Alexandria , the city of legend, is the world's gateway to the land of the Nile. It is the second-largest city in Egypt, and is the largest seaport that serves about 80% of all of Egypt's imports and exports. Alexandria is also a very important tourist resort.
In ancient times, Alexandria was one of the most famous cities in the world. It was founded around a small pharaonic town c. 331 BC by Greek Macedonian king Alexander the Great.
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Alexandria is a wonderful city to just get lost. Throw away your map and walk into a back alley and witness the extreme kindness and generosity of the Egyptian people. Listen to the stories and immerse yourself into the cultures. When the day is coming to a close, follow the smell of the sea and fish back to the Corniche, Alexandria's waterfront avenue, and watch the sun glide under the sea while the waters of the harbor crash into the rocks below.
Don't skip Alex as so many tend to do. Experience it! Visit the museums, stand in the soft Egyptian sands, taste the culture and and the foods, and thank yourself for an adventure you will cherish.
Alexandria's catacombs, known as Kom al Sukkfa, are a short distance southwest of the pillar, consist of a multi-level labyrinth, reached via a large spiral staircase, and featuring dozens of chambers adorned with sculpted pillars, statues, and other syncretic Romano-Egyptian religious symbols, burial niches and sarcophagi, as well as a large Roman-style banquet room, where memorial meals were conducted by relatives of the deceased.