The Top Things to See and Do in Alexandria, Egypt

History buffs should make a beeline for Alexandria, Egypt. Situated on the glittering Mediterranean, just three hours from Cairo, it was once home to the enormous Lighthouse of Alexandria – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – as well as the Great Library of Alexandria. Today, it features an uber-modern reimagining of the library, plus a host of historic spots, including the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa and the Royal Jewelry Museum. Check out Culture Trip’s guide to the top sights and activities in Alexandria. Read full travel articles here.