and el-Anfushi are interesting
neighborhoods to explore, for their souks and streetlife as
well as Ottoman mosques and mashrabiya decorated houses.
Occupying the site of the famous Mosque of a Thousand
Columns (from which Napoleon removed the seven-ton sarcophagus
now in the British Museum) the current mosque dates form the
Mosque Of Abu Al -Abbas Al-Mursi
Dedicated to the patron saint of Alexandria's fishermen and
sailors, this is the city's biggest mosque.
On the northern tip of the Eastern Harbour, Sultan Qaitbey's
Fort is an Alexandrian landmark. The Fort is on the original
site of Pharos, Alexandria's ancient lighthouse, built in
279BC to a height of 125 meters and topped with a statue of
Poseidon. Although Pharos was restored at various times it
had finally crumbled by the time that the original Fort was
built here, in the 1480s. Today, the Fort contains a mosque
and the Naval Museum and provides wonderful views of the city
and the Mediterranean.