Must see attractions in Suez Canal

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    Suez Canal House

    If you’ve ever seen a picture of Port Said, it was probably of the striking green domes of the Suez Canal House, which was built in time for the…

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    Ismailia Museum

    More than 4000 objects from Pharaonic and Graeco-Roman times are housed in this tiny but interesting museum on the eastern edge of town. The collection…

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    De Lesseps’s House

    Unfortunately, unless you're a guest of the Suez Canal Authority (the house is its private guesthouse), you can only admire the exterior of the one-time…

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    Military Museum

    This little museum is worth a peek for its information on the canal and also for some rather bizarre exhibits (including toy soldiers) documenting the…

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    Coptic Orthodox Church

    The impressive Coptic Orthodox Church of St Bishoi of the Virgin is one of a cluster of churches on and around Sharia Salah Salem. It's famed for its icon…

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    Simon Arzt Department Store Building

    Despite the smashed windows and years of neglect, the art deco finesse of this building still shines through. Built in the early 1920s, this was Port Said…

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    Italian Consulate

    The old Italian consulate building, erected in the 1930s, is adorned with an engraved piece of the propaganda of fascist dictator Benito Mussolini: ‘Rome …

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    Bible Society Building

    This set of rather grand archways looming over the pavement on Sharia Al Gomhuriyya announce what was once the entrance to the Bible Society building…

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    Stone Plinth

    At the very northern end of Sharia Palestine is this large stone plinth that once held a statue of Ferdinand de Lesseps, until it was torn down in 1956…

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    Franciscan Compound

    This building once served as home to Port Said's community of Franciscan monks. It's not open to the public but you can admire its typically European…

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    Old Canal Shipping Agency Building

    Once one of Port Said's grand and important buildings, the old Canal Shipping Agency building is a faded, peeling and beaten-up shell of what it was in…

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    Woolworth's Building

    The old and decrepit Woolworth's building on Sharia Memphis is one of Port Said's most lovely, rickety colonial remnants.

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    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…

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    War Memorial

    Suez's war memorial commemorates the Egyptian soldiers who lost their lives in the 1967 and 1973 wars with Israel.