Alexandria in detail


Dangers & Annoyances

The city is generally peaceful and calm, but a terrorist attack on St Mark's Cathedral on Palm Sunday 2017 claimed 18 lives.

Police Stations

Tourist Police Upstairs from the main tourist office.


There is no shortage of banks and ATMs in central Alexandria, particularly on Sharia Salah Salem and Sharia Talaat Harb, the city’s banking district.

If changing cash, it’s simplest to use one of the exchange bureaux on the side streets between Midan Ramla and the Corniche.

American Express Changes cash and travellers cheques, and is also a travel agency.

Travel Choice

Tourist Information

Main Tourist Office Hands out a good brochure (with map) of Alexandria sights and has friendly staff.