Museum in Ismailia

Ismailia Museum

More than 4000 objects from Pharaonic and Graeco-Roman times are housed in this small but interesting museum on the eastern edge of town. The collection includes statues, scarabs, stelae and records of the first can…
Historic Building in Ismailia

De Lesseps’ House

Unfortunately, unless you're a guest of the Suez Canal Authority (the house is their private guesthouse), you can only admire the exterior of the one-time residence of the French consul to Egypt from the road outsid…
Mosque in Ismailia


Ismailia's central mosque is right on the main square.
Beach in Ismailia

Lake Timsah

There are several beaches around Lake Timsah, on the southeastern edge of town. The better ones are owned by the various clubs dotting the shore and you’ll need to pay to use them (on average about E£20); the public…
Monument in Ismailia

Garden of the Stelae

Just southwest of Ismailia's museum is a garden containing a rather forlorn little sphinx from the time of Ramses II (1279–1213 BC). You need permission from the museum to visit the garden but you are able to see th…