Alexandria City Orientation Tour 3, Alexandria

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.
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Alexandria City Orientation Tour 3 Map

Guide Name: Alexandria City Orientation Tour 3
Guide Location: Egypt » Alexandria (See other walking tours in Alexandria)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.7 km
Author: derek
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Serapeum

1) Serapeum

The Serapeum was a temple built by Ptolemy III and dedicated to Serapis, the syncretic Hellenistic-Egyptian god who was made the protector of Alexandria. The Serapeum was the largest and most magnificent of all temples in the Greek quarter of Alexandria. Besides the image of the god, the temple precinct housed an offshoot collection of the great Library of Alexandria. The Serapeum in Alexandria was destroyed by a Christian crowd or Roman soldiers in 391.

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Sight description based on wikipedia
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Pompey's Pillar

2) Pompey's Pillar (must see)

The largest Roman triumphal column constructed outside of the imperial capitals of Rome and Constantinople, Pompey's Pillar is one of the best-known ancient monuments still standing in Alexandria today. The only known free-standing column in Roman Egypt which was not composed of drums, it is one of the largest ancient monoliths and one of the largest monolithic columns ever erected. It is located on Alexandria's ancient acropolis - a modest hill located adjacent to the city's Arab...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

3) Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa (must see)

A historical archaeological site, the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa lie on the western necropolis of Alexandria and consist of three levels cut through solid rock, the third level being now completely underwater. It houses a series of Alexandrian tombs, statues and archaeological objects of the Pharaonic funeral cult with Hellenistic and early Imperial Roman influences. The Catacombs were named Kom El Shoqafa, meaning Mound of Shards, because the area used to contain a mound of shards of terra...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Museum of Fine Arts

4) Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts features a great collection of paintings, sculptures and various artworks. A lot of interesting exhibitions by Egyptian and international artists take place here. Museum of Fine Arts is well known because of Alexandria Biennially, that showcases works from Mediterranean countries. The museum is open every day during the week, except on...   view more
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Alexandria National Museum

5) Alexandria National Museum (must see)

The Alexandria National Museum in Egypt was inaugurated the 31st of December, 2003 by Hosni Mubarak and it's located in a restored Italian style palace in Tariq Al-Horreya Street, near the center of the city. It contains about 1.800 artifacts that narrate the story of Alexandria and Egypt. Most of these pieces came from other Egyptian museums. The museum mainly focuses on three collections: Ancient Egyptian, Coptic, and the Muslim world. The museum includes works from the Hellenistic...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Cathedral

6) Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Cathedral

Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral is the historical seat of the Pope of Alexandria, the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church. The cathedral is said to stand on the site of the church founded by St. Mark the Evangelist in AD 60. Mark converted many to Christianity and performed many miracles, he is considered the founder of the church in Alexandria and the first Bishop of Alexandria.

In the time of Pope Yusab II, the church building was pulled down and another, larger building was...   view more
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Bibliotheca Alexandrina

7) Bibliotheca Alexandrina (must see)

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a major library and cultural center located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It is both a commemoration of the Library of Alexandria that was lost in antiquity, and an attempt to rekindle something of the brilliance that this earlier center of study and erudition represented. The idea of reviving the old library dates back to 1974, when a committee set up by Alexandria University selected a plot of land for its new library, between the campus and the...   view more
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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 1

Alexandria City Orientation Tour 1

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.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 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