Updated: Jul 24
Places you should visit in Egypt.
Part 2- Alexandria Upper & Lower Egypt, and Red sea.
When people hear the word "Egypt", they think of the Pyramids, the Sphinx, and the Nile.
However, for more than 7,000 years of unique history, heritage and culture, there are many other fantastic attractions in Egypt to visit.
Here are the most famous attraction places you should visit or know about...
**ALL PRICES ARE BASED ON THE PRICES FROM THE MINISTRY OF ANTIQUITIES AND TOURISM OF EGYPT**
The Citadel of Qaitbay is a defensive fortress located on the Mediterranean sea coast, in Alexandria, Egypt. It was built on the old lighthouse location after it was destroyed by the earthquake it was established in 1477 AD (882 AH) by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-Din Qa'it Bay.
Royal Jewelry Museum
The Royal Jewelry Museum is an art and history museum in the Zizenia neighborhood of Alexandria, Egypt. It is located in the former palace of Princess Fatma Al-Zahra'. The building's halls contain a valuable collection of jewels and jewelry of the Muhammad Ali Dynasty.
Amongst some of the museums, roughly 11,000 pieces of fine jewelry include royal badges with King Farouk's name, inlaid with diamonds, and the magnificent jewelry collection of Farouk's wife, Queen Farida.
Other parts of King Farouk's collection are his ebony walking stick, gold and sapphire cups embedded with over 200 bits of sapphire and 29 pieces of diamond, and golden magnifying glasses inlaid with 510 diamonds and 16 rubies and sapphires.
Opening Hours: 09:00AM to 05:00 PM.
Tickets: Foreigner: Adult:EGP 100 \ Student: EGP 50
Egyptian\ Arabs: Adult: EGP 20\ Student: EGP 5.
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a major library and cultural center on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea in the Egyptian city of Alexandria.
The granite exterior wall of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina is lined with hieroglyphs and characters from 120 different languages. The research and intellectual center, opened in 2001, is located in the Eastern Harbor of Alexandria.
The site lies at a depth of 6–8 m. It dated back to the Greco-Roman period but it includes artifacts from the Pharaonic period.
Some of these artifacts are the remains of the lighthouse itself and the rest were brought from the Serapeum and thrown at the entrance of the harbor to prevent the entry of enemy fleets in the 12th-century A.C.
- At a depth from 6 to 8 meters more than 3000 pieces were located, including statues, sphinxes, and columns of different shapes, capitals, and bases of columns and parts of obelisks.
- Blocks from different sizes and weights (some of them weighing 75 tons). The artifacts’ materials are such as granite, calcite, quartzite, limestone, sandstone, and greywacke.
- North of Qaitbay three wrecks was located. No wood remained, but amphorae, daily utensils as well as metal and stone anchors were found. The wrecks span from the 3rd century BC to the 7th century AD.
- fourth wreck was located to the west, carrying blocks of limestone probably from EI-Mex quarry, some 10 km west of Qaitbay, that was likely intended for construction purposes in Alexandria.
Abu Qir Bay
The Abu Qir Bay is a large bay on the Mediterranean Sea lying between the Rosetta mouth of the Nile and the town of Abu Qir. The ancient cities of Canopus, Heracleion, and Menouthis lie submerged beneath the waters of the bay. These two cities already existed before the founding of Alexandria in 332 BC by Alexander the Great.
Many artifacts and monuments are being brought out from the depths, including colossal statues, steles, and a variety of religious and daily‑life objects, shedding light on the lives that once populated these two great cities.