Best things to do in Alexandria Governorate and sightseeing in Alexandria Governorate
Alexandria - Alexandria Governorate
This beautiful city is located on the coast of Mediterranean .Alexandria ,the second largest city and the second largest metropolitan area in Egypt after Greater Cairo by size and population. It is also the largest city lying directly on the Mediterranean coast. Alexandria is Egypt's largest seaport, serving approximately 80% of Egypt's imports and exports. Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Alexandria became the capital of Greek-Roman Egypt.After the Death of Alexander the Great , Alexandria was ruled by the Ptolemies.Alexandria was known for for the Lighthouse of Alexandria , one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; its Great Library (the largest in the ancient world).The stories of Cleopatra VII, Mark Antony and Julius Ceasar revolve round this city .
Pompey's Pillar - Alexandria Governorate
Bibliotheca Alexandrina - Alexandria Governorate
Located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, Bibliotheca Alexandrina is, though dramatically, one of the most important centers of cultural expression and a store house of knowledge. Especially for history lovers, this place is a treat, for the ancient texts and manuscripts are the highlights of the tour at the Library of Alexandria.
Qaitbay fort - Alexandria Governorate
The grand site of the Qaitbay Fort was built on the site of the ancient pharaohs (lighthouse) of Alexandria. The old lighthouse is also found within the citadel fortification. It gives for an enjoyable tour and a well spent afternoon. The markets near the coast also are a treat for all tourists.