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Alexandria

Alexandria, Egypt
Region: Egypt
Created: Dec 23, 2009, modified: Jan 13, 2012, overall rating: 5.000
Founded by its namesake, Alexander the Great, the city of Alexandria was once ruled by Cleopatra and is amongst Egypt's most historical cities. Whilst many ancient ruins still remain all around Alexandria, it is true to say that you need to know exactly where to look to find the best surviving structures and monuments. Much of Alexandria stands next to the Mediterranean Sea and offers visiting tourists plenty of stunning stretches of coastline and sandy beaches.

Since the 1990s, Alexandria has been a city of change, gaining a rather renewed energy and spending huge amounts of money revamping much are the area to promote tourism. With public spaces now full of trees, the Opera House fully restored, and the seafront Corniche promenade completely revamped, Alexandria has never been so tourist friendly. Particularly notable was the relatively recent opening of the stylish National Museum of Alexandria, which houses a huge amount of information about the city's past.

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