Religious Sites in Alexandria

Religious Sites in Alexandria, Egypt

Religious Sites in Alexandria

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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA17,028 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The city's biggest and most historic mosque, set on an open square so you can get a good view. We saw it from our tour bus, passed by too quickly, but it was magnificent, one of the most important sites in town.
    Written 7 May 2024
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  • smvNYC
    New York City, NY359 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The monastery is located some distance from Alexandria and getting there was an adventure in itself Google Maps was surprisingly good).
    The site is of significant importance to Christians as it hosts the relics of St. Minas. The place was busy with local tour groups. There is no entrance fee and the grounds were decorated with beautiful paintings and mosaics. There are also vendor booths with both religious items and local foods.
    Written 28 August 2021
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  • Robert O
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,520 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Named after Ibrahim Pasha, commander in the 19th century Egyptian army and later successor of his father Mohamed Ali as Wali (governor). Constructed in 1948 one hundred years after his death.

    The design of this fine mosque is by Italian architect Mario Rossi and shows blending of Mamluk and Ottoman styles. Note the elegant minaret has a clock in the middle part.
    Written 18 April 2024
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  • Robert O
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,520 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This cathedral is the center of the Roman Catholic community in Alexandria currently very much involved in supporting refugees and migrants.

    The neo-Baroque style building dates from the 1850s. The impressive facade was added in 1927. The cathedral is dedicated to Catherine of Alexandria, according to legend a princess who lived in the fourth century AD, converted to Christianity and eventually was executed by the Roman rulers.

    Not only the peaceful setting is pleasant, but the beautifully decorated interior of the church as well.

    The body of Italian king Victor Emmanuel III is not longer buried here, but was repatriated to Italy in 2017.
    Written 26 April 2024
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  • Tony C
    Bedford, UK1,398 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    As other people have outlined this is not near anywhere on the rod between Alexandria and Cairo. But if you get the opportunity it is certainly worth a visit - would only delay your journey by 90 minutes or so.
    We were shown round by one of the residents who provided an excellent informative soundtrack to the history and also present day life in the monastery. He answered all questions he could and clearly enjoyed his time with his audience.
    A fascinating and enjoyable detour
    Written 10 November 2022
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  • Jalal Iqbal
    Dhaka City, Bangladesh1,472 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    located inside beautiful muntazah. well maintained and clean. u can see it while walking in cool montazah garden.
    Written 2 March 2017
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  • Mathias S
    332 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A part of a group of monasteries in Wadi Natrun, in the desert west to Delta, this monastery has a history originating in 4th century already. It is dedicated to St Bishuy, who is perhaps unknown in the West, but very popular in Egypt, where quite a few Copts bear this name.

    It is located not far from the road between Alexandria and Cairo.

    The monastery is surrounded by walls and houses several buildings, not only old ones, but also a big new church for the pilgrims as well as the tomb of a popular pope (patriarch) of the Copts, Shenuda III.

    Not only you don't pay to enter, but you can get a free simple meal of bread and broad bean, which is great.
    Written 16 April 2019
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  • MahAshraf
    Cairo245 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The mosque is adjacent to Al-mursi abu alabbas mosque and has almost identical architecture. Nice to be seen from both inside and outside. Makes a nice addition to Al-Mursi Abu alabbas compound.
    Written 14 August 2016
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  • Robert O
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,520 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mosque of the Attareen (Spicetraders) is in the historic section of Alexandria. There are many antique shops in this area, but in the old days the neighborhood was the domain of spicetraders. The mosque is at the sight of a Christian church, but after the Arab conquest a mosque was built here. The present-day structure dates from 1912 and is a result of a thorough renovation after a long period of neglect.

    There is no problem to visit the mosque, but of course not during prayer time.
    Written 11 April 2024
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  • Robert O
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,520 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This Greek Orthodox church was built in the 1850s during a time many Greeks settled in Alexandria. They were successful in business and accumulated enough wealth to be able to afford a monumental church and attract artists to ensure fine decoration. After they were forced to leave during the 1950s and 60s the building fell into disrepair, but recently as relations between Greece and Egypt improved, the church has been well restored.
    Written 21 April 2024
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