Magic Planet is Alexandria's largest indoor family entertainment centre.
Alexandria has a Mediterranean climate, with warm humid summers and mild rainy winters. The daytime can be humid in summer, with summer temperatures averaging 31°C (88°F), but evenings are usually cooler and breezy, especially by the Corniche. Winters can get cold, with daytime highs down sometimes to 12°C (53°F), with ocassional rain and sometimes hail. Humidity is high throughout the year. The best time to visit Alexandria is in spring (March-June) and autumn (September-November), since it's at its busiest in summer, when Egyptians flock down to escape the searing heat of Cairo.
Alexandria is served by Alexandria International Airport and Borg al Arab Airport which is located about 25 km (16 mi) away from city center.
From late 2011, Alexandria International will be closed to commercial operations for two years as it undergoes expansion, with all airlines operating out of Borg al Arab Airport from then onwards, where a brand new terminal was completed in February 2011
The International coastal road. (Alexandria - Port Said)
The Desert road. (Alexandria - Cairo /220 km (137 mi) 6-8 lanes, mostly lit)
The Agricultural road. (Alexandria - Cairo)
The Circular road. the turnpike
Ta'ameer Road "Mehwar El-Ta'ameer" - (Alexandria - North Coast)
Alexandria's intracity commuter rail system extends from Misr Station (Alexandria's primary intercity railway station) to Abu Qir, parallel to the tram line. The commuter line's locomotives operate on diesel, as opposed to the overhead-electric tram.
Alexandria plays host to two intercity railway stations: the aforementioned Misr Station (in the older Manshia district in the western part of the city) and Sidi Gaber Station (in the district of Sidi Gaber in the center of the eastern expansion in which most Alexandrines reside), both of which also serve the commuter rail line. Intercity passenger service is operated by Egyptian National Railways.
Alexandria and indeed, much of Egypt in general, has a palpable history and near-mythological quality. As the foremost legacy of Alexander the Great, the Mediterranean seaport city has vital civilization roots, most evident in a peerless network of ancient ruins and museums.
As a dynamic metropolis of more than 4 million people however, Alexandria is far from a sleepy archaeological dig. The city is a perpetual hive of activity and second only to Cairo in economic, industrial and political importance in Egypt. The paramount seaport in the country is a major tourist destination and offers visitors a superlative network of historic quarters to explore. At the end of the day, Alexandria’s vast cultural landscape and infectious civic vibe emerge as twin triumphs for first-time visitors.
Constantine P. Cavafy was a modern Greek poet born in Alexandria in 1863. Cavafy’s prolific body of work inspired many notable 20th century artists, from composer Vangelis to singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. The poet’s Alexandria apartment is now a fine museum.
Alexandria Fish Market:
As a Mediterranean port city, Alexandria’s culinary legacy draws considerably from the sea. As a result, the Alexandria Fish Market offers a peerless glimpse into a vital facet of the city’s cultural landscape. The Anfoushi neighborhood landmark is well worth a tour.
Mahmoud Said Museum:
Mahmoud Said was a major 20th century Egyptian artist. A prominent Alexandria judge, Said’s exploits as a painter began as a humble side hobby. Today, Alexandria’s Mahmoud Said Museum has the most comprehensive collection of works by the late master.
Montazah Palace Gardens:
Built in the late 19th century, Montazah Palace is one of the most conspicuous landmarks in Alexandria. While the former home of Abbas II, last Khedive of Egypt and Sudan, is not open to the public, the lavish palace gardens are thankfully accessible to visitors.
No visit to Alexandria is complete without a thorough tour of the city’s best market district. Souq Ibrahimiyya may pale in comparison to Cairo’s frenetic markets but nonetheless, is a terrific point of interest to procure gifts, souvenirs and best of all, the vibe of the city.
The ancient Chatby Necropolis cemetery complex dates back to the early development of Alexandria as a port city. With burials from the 4th century B.C., the incessant archaeological dig is a first-rate tourist attraction.
Alexandria’s seaside Corniche, like others in Beirut and Casablanca, hints at the city’s “Belle Époque” era. At a time when the affluent and elite came to Alexandria to lounge and frolic, the landmark Cecil Hotel was a paramount playground.
Alexandria National Museum:
The National Museum at Alexandria contains a priceless collection of artifacts that trace the very development and evolution of the city. The museum’s Italian villa home in the center of Alexandria is especially notable. Renovated in 2003 to accommodate the museum’s needs, the landmark has three floors of exhibition space.
Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqaf:
Alexandria’s other necropolis site is slightly more famous. As one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages, the Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqaf is a pre-eminent archaeological complex. Built up over time from the dawn of the modern age, the burial site melds obvious Greek, Imperial Roman and Egyptian characteristics.
Alexandria’s most popular must-see attraction is without question, the exquisite Bibliotheca Alexandrina. No expense was spared in the construction of the modern tribute to the city’s most famous ancient landmark, the Library of Alexandria. The 2002 version sits near the original and is remarkable on many fronts. Bibliotheca Alexandrina has over 70,000 m2 of exhibition space, three museums and a conference center.
Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria
Ranked #1 of 35 hotels in Alexandria
Mercure Romance Alexandria
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Hilton Alexandria Corniche
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Radisson Blu Hotel, Alexandria
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Hilton Alexandria Green Plaza
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Sofitel Cecil Alexandria
Ranked #6 of 35 hotels in Alexandria
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Paradise Inn Le Metropole Hotel
Ranked #8 of 35 hotels in Alexandria
Alexandria Mediterranean Suites
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Mohamed Ahmed Restaurant
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Magic Planet is Alexandria's largest indoor family entertainment centre.
The culture of Egypt has thousands of years of recorded history. Ancient Egypt was among the earliest civilizations. For millennia, Egypt maintained a strikingly complex and stable culture that influenced later cultures of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. After the Pharaonic era, Egypt itself came under the influence of Hellenism, for a time Christianity, and later, Islamic culture. Today, many aspects of Egypt's ancient culture exist in interaction with newer elements, including the influence of modern Western culture.