What you need to know before traveling to Alexandria

When you stay in a discount hotel in Alexandria in Egypt, you are in one of the most historic cities in the world. This city was founded by Alexander the Great in 332 BC when he added Egypt to his empire. It was here that Marc Antony and Cleopatra committed suicide rather than be captured by Octavius. This was the site of the great Pharos Lighthouse that stood for over a thousand years before it was destroyed by an earthquake.

It is now the second largest city in Egypt and stretches twelve miles along the coast. From your Vayama.com budget hotel in Alexandria, you can explore this ancient city and see some of its timeless treasures. In ancient times Alexandria was famous for its library. The modern Biblioteca Alexandrina is a modern marvel, and has a Science Museum and a Planetarium. The Sofitel Alex Cecil Hotel, which opened in 1929, is an Alexandria landmark. It is said to be built on the spot where Cleopatra died. The Cavafy Museum was once the home of the poet Constantine Cavafy. It contains some of his personal belongings, rare editions, and his death mask. The Roman Amphitheatre at Kom al-Dikka was built in the second century AD, and could seat up to 800 people. In the heart of the city is the Graeco-Roman Museum which houses more than 40,000 artifacts. 


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