Best Free Things to Do in Alexandria

THE 10 BEST Free Things to Do in Alexandria

Best Free Things to Do in Alexandria

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What travellers are saying

  • Rajesh K K
    Bengaluru, India1,329 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stopped here to take pics only - did not get to do much exploring. But the road looked lovely! One side had shops/restaurants and the other had the Mediterranean Sea! One can also see the Citadel at Qaitbay in the distance!

    Would have loved to visit in the evening and walk around.
    Written 4 November 2023
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  • Gloria Katherin... S
    United Arab Emirates6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The bridge and the beach are a sight to see but beware of the overprices beverages and kids who ask for more tips.
    Written 8 February 2023
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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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  • Alice R
    Hobart, Australia8,929 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Came here for lunch and also to buy some groceries, but you can't help browsing the many shops here either. Toilets were clean too.
    Written 3 March 2019
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA17,028 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Saint Mark supposedly was from this city and left his mark on Egypt, converting many, establishing Christianity which continues today, especially with this beautiful church. We did not go in, but our tour guide showed it to us and emphasized its importance.
    Written 7 May 2024
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  • yael39
    Alexandria, Egypt49 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    it is a nice small mall with shops and a good kids area , which i like , the restaurants are nice , liked it especially in spring
    Written 5 May 2019
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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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  • Menna S
    Stockholm, Sweden21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well preserved and beautiful piece of history in the middle of the corniche right by the water. Worth a stop by
    Written 10 January 2021
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  • MO H
    Egypt22 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an old but unique mosque that is very poorly kept by the Alexandria Governorate officials. A lot of garbage and waste right outside the mosque!!
    Written 30 June 2019
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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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