Located in the north of the country on the Mediterranean coast, the port city of Alexandria is probably not anything like you would imagine finding in Egypt. A trending destination for travelers, this city has a blend of pleasant weather, ancient architecture, and modern attractions that entices people from around the globe to visit.
So, what are the top spots to see in Alexandria? Check out these three places that you shouldn’t miss.
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
One of the seven Wonders of the Middle Ages is in Alexandria, and a must-visit for those who come to this city. These catacombs date back to the 2nd century AD and combine Egyptian, Greek, and Roman influences to host the burial places of many of Egypt’s former pharaohs.
Citadel of Qaitbay
Alexandria’s location on the Mediterranean gives it a convenient, but also vulnerable, setting. For this reason, in the 15th century, the former Sultan of Egypt built an impressive fort to protect the city from attacks which still stands today and can be visited.
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is proof that not all of Alexandria’s charm comes from its past. In fact, its present is on full display at this library and cultural center which features cutting-edge futuristic architecture and was inaugurated in 2002.