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Alexandria



Alexandria
Introduction

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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ALEXANDRIA
Montazah Palace Gardens


Montazah Palace Gardens, Alexandria, Egypt


The Montazah Palace was built by Abbas 2, the last khedive of Egypt, around 1900. It lent design ideas from both the Ottoman Empire and Florence in Italy. The result is by all means attractive.
The building is closed to the public, but the surrounding gardens and the beach are open for all paying a small admission. There is an admission fee both for the gardens (EŁ4) and one more for the beach (EŁ10). Montazah Palace Gardens, Alexandria, Egypt



By Tore Kjeilen