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The Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque built in 1775 by the Algerians has the tomb of Andalusian Sufi saint el-Mursi Abul Abbas.
The Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque built in 1775 by the Algerians has the tomb of Andalusian Sufi saint el-Mursi Abul Abbas. The Arabesque and Ayoubid architecture of the mosque creates a striking sight. It has a cream façade with 4 domes and a 73 m high minaret, while the interiors have white marble flooring and granite columns supporting tall arches and Arabesque ceilings.
Al Berkah, Qesm Al Gomrok, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt
The Citadel of Qaitbay is a 15th century fortress on the eastern end of the Pharos Island, on the same sight as the Lighthouse of Alexandria which was one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world
The National Institute For Oceanography & Fisheries has an aquarium and museum on marine life
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Mansheya is a neo-Classical monument honoring Egyptian military personnel who lost their lives at sea
The Ras el-Tin Palace on the Mediterranean coast of Alexandria was a royal palace that is now one of the official residences of the President of Egypt and part of a naval base
Originally a church dedicated to Saint Athanasius built in 370 AD, it was converted into the Attarine Mosque following the Muslim conquest of Egypt
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina commemorates the ancient Library of Alexandria as a major library and cultural centre on the Mediterranean coast
The Graeco-Roman Museum has a vast collection of 40,000 objects, mostly dating from the 3rd century BC to the 3rd century AD, that show the influence of Graeco-Roman culture on Egyptian society after Alexander the Great's conquest
The Kom Al-Dikka or Roman Amphitheatre in Alexandria dates back to the 2nd century AD, with typical Greco-Roman features
Pompey's Pillar is a monolithic column built in 297 AD to commemorate the victory of Roman emperor Diocletian over an Alexandrian revolt, after which he exempted them from paying taxes that year
The Alexandria National Museum has 3 floors of exhibits on the history of Alexandria in Al-Saad Bassili Pasha Palace, an elegant Italianate mansion