Visit Alexandria, Egypt
For centuries Alexandria was arguably the most important city in the world, at the heart of developments in sciences and philosophy, and repository of the greatest collection of knowledge in the world, the famous Library.
For such a significant place, precious little of the old Alexandria remains: just Pompey’s Pillar and the catacombs as well as assorted artefacts in the Graeco-Roman museum.
It has been replaced by a modern city where the pace of life is quite gentle, and a Mediterranean air of relaxation pervades.
Whilst not endowed with monuments it is a likeable place to spend time, and a good base for exploring the north of Egypt, or perhaps just strolling through the gardens of the Montazah Palace.
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Accommodation choices for Alexandria
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Alexandria. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
The Steigenberger Cecil Hotel is located in central Alexandria. Its rooms are comfortable and well appointed and it boasts great views over the Eastern Harbour and Mediterranean Sea.
Situated on the Mediterranean coastline, the Four Seasons Hotel provides a great base for exploring many of Alexandria's highlights, including the Fort, the catacombs of Kom El-Shuqafa and its museums.
Ideas for experiencing Alexandria
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Alexandria, and which use the best local guides.
El Alamein is an apt name for a place that witnessed the turning point of the North Africa campaign, determining the fate of Egypt and Britain's empire.
Visit some of the key sights in Alexandria, including Pompey's Pillar, the Catacombs of Kom es-Shoqafa, Alexandria National Museum and Alexandria Library.