Statue of Mohammed Ali
This statue of Mohammed Ali, Egypt's modernising 19th-century ruler, presides over Midan Tahrir.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
This neoclassical monument is a tribute to the Egyptians who lost their lives in the 1967 and 1973 wars with Israel.
Sofianopoulos Coffee Store
You can smell the coffee from half a block away. This old-fashioned coffee retailer would be in a museum anywhere else in the world....
This unusually tidy place serves good, filling kushari (mix of noodles, rice, black lentils, fried onions and tomato sauce). Don't...
4 Sharia Adbi Bek Ishak · interesting places nearby
Cap d’Or information
The Cap d’Or, just off Sharia Saad Zaghloul, is one of the only surviving typical Alexandrian bars. With beer flowing generously, stained-glass windows, a long marble-topped bar, plenty of ancient memorabilia decorating the walls and crackling tapes of old French chanson (a type of traditional folk music) or Egyptian hits, it feels like a throwback to Alex's cosmopolitan past.
Bohemian crowds come to drink cold Stella beer, snack on great seafood, and just hang out at the bar talking or playing guitar with fellow drinkers. Thursday and Friday nights are more ‘open-minded’ than most nights in Alexandria.