fortress located on the Mediterranean sea coast, built upon/from the ruins of the Lighthouse of Alexandria. It was established in 1477 AD by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-Din Qa'it Bay. The Qaitbay Citadel in Alexandria is considered one of the most important defensive strongholds, not only in Egypt, but also along the Mediterranean Sea coast. It was erected on the exact site of the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria, which was one of the Seven...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Alexandria Lighthouse

3) Alexandria Lighthouse

It was a tower built in the 3rd century BC on the island of Pharos in Alexandria, Egypt to serve as that port's landmark, and later, its lighthouse.
The Lighthouse of Alexandria, sometimes called the Pharos of Alexandria, was a lofty tower built by the Ptolemaic Kingdom between 280 and 247 BC with a 393-450 ft (120-137m) height. It was one of the tallest man-made structures on Earth for many centuries, and was regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Badly damaged by...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Alexandria Aquarium

4) Alexandria Aquarium

Alexandria Aquarium was built in 1930 and is located near by Qaitbay fort on Eastern Harbor. The aquarium exhibits many species from the Mediterranean and Red Seas around Egypt, as well as some freshwater species from the Nile and the Amazon. Animals on display range from fish to crustaceans and turtles (both marine and freshwater). The Aquarium is also home to the Marine Research...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Abu el-Abbas el-Mursi Mosque

5) Abu el-Abbas el-Mursi Mosque (must see)

One of the most significant and marvelous mosques in the city of Alexandria, Abu El Abbas El Mursi, was built in 1775 by Algerians. The mosque was constructed over the tomb of Murcia Andalusanal-Abbas Saint. Abu el-Abbas el-Mursi Mosque is 23 meters high and has a wonderful minaret. It is located on the beautiful Mosque Square that overlooks the Eastern Harbour. The mosque can be seen clearly from the...   view more
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Anfushi Tombs

6) Anfushi Tombs

Anfushi Tombs consist of five tombs that date back to the third century BC. They are beautifully decorated with Egyptian graffiti and amazing pictures worth seeing. Anfushi Tombs showcase the blend of both Greek and Egyptian arts. The tombs were revealed in 1901 and...   view more
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Eastern Harbour of Alexandria

7) Eastern Harbour of Alexandria

Alexandria port consists of two harbours (East and West) separated by a T-shaped peninsula. Situated along the main part of the Mediterranean coast of Alexandria, the Eastern Harbour of Alexandria is a beautiful harbour and one of the most interesting attractions in Alexandria. The Eastern Harbour is shallow and not navigable by large vessels. It provides beautiful panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea, especially in the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Ancient Roman Amphitheater

8) Ancient Roman Amphitheater (must see)

Roman amphitheaters are large, circular or oval open-air venues with raised seating – built by the Ancient Romans. Built in the IV century AD, Ancient Roman Amphitheater in Alexandria is an amazing work of art with a capacity of 800 seats. It was a place for wonderful musical performances and various contests. The Gladiator games were also held here. The theater was built with materials from all over the world. It features great surroundings, marvelous trees and...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Alexandria, Egypt

Create Your Own Walk in Alexandria

Create Your Own Walk in Alexandria

Creating your own self-guided walk in Alexandria is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Alexandria City Orientation Tour 3

Alexandria City Orientation Tour 3

Alexandria is a beautiful city, surrounded by marvelous monuments and buildings. It is considered to be one of the most historical cities of Egypt. The city of Alexandria features a large number of wonderful mosques, palaces and other buildings, which are mostly remains from Roman times. These amazing attractions are unique and worth seeing. Take the following self-guided tour to explore beautiful attractions of Alexandria.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.7 km
Alexandria City Orientation Tour 2

Alexandria City Orientation Tour 2

Alexandria is a beautiful city, surrounded by marvelous monuments and buildings. It is considered to be one of the most historical cities of Egypt. The city of Alexandria features a large number of wonderful mosques, palaces and other buildings, which are mostly remains from Roman times. These amazing attractions are unique and worth seeing. Take the following self-guided tour to explore beautiful attractions of Alexandria.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 km