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Alexandria Egypt, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Qaitbey’s Fort, Pompey's Pillar
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What to see
Qaitbey’s Fort (also known as Qaitbay's Citadel): The gates of medieval architecture can be widely open to you by simply paying a visit to Qaitbey’s labyrinth Citadel, crowing the cornich’s tip. The fort design is influenced by that of the ancient light house, and is best when visited at sunset, as waves tend to crash on the fort’s foot, and small fishing boats surround the area, creating an artistic canvas, calling to be photographed.
Recommended: Once your tour of the fort is done, and you’ve enjoyed the warmth of the sun, a 10 min walk leads you to taste heavenly, traditional ice cream {unlike the one you’re familiar with}, as a small shop overlooking the sea named "Jelaty Azza" (meaning ice cream Azza), offers you an unforgettable, cool off experience. Anyone would be glad to guide you!

Bibliotheca Alexandrina: As a successful attempt to rekindle the brilliance of the ancient, lost Library, stands Bibliotheca Alexandrina with its striking rising sun design; a flourishing cultural center on the shores of the Mediterranean, preaching dialogue and tolerance. Embracing three comprehensive libraries with one specialized for children, museums with rare antiquities, and an exceptional manuscript showroom, makes the visit to the library an interesting one for children and adults alike. Guided tours of the library are available in all languages.
Recommended: Visit the Planetarium and enjoy a thrilling experience that takes you to space and back.. headphones translating to many languages are made available for visitors.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria Egypt
(Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria Egypt)

The Greco Roman Museum: Housing remaining pieces of the ancient light house, as well as rare Greek and Roman collections of over 40,000 relics, makes this museum an essential stop.
Recommended: Make sure you see the unique Tangara collection.

Pompey's Pillar :
Over 25 meters high, stands the most prominent granite Greek pillar in Alexandria, built in 297 AD in honor of Emperor Diocletian.

Al-Montazah Palace: After a long day of sightseeing, Al Montazah Palace is the best place to rest and reflect. Surrounded by endless greenery and woods, overlooking the sea, one can sit to enjoy the sun and utmost peacefulness.
Recommended: Visit Al Haramlek and Salamlek -now a 5 star hotel- but once used to be Egypt‘s Royal Family summer residence.

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