Alexandria Historic Sites

Historic Sites in Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria Historic Sites

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  • Ari L
    London, UK119 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice to visit the icon of Alexandria.
    Good views of the Mediterranean Sea.

    Mostly neat and tidy, but some people were smoking in this historical monument.
    Written 12 July 2024
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,898 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the most ornate buildings in the city, you will find it in the center of town and on an open square. We saw it from our tour bus, pointed out by our guide. Did not go in but we were impressed with the beauty.
    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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  • Victoria W
    Houston, TX125 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I thought Alexandria was a nice break from the hustle and bustle of Cairo, but the Necropolis was the best part by far. It was well worth going down into the tombs and seeing the intricate architecture below. Definitely try to make it here while you're in Alexandria!
    Written 20 August 2019
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  • Tony C
    Bedford, UK1,399 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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  • Steven W
    Cairo, Egypt227 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an interesting find, and tombs dating back to 300 BC, at least but still they are nothing like the tombs in Luxor or Aswan. Worth the small entry price and challenging walk.
    Written 31 March 2017
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