Abu Al-Abbas Al-Mursi Mosque - Who is Al-Mursi Abu Al-Abbas?

Abu Al-Abbas Al-Mursi Mosque

Abu Al-Abbas Al-Mursi mosque is considered the most important historic mosque in Alexandria. It is dedicated to saint El-Mursi Abu El-Abbas who was a Sufi Saint in the 13thcentury in Alexandria & one of the four master saints in Egypt and that's why the mosque is built over the tomb of that saint. The Location [...]

Alexandria Library Facts | Library of Alexandria History | Alexandria Library Egypt

Alexandria Library

This royal Alexandria Library was once the greatest and largest libraries in the ancient world. It was dedicated to the Muses, the nine goddesses of arts and flourished during the Ptolemaic dynasty. It functioned as the main scholarship center from its construction in the 3rd century BC until the Roman conquest of Egypt in 30 [...]

Pompey's Pillar Alexandria | Pompey's Pillar History | Pompey's Pillar Facts

Pompey’s Pillar

Pompey's Pillar is the biggest memorial column of red granite in Egypt. It is a 30m Roman triumphal column in a rocky hilltop in the middle of Alexandria. It is about 28 m high and has been one of the city’s prime sights. This column was chosen by the Roman ruler of Egypt to be [...]

Qaitbay Citadel - Trips in Egypt

Qaitbay Citadel

Qaitbay citadel is a magical defensive fortress was built in the 15th century and it is located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in Alexandria, on the eastern side of the northern tip of Pharos Island at the mouth of the Eastern Harbour. It was built by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-Din Qa'it Bay in [...]

Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa - Trips in Egypt

The Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa

The catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa are an important historical archeological site in Alexandria that is considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages. Alexandria was called “The Paris of Antiquity” because of its great history and touristic attractions. The catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa were part of a Necropolis “The [...]