15 Unmissable Things To Do in Alexandria, Egypt

This is Egypt’s second-largest city, a bustling, sprawling metropolis on the coast that was first founded by Alexander the Great, well over two thousand years ago. 

Delve into the local souks, marvel at Pompey’s Column, and explore ancient ruins at every turn. It’s a  fascinating place to visit, and to inspire your trip, here are the best things to do in Alexandria, Egypt.


You can look across the water, where countless empire builders and tourists before you have stared in wonder at the legendary city of Alexandria.

Stroll the Alexandria Corniche

Haggle hard in the shops, and you can come away with some bargains. Equally, the charm of the shopkeepers can just as quickly leave you with an empty wallet!

Shop at the Alexandria Souk 

Cross the Stanley Bridge

Complete with huge towers and plenty of viewing areas. It’s best seen at night, but it does get busy as half of Alexandria seems to turn up for a walk across the bridge.

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a huge cultural project that pays homage to the ancient library but at the same operates as a marvelous place of learning in its own right.

Visit the Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Wander the Antiquities Museum

The Antiquities Museum is a great place to learn more about the city and its place in the ancient Mediterranean world. The museum's main focus is the reign of Alexander the Great.

The museum is housed in a historic mansion in Alexandria, and it gives visitors a detailed insight into the sprawling history of Egypt through the ages.

See the Alexandria National Museum

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