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The Highlights of Alexandria

The jewel of the Mediterranean Sea in Egypt, Alexandria is in fact one of the oldest surviving towns in the land of the Nile. Established in the 4th century BC by Alexander the Great, Alexandria served as the capital of Egypt for a long period of time. Today, Alexandria welcomes many tourists who travel to Egypt for its own unique magic and variety of monuments.

Alexandria was also a significantly important commercial, political and cultural hub during the flourishing period of the Ptolemies and the beginning of the Roman empire. There are several places that grab the attention of travelers who tour Egypt.

Fort Qaitbey is one of the most famous landmarks of Alexandria. Located at the West harbor, the fort was established in the 15th century by the Mamluks to defend the city. It was constructed with the stones of the collapsing lighthouse of Alexandria. A visit to the fort is included in all Egypt travel packages in Egypt which include exploring Alex.

Other highlights of Alexandria include the Roman Amphitheatre, the first of its kind in Egypt, the Catacombs of Kom Al Shoqafa, the Greco Roman Museum, the Library of Alexandria, and Al Montazah Complex. These sites are popular among travelers who spend their vacations in Egypt.