Top Choice Area in Port Said

Waterfront Quarter

The historic heart of Port Said is located along the edge of the canal, on and around Sharia Palestine. Here, the waterfront seems infused with a ‘back in the good old days’ atmosphere; the streets are lined with la…
Top Choice Historic Building in Port Said

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 inauguration of the canal in 1869. As it’s currently fenced off (and n…
Museum in Port Said

Military Museum

This little museum is worth a peek for its information on the canal and also for some rather bizarre exhibits (complete with toy soldiers) documenting the 1956 Suez Crisis and the 1967 and 1973 wars with Israel. In …
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…
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…
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 outside.…
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…
Church in Port Said

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.
Historic Building in Port Said

Bible Society Building

This set of rather grand archways looming over the pavement on Sharia al-Gomhuriyya announce what would have been the entrance to the Bible Society building. They now hide the entrance to a modern HSBC bank.
Monastery in Port Said

Franciscan Compound

This building once served as home to Port Said's community of Franciscan monks.