Alexandria’s ancient library was one of the greatest of all classical institutions, and while replacing it might seem a Herculean task,...
Alexandria National Museum
The excellent Alexandria National Museum sets high benchmarks for summing up Alexandria’s past. With a small, thoughtfully selected and...
As part of Alexandria’s effort to spruce itself up, many of its prime tourist attractions are undergoing renovation. Unfortunately, this...
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is the most important cultural venue in town, hosting major music festivals, international concerts and...
This tiny and incredibly tidy market offers beautifully displayed produce, like grapes from Lebanon and tasty Egyptian mangoes, and a...
The Planetarium is a futuristic neon-lit sphere looming on the plaza like a mini Death Star from Star Wars. It shows 3-D films on a rotating schedule (available on the library website), and has an Exploratorium as well as the aforementioned History of Science Museum.