Alexandria Photo Gallery
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in 1999, the new City Gate on the Desert Road is located at the toll station
30 km outside the city limits. The new gate celebrates the Greco-Roman
heritage of the city in its style.
known as the Great Harbor, the Eastern Harbor was once the main port of
Egypt. Now, it is used mainly for recreational purposes, and as a marina
for fishing boats. The general landscape of the harbor in the
nineteenth century looked very similar.
was built in 1480 on the ruins of the Alexandria Lighthouse to repel raiders
from the Mediterranean. The medieval-style
Fort was named after the Mamelouk Sultan Qaitbay, and is considered
one of Alexandria's landmarks.
a change in appearance over the years, this avenue is as old as Alexandria
itself. During the time of Alexander and the Ptolemies it was called the
Canopic Street. On the left are Alexandria University and Nasr Boys Schools.
On the right are Nasser Hospital, the Medical Research Institute, and
spot of the Canopic Street marks the eastern boundary of Ptolemaic Alexandria.
It was here that the Gate of the Sun and the city walls were located.
To the west is the fancy area of the Quartier Grec, a.k.a. Bab
Sharqi. Further north is the site of Cleopatra's Palace.
in the mid 1900's, the Alexandria University Engineering building is an
architectural masterpiece. The design of its façade is similar to that
of ancient Egyptian temples, with high columns and granite steps.
known as Raml Station, it is the city's downtown square . Cleopatra's
needles once stood here. The statue of the Twentieth Century leader celebrates
Saad Zaghloul's successful attempt to unify the Egyptian people in 1919
against the British. The renovated historic Cecil Hotel can also be seen
in the background. Here is an astonishingly different early 19th
century picture of the area.
Station is the city's modern downtown. The Temple of Caesarion stood here.
The promontory of Silsila (upper left) is the site of the Ptolemaic Palace
(A project is underway to rebuild the Library at the same location). Also
in the picture are the W.H.O. East Mediterranean Regional
office, and the Al-Qaed Ibrahim Mosque.
historic building has been recently renovated. A panoramic
view of the Station Square shows a modern statue (to the right) which
commemorates the 1952 revolution. Nearby are the Roman
Amphitheatre (only discovered in 1963) and the main crossroad of the
ancient city (believed to be Alexander's burial place).
at the old Turkish Quarter, Mansheya or Al Tahrir is Alexandria's main
square. Recently renovated, the Square features a statue of Mohamed Ali,
Egypt's viceroy in the early 18th Century. To the left is the courthouse,
formerly known as the mixte tribunal.
monument is erected in honor of Egyptian soldiers who gave their life
in defense of the country. It is located on the sea front in Mansheya,
Alexandria's main square.
in Saad Zaghloul Square, this building's architecture follows the Graeco-Roman
style, common in early Twentieth Century Alexandrian architecture.
in Al-Anfushi, this Andalusian-style
mosque is the largest in the city. It was originally built by an Islamic
scholar from Murcia (now in Spain), redesigned in the 1940's by an Italian
architect, and recently
"college" is a French school run by the Catholic brothers of St. Jean-Baptiste
de la Salle. It stands close to the site of the long-vanished Church and
Oratory of St. Mark.
white-sand beach is located in the eastern part of the city. Named after
the American city (Miami), it is one of many public beaches of Alexandria.
resort was part of the former royal family summer residence. It is now
accessible to the public for a minimal fee. Known for its tranquillity,
the beach is protected by breakwaters.
hotel was originally built for an Arab League meeting in the 1950's. It
is one of the fanciest in the city.
gardens cover an area of 370 feddans of trees, palms, and flowers. The
area also includes a museum, several natural bays and beaches, a tourist
center, restaurants, bungalows, and a children's park.
on a low plateau east of Alexandria and overlooking a beautiful beach
amid about 370 feddans of gardens and woods, Montazah comprises a number
of buildings, the most important being Al-Haramlek (shown in the photo)
and Al-Salamlek (now an upscale restaurant). Formerly the official summer
residence of Egypt's King, Al-Haramlek is now a presidential palace. Its
unique architecture combines Islamic, and European elements.
a few kilometers east of downtown, Cleopatra beach is named after the
Queen. Further east lies the promontory of Glym, one of many belvedere
spots where a similar
picture was taken. The silhouette on the horizon is that of Mansheya
and the promontory of Ras-El-Tin.
Andalus Tower was constructed in 1999 as part of the revival campaign
of Alexandria. It is located at Km-21 along the North Coast Road which
connects Alexandria to Matrouh. The tower is approximately 18 m tall and
is of Andalusian/North African style. It is located at the crossroads
of Cairo, Alexandria, and the North Coast which connects Egypt with North