Set among the oldest civilizations of the world beside the flowing majestic Nile, Alexandria is a heritage city. Or one can more precisely call it the ancient wonder city. Established by the ruler Alexander the Great, Alexandria is symbolic of power, greatness and authority.
The city located along the Nile has remarkably beautiful sceneries that leave you in awe for more. Magical, mystical, with the touch of wizardry, is what can be describable of the city of Alexandria. Very few cities have a history as rich and legendary as that of Alexandria.
⇒ Pharos – Light House Of Alexandria
It is a lighthouse built on the island of Pharos. Legends about a mirror place at the top of the lighthouse used to burn enemy ships before they could reach the shores are infamous among the locals. Although the proofs of this are majorly unknown, hearing the legends is one fun affair.
Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the lighthouse is visible from many miles away; making it a landmark for ships. Crumbled by two earthquakes in the 14th century, the lighthouse has been standing strong for more than 2200 years. The lighthouse beautified by the overlaying white sand and shore continues into the water placidly.
⇒ Montazah Palace Gardens
Founded in the early 19th century, Montazah Palace is one of the most iconic places in the city. The garden adjoining the Palace is worth a visit. With a large area to roam about and play, Monatazah Palace Gardens cuts you off from the busy hustles of the city.
The garden boasts of a variety of flowers and trees which provides the freshness that your body needs. The eateries include Roastery, Spectra, McDonald’s, Zanies and others. There is enough for everyone.
⇒ Roman Amphitheatre
One of the most popular sites in Alexandria, the Roman Amphitheatre was built in the 4th century and currently stands tall with most of its structures restored. With 16 rows of marble benches to be used, the amphitheatre was used to sit 600 audiences at once. Much of the modern technique of sitting arrangement can be seen in the amphitheatre with clearly marked out numbers for the rows and seats, and a different seating arrangement for the wealthy and the nobles of that time.
⇒ Citadel of Qaitbay
The Citadel is one of the most important structures of the city of Alexandria in the past as well as the present. Built along the Mediterranean Sea, the citadel was one of the most defensive strongholds all around the Sea. The Citadel survived three earthquakes since its establishment in the 14th century. On a stormy day, tourists are bound to get wet by the splashing waters of the waves crashing on the shore.
When on top of the castle, one can view the actual scenes that the archers used to look at.
The city of Alexandria is a heritage in itself and an important city of the ancient world. It was the largest city in Egypt for the greater half of the Alexandria period for more than two thousand years. For your Alexandria tour call us or visit our website.