Built to memorialize Alexander II following his assassination in 1881, this magnificent church with Italian pink marble floors and numerous mosaics was modeled after 16th and 17th century churches, contrasting sharply with the prevailing architectural styles.
These desert building are all that remains of the monasic Christians that fled Roman persecution in the 4th century.
The former seat of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarch prior to being moved to Cairo in 1968. This Cathedral is an excellent example of Coptic architecture and is a wonder to behold. A couple of notes upon entry:1.Your bag will be searched and you will walk through a metal detector; 2.Please dress modestly out of respect for the sanctity of the building; 3.A small donation is appreciated
This temple, dedicated to the god Serapis, is from the Ptolemaic and Roman periods.
This 25-meter-high granite column was constructed in honor of the Emperor Diocletian in AD 297.
Built in the 2nd century AD, this Roman amphitheater has 13 semicircular tiers made of white and gray marble.
This sprawling property was the summer home of controversial King Farouk who assumed power at the age of 16 in 1936.
The Corniche is a glorious 3km walkway along the harbour dotted with restaurants, markets and historic sights.
An ancient circular staircase leads down into these tombs that were tunneled into the bedrock during the age of the Antonine emporers (2nd century AD).