Suez Canal House

Port Said

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 not open to the public), the best way to get a good look at the building’s famous facade is by hopping on the free ferry to Port Fuad.

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Nearby Port Said attractions

1. Woolworth's Building

0.24 MILES

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

2. Simon Arzt Department Store Building

0.44 MILES

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…

3. Bible Society Building

0.44 MILES

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…

4. Old Canal Shipping Agency Building

0.48 MILES

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…

5. Franciscan Compound

0.59 MILES

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…

6. Coptic Orthodox Church

0.69 MILES

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…

7. Italian Consulate

0.73 MILES

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

8. Stone Plinth

0.94 MILES

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…