This site was discovered when foundations were being laid for an apartment building on a site known unceremoniously as Kom al-Dikka...
Villa of the Birds
In the Kom al-Dikka complex, this wealthy urban dwelling dates to the time of Hadrian (AD 117–138). Despite being redecorated at least...
French Cultural Centre
Has a bookstore with extensive French and some English-language titles.
Alexandria Opera House
The former Sayed Darwish Theatre has been refurbished and now houses the city’s modestly proportioned but splendid opera house.
This old-fashioned taverna is like stepping back in time. We love the intimate atmosphere, complete with chequered tablecloths, friendly...
Sharia Yousri · interesting places nearby
Roman Amphitheatre information
While the 13 white-marble terraces of the only Roman amphitheatre in Egypt may not be impressive in scale, they remain a superbly preserved ode to the days of the centurion. This site was discovered when foundations were being laid for an apartment building on a site known unceremoniously as Kom al-Dikka (Mound of Rubble). In Ptolemaic times this area was known as the Park of Pan, a pleasure garden where citizens of Alexandria could indulge in various lazy pursuits.