Alexandria is located in Egypt and was once the most powerful city in the country. Egypt is already a very popular travel destinations and many people from all over the world include Egypt as one of their bucket lists. It is true that Egypt has its vibe of mystery and wonder. There is no reason to doubt this country as stunning destination for a trip. There are many tourist attractions you can visit during your vacation in Egypt. However, Alexandria is totally one of the best.
Why is Alexandria worth visiting for?
This city was found by Alexander the Great and used to be the most powerful in Egypt especially because it is the center of knowledge. The world’s scripted knowledge were stored in the Great Library of Alexandria until they were burnt to ashes by a great fire and other factors. Aside from the Great Library, Alexandria was also known for the lighthouse. However, it was also destroyed by the earthquake. It was used to be one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Even though the main highlights in Alexandria have been vanished, the city is still worth visiting for because there are many things to explore.
The city is now the second largest in Egypt and it is still one of the most powerful. Not to mention that it has a 32 km of coastline along with the ports. Thus, enjoying your time by visiting the sea while in Alexandria can be a good memory. The Mediterranean Sea is beautifully magnificent. It is highly recommended to pay a visit during sunset.
The Great Bibliotheca
The Great Library of Alexandria might be vanished but you can also visit the Bibliotheca. It is an honor to its ancient library. Its inauguration was in 2002. It is the largest library in the Middle East now. The aim for this establishment is the same as the Great Library, which is as a learning center with the spirit of openness. The ticket entrance to this library is about £80EGP. You can still visit the Old Library of Alexandria because the ruins are still there.
Tasteful Street Arts
Walking around Alexandrian can be exciting and soothing at the same time. There are many things to enjoy while you walk down the streets such as street arts in the form of colorful murals. They are special because they were made from seashells. The art itself is said to represent the city so it is great to see how creative locals made the art from recycled seashells into beautiful mosaics. In the evening, you can walk around the Corniche.
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Beautiful Boat Ride
There is a boat ride you can try during your visit to Alexandria. It can be memorable moment because you will get to see the beautiful views of the city. You can ride the boat from the harbor. The boat ride is not particularly for tourists but you can hire a boat privately and enjoy the beautiful view. Sailing around Alexandria harbor is highly recommended to do in the morning or during sunset.