Founded by Alexander the Great. Once the Byzant capital.Currently the second largest city in Egypt, after Cairo.


The grave of Al Busiri, the famous Sufi poet. The author of Qaṣīda al-Burda (Poem of the Mantle). It is entirely in praise of Muhammad (pbuh), who cured the poet of paralysis by appearing to him in a dream and wrapping him in a mantle.

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Al Mursi Abu al Abbas

The Mosque is dedicated to the 13th century Sufi saint el-Mursi Abu al Abbas whose tomb it contains. He was a student of Shaykh Abu’l-Hassan ash-Shadhili.

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Amfi Theatre

The Roman Amphitheatre was used up till the 7th century. This is proven due to the architectural elements in the theatre from the Roman, the Byzantine, and the Early Islamic era.

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The only known free-standing column in Roman Egypt which was not composed of drums, it is one of the largest ancient monoliths and one of the largest monolithic columns ever erected.

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The beach of Alexandria, just outside the hotel we stayed at.

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The Library of Alexandria was designed by the Norwegian company Snøhetta.

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Nabi Daniyal

The Mosque of Nabi Daniyal. It's not certain who rests here. Some say it is the Prophet Daniel (pbuh), while others say it was another noble man named Daniel.

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