Top Historical Places in Alexandria

Are you looking to explore the history of Alexandria through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Alexandria including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Alexandria. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Alexandria ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Alexandria, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Alexandria for a great trip!

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

  1. Bibliotheca Alexandrina

    4.7 (1336 Votes)
    Bibliotheca Alexandrina

    Art And Culture, Library, Museum, Landmark

    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 collection of books and manuscripts and hosts incredible exhibitions that showcase Egyptian culture and heritage. You will fall in love with the view that the building enjoys, just for that have a coffee...Read more
  2. Montazah Palace Gardens

    Garden, Palace

    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 from gazing at the magnanimous structure. Not just the gardens but also the vista surrounding them is breath taking. You can use the semi private beach for a small fee. The Montazah Palace Gardens...Read more
  3. Fort Qaitbey

    4.4 (1083 Votes)
    Fort Qaitbey

    View Point, Historical Site, Architecture , Fort

    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 Mediterranean Sea in Alexandria. It was built on the location of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, that was considered to be one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World, which was destroyed by an earth...Read more
  4. Roman Amphitheatre And Kom El Dikka

    Historical Site, Amphitheater

    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 short walk around the ruins will take you back hundreds of years into the mesmerizing mix of cultures that are an integral part of Egyptian history. While you’re there, try the acoustics from the...Read more
  5. Pompey's Pillar And Temple Of Serapeum

    Religious Site, Temple, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site

    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 column is bound to catch your attention. The sphinxes surrounding the column add a mystic aura to the sight. You can pair it with the Catacombs of Kom ash Suqqafa which is in the vicinity. Pay a smal...Read more
  6. El-mursi Abul Abbas Mosque

    Mosque, Religious Site, Architecture , Tomb

    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 and excellent artistic vision. Be wary of the self-appointed guides that might spoil this surreal experience for you.
  7. Anfushi Tombs

    Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Statue, Architecture

    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 statues of Sphinx on the right and left sides of the burial chamber because Sphinx was still believed to be the guardian of the tombs.
  8. Cavafy Museum

    4.1 (483 Votes)
    Cavafy Museum

    Memorial, Specialty Museum

    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 1933. The museum’s bindery is worth a look where the poet made his own brochures and leaflets. And there is one last curiosity: a cast of Cavafy's death mask, serene but disfigured, lying cush...Read more
  9. Graeco Roman Museum

    3.8 (501 Votes)
    Graeco Roman Museum

    Art And Culture, Art Museum, Statue

    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. With 27 exhibits that showcase Hellenic statues, busts of Roman emperors, sarcophagi, mummies, Tangara figurines and early Christian artefacts, the museum captures over 2000 years of Graeco-Roman...Read more
  10. St Mark's Pro Cathedral

    Religious Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    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 this place an ethereal feel. The Byzantine design elements add a unique style to the building.
  11. Catacombs Of Kom-ash Suqqafa

    Ancient Ruin, Archaeological Site , Tomb

    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 rituals of three cultures: Pharaoic, Helenistic and Roman. The very feeling of being hundreds of feet under the ground will give you a macabre vibe. Not for the faint hearted, this attraction will stay w...Read more
  12. Antoniades Garden

    3.9 (97 Votes)
    Antoniades Garden

    Garden, Landmark, Walking Area, Monument

    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 beautifully maintained gardens. The villa, which ones was a majestic structure, was neglected after the 1970s. But, around 2004, the renovations started and today, it is one of the significant landm...Read more
  13. Pompey's Pillar

    4.2 (40 Votes)
    Pompey's Pillar

    Ancient Ruin

    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 the largest ancient monoliths. Explore the artifacts in the site, examine the small sphinxes that surround the column, soak in the history as you walk around the site, and click a dozen photographs ...Read more