(Sharia Yousri, off Midan Gomhuriyya; adult/student E£20/15; 9am-4.30pm) While the 13 white-marble terraces of the only Roman...
Villa of the Birds
In the same complex, this wealthy urban dwelling dates to the time of Hadrian (AD 117–138). Despite being redecorated at least four...
Cavafy's flat is now preserved as the Cavafy Museum , with two of the six rooms arranged as Cavafy kept them. Editions of the poet’s...
Alexandria Centre of Arts
This active cultural centre, housed in a whitewashed villa, hosts contemporary arts exhibitions, poetry readings and occasional free...
With only minor concessions made to hygiene, this uberbudget place is nonetheless a smashing find. In two shakes of a lamb’s tail, these...
Lonely Planet review
Off Sharia Attareen, just south of the junction with Sharia Mohafaza, by day this is a small courtyard clothes market, by night it’s an open-air restaurant doing one thing and doing it very, very well: quail. Birds are served grilled or stuffed; both ways are delicious, but we especially like the slightly charred and crispy flavour of the grilled. Orders come with bread and six different salads. It’s a bit hard to find, but look for a painted sign with a small bird. Serves beer.