The second largest city inEgypt, Alexandria, known as "The Pearl of the Mediterranean", has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern; its ambience and cultural heritage distance it from the rest of the country although it is actually only 225 km. from Cairo.
The important sites include:
- Kom Al Shuqafa
- National Museum of Alexandria
- Kom Al Dikka
- Pompeyy's Pillar
- Biblotheca Alexanria (Alexandrian Library)
- Nabi Danyal Mosque