We traveled from Cairo to Alexandria and did a day trip, so no hotels involved. We returned home from Alexandria. Must visit in Alexandria are Roman remains. Being the capital of the Graeco-Roman Egypt, Alexandria has a few historic remains. The catacombs of Kom ash Shuqqafa, the Roman burial site is eery but a must visit. Here the architecture is inspired not only by Roman art, but Egyptian art as well. You need to go below ground level to visit the tombs & the Caracalla Halls.
Another attraction is the Pompey Pillar. This is an 82 foot granite column built to Honor Emperor Diocletian. After this, visit the Roman amphitheatre. This is obviously the best preserved Roman site in Egypt. Here you can also see Roman streets & homes. Its beyond impressive!!
The most impressive site in Alexandria is the State Library. This is a building with modern architecture & design. A copy of every book in the world in kept in the library, making it one of the greatest literary sites in the world. The library also houses several exhibitions relating to the history of Egypt & displays some rare antique books.
From the library, we stopped for lunch, did a little bit of shopping…. Then headed to the airport. Hope you’ve read about my Egypt trip completely – Day 1 – Luxor Day 2 – Cairo Day 3 – Cairo Day 4 – Alexandria It was a rather short trip, hectic, but every single bit well worth it!!! Hope you are planning your trip to Egypt now!! Do write to me on email@example.com for any further information.