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1. Fishing boats

2. The undulating corniche

3. Catacombs

4. Roman Amphitheatre

5. Villa of Birds

6. Pompey's Pillar and Serapeum

7. Fort Qaitbey

8. Library of Alexandria

9. Construction of the Library

10. Graeco-Roman Museum

11. Sunken city

12. Montazah Palace Gardens

13. Coptic Cathedral

14. The mosques

15. Synagogue

16. A touch of the old world


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The longest city

November in Alexandria, Egypt

Western half of the Eastern Harbour.

Alexandria, Egypt

Mosque of Abu Abbas al-Mursi.

Alexandria, Egypt

Pompey's Pillar and Serapeum.

Alexandria, Egypt

Roman Amphitheatre

Alexandria, Egypt

A not-so-beautiful part of Alexandria.

There is simply something very special with the name "Alexandria". It creates images of a long and exciting history, mixture of cultures, Africa meets the Mediterranean Sea. And it is all true.
Yet, Alexandria tends to dissapoint most of its foreign visitors. It is like there is too little evident of the history, and the fine examples of ancient remains are not up to the expectations most people.
While the seafront is fabulous from a distance, many ask themselves why there aren't more cafÚs and restaurants.
Keeping all that in mind, it is not difficult to have a fine few days in this city. You just need to put some effort into it, walk a little bit extra to find what you need. Because it is all there.

By Tore Kjeilen