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Travel Guide To Alexandria

  • Egypt
  • Alexandria
  • 2,679 km²
  • EET (UTC+2)
  • EGP
  • Arabic
  • 4,546,231

General Information About Alexandria

The second largest city in Egypt, Alexandria, known as “the Pearl of the Mediterranean“, has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern. Its ambience and cultural heritage is different from the rest of the country.

Founded by Alexander the Great in 331. C., Alexandria became the capital of Graeco-Roman Egypt. Alexandria was also the center of learning in the ancient world.Situated on the north of the country and with more than four million inhabitants, Alexandria is Egypt’s main port and one of the most important in the Mediterranean.

Relatively new discoveries in the Eastern Harbor involve two different sites. Around Fort Qaitbay hundreds of objects were discovered, including what experts believe are the remains of the Pharos Lighthouse, one of the ancient wonders of the world. In the southeast part of the port, archaeologists have apparently found the Royal Quarters, including granite columns and fabulous statues, including one of Isis and a Sphinx with a head that was thought to be the father of Cleopatra.


Alexandria Culture and History


In ancient times, Alexandria was one of the most famous cities in the world and was founded around a pharaonic population by Alexander the Great. Alexandria became the center of Greek culture in the Hellenistic period so when the Romans arrived all Egypt was bilingual.

This city was the capital of Egypt for about 1000 years, until the Muslim conquest of this country. Until today this city remains a popular holiday destination.


The city was historically known for its Lighthouse. The Lighthouse of Alexandria, built in the 3th century B.C. and destroyed by two earthquakes in the 14th century, it constituted for nearly two millennia one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. With a height of about 130 meters it was located on the island of Pharos.

Another great monument of Alexandria was its library, where almost 1,000,000 documents were kept and then mysteriously disappeared in destruction. The new library was built in 2003 and it is worth visiting.


Food in Alexandria is not usually a problem for the stomach, although you have to be careful. In Alexandria there is a saying: the months ending in ‘r’ (September, October, November and December) are the best to eat fresh fish.

Alexandria Nightlife

Experience the exciting nightlife in Alexandria enjoying cocktails and good music in several bars and clubs in the city where you can relax and have fun all night.

Stingers Disco is located in the Hotel Borg El Arab. This party place is open every day and it is known for popular music and incredible lighting effects. It is best to make reservations before going there as it is always crowded, especially during the weekends.
The Aquarious nightclub is located within the prestigious Sheraton Hotel Montazah. Apart from its great wine, Egyptian cuisine and a la carte menu, you can enjoy the excellent view of the Mediterranean Sea. Moreover, on its dance floor, you can enjoy the latest Arabic music and international hits.
Bar Al-Fouad opens at 11:00 am and it is located inside the Palace-Hotel El Salamlek. You can enjoy alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, with impeccable service and great kindness by their workers. Although it is open during the day, where you can enjoy good piano music, it can also be visited at nigh. You can dance until dawn while enjoying fresh cocktails and mixed drinks. The bar is open until 2:00 am.

Popular Bars in Alexandria

Cap D’or

Adib street 4,
Alexandria, Egypt
Tel.: +20 034875177

Spitfire Bar

7, Old Borsa Street, off of Saad Zaghloul Street
Manshiyya, Alexandria, Egypt
Tel.: +20 033806503

El Fouad Bar, El Salamlek

Montaza Gardens
Alexandria, Egypt
Tel.: +20 3 5477999

Portuguese Club

42 Abdel Qader Ragab St., Off Kafr Abdou Street
Rushdy, Alexandria, Egypt
Tel.: +20 3 5427599

Famous Clubs in Alexandria

Club 35

Sidi Bishr, As Soyouf Bahri, Qism El-Montaza
Alexandria, Egypt
Tel.: +20 3 5490935

Club 21 Cafe & Restaurant

Mustafa Kamel WA Bolkli, Qesm Sidi Gaber
Alexandria, Egypt
Tel.:+20 3 5232929

San Giovanni Night Club

205 El Gueish Ave, Stanely,
Alexandria, Egypt
Tel.: +20-3-5467775

Stingers Disco

Inside Hilton Borg El Arab Alex. Matrouh Desert Rd.,
Alexandria, Egypt
Tel.: +20 03 3740730

1 Comment

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    Posted by David from| July 24, 2018 |Reply

    Great article, thanks for the tips! Indeed, Egypt is a country that needs no introduction, with its gorgeous sweeping deserts as well as some of the most iconic structures on earth. However, the country has one of the highest numbers of tourist targeted scams globally:

    Do be wary of the unlicensed touts, papyrus scroll museums, camel handlers, tours with hidden extras, Valley of the Kings photography scam, show me your ticket scam, public beach scam, inflated prices, friendship gifts, postcard scam, scarf photo scam, entry visa scam, horse carriage scam, felucca scam, tourist menu scam and many more!

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