Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Alexandria

Alexandria is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Alexandria one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Alexandria is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Alexandria or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Alexandria. Explore the historical monuments of Alexandria with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Alexandria guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Alexandria page for the complete list of attractions and activities.

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Let's witness the history of Alexandria with these top historical monuments and landmarks:

  1. Bibliotheca Alexandrina

    #1 of 13 Historical Places in Alexandria
    Bibliotheca Alexandrina

    Tags: Art And Culture, Library, Museum, Landmark

    Address: Street Al-Corniche, Shatby

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    Housed in one of the best looking cylindrical building in the world, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina is truly a sight for sore eyes. It’s not all beauty without brains; the library has a huge collec...Read more

  2. Montazah Palace Gardens

    #2 of 13 Historical Places in Alexandria
    Montazah Palace Gardens

    Tags: Garden, Palace

    Address: Al Mandarah Bahri, Qism El-Montaza, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

    Timings: 08:00 am - 11:59 pm Details

    A refuge with lush greenery wherever you look, the Montazah palace gardens are great for a leisurely stroll or a picnic. Unfortunately, the palace is out of bounds for visitors but no one can stop you...Read more

  3. Fort Qaitbey

    #3 of 13 Historical Places in Alexandria
    Fort Qaitbey

    Tags: View Point, Historical Site, Architecture , Fort

    Address: Alexandria, Egypt

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    Have a sneak-peek into Egyptian history and architecture beyond the mighty pyramids when you visit the Citadel of Qaitbay. It is a 215th century defensive fortress that is built on the coast of the Me...Read more

  4. Roman Amphitheatre And Kom El Dikka

    #4 of 13 Historical Places in Alexandria
    Roman Amphitheatre And Kom El Dikka

    Tags: Historical Site, Amphitheater

    Address: Alexandria, Qesm Al Attarin, Alexandria, Egypt

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    With 13 tiers, all made of marble, even the ruins of the Roman amphitheatre look impressive. They take the visitor through the Roman stories that are inter-sewn with Alexandria’s history. A shor...Read more

  5. Pompey's Pillar And Temple Of Serapeum

    #5 of 13 Historical Places in Alexandria
    Pompey's Pillar And Temple Of Serapeum

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site

    Address: Corner of Amoud El Sawary and El Shenity Abou Mandour, Karmouz, Alexandria, 21566

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    Rising out of the ruins of the Temple of Serapeum, this 100 feet tall column is an important albeit a bit disappointing Egyptian sight. Even though there is not much to see or do here, this granite co...Read more

  6. El-mursi Abul Abbas Mosque

    #6 of 13 Historical Places in Alexandria
    El-mursi Abul Abbas Mosque

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Architecture , Tomb

    Address: Al Berkah, Qesm Al Gomrok, Alexandria, Egypt

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Spanish scholar and saint Abul Abbas El-Mursi rests peacefully in this serene mosque that invokes the feelings of awe and spirituality at the same time. The mosque is made with attention to detail...Read more

  7. Anfushi Tombs

    #7 of 13 Historical Places in Alexandria
    Anfushi Tombs

    Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Statue, Architecture

    Address: Shar'a Ras El Tin, El Anfushi, Alexandria, 21511

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    Part of the Pharos island, these tombs date back to early Roman periods. Although built on a smaller scale than the Catacombs, the paintings on these tombs are elaborate and beautiful. There are many ...Read more

  8. Cavafy Museum

    #8 of 13 Historical Places in Alexandria
    Cavafy Museum

    Tags: Memorial, Specialty Museum

    Address: Alexandria Egypt

    Timings: 10:00 am - 03:00 pm Details

    The Cavafy Museum is dedicated to the Greek poet Konstantin Cavafy. It offers the visitors a peek into the great poet’s life and times. Cavafy lived at the house for 25 years before he died in 1...Read more

  9. Graeco Roman Museum

    #9 of 13 Historical Places in Alexandria
    Graeco Roman Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Statue

    Address: Al Mesallah Sharq, Qesm Al Attarin, Alexandria, Egypt

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Home to some 40,000 pieces of art and history, this museum will not disappoint connoisseurs of Egyptian culture. Look out for the Apis bull from the Pompley temple and the fantastic mosaics on display...Read more

  10. St Mark's Pro Cathedral

    #10 of 13 Historical Places in Alexandria
    St Mark's Pro Cathedral

    Tags: Religious Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    Address: Maydan Ahmed Orabi, Manshiya, Alexandria, 21517

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    A place of worship as picturesque as the St. Mark’s Cathedral invokes spirituality and cleanses your thoughts of dirt and negativity. The exquisite stained glass in the early morning sun give th...Read more

  11. Catacombs Of Kom-ash Suqqafa

    #11 of 13 Historical Places in Alexandria
    Catacombs Of Kom-ash Suqqafa

    Tags: Ancient Ruin, Archaeological Site , Tomb

    Address: Street Carmous, Alexandria, Egypt

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    It sounds almost unbelievable that these tombs remained undiscovered until the ill fate of a donkey that disappeared into the ground led to their chance discovery. One can experience the burial ritual...Read more

  12. Antoniades Garden

    #12 of 13 Historical Places in Alexandria
    Antoniades Garden

    Tags: Garden, Landmark, Walking Area, Monument

    Address: ش البيرت الاول، سموحة Qism Sidi Gabir, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Antoniades Garden is a part of a historic monument - The Villa of Antoniadis in Alexandria, Egypt. This is the nineteenth-century villa which has numerous elegantly sculpted Greek styled statues and b...Read more

  13. Pompey's Pillar

    #13 of 13 Historical Places in Alexandria
    Pompey's Pillar

    Tags: Ancient Ruin

    Address: Pompey's Pillar, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

    Standing tall amongst the ancient ruins of Egypt is the well-known popular attraction of Pompey's Pillar. The triumphal Roman column is the only-know free standing column in Egypt and is also one of t...Read more

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Top Tours for Historical Places in Alexandria

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