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A busy port in ancient times, fishermen and boat builders still work here today. Palms and old colonial mansions line part of the sweeping bay.


Built on a low plateau east of Alexandria and overlooking a beautiful beach, amid about 370 feddans of gardens and woods, the Palace comprises a number of buildings, the most important being Al-Haramlek, the summer residence of the former royal family.

The Alexandria University Conference Centre
The Alexandria Cultural Centre, in Al-Silsilah, built on an area of 42,000 sq. meters, comprises a conference center, the Alexandria library, an open courtyard and a garage.

The conference centre, covers an area of 5000 sq. meters and has a noverall seating capacity of 2672.

The conference centre comprises:
-The main auditorium (1700 seats) which is a large hall without any pillars to obstruct the view. It is a multipurpose facility with a fully equipped stage that allows for holding international and

national science conferences, and for staging plays, concerts, ballets, and operas. There are six separate booths equipped for simultaneous interpretation in six languages.

-Three smaller halls: the first seats 400, and the other two seat 286 each. Five separate booths for simultaneous interpretations are attached to each hall.

All the halls are equipped with audio-visual aids, closed-circuit TV, airconditioning, and direct-dial telephone services.

Other facilities include information, security and parking areas.


Museums of fine Art
The Fine Arts Museum has a collection ranging from drawings of rural life to Surrealist paintings. It also houses collections of sculptures, and architectural works. Exhibitions of works by contemporary Egyptian and international artists are held regularly and, every two years, it hosts the Alexandrian Bienniale, a showcase of art from all the Mediterranean countries.

The Royal Jewellery Museum
The Royal Jewellery Museum, in Glym, is set in a former palace and has a magnificent collection of the jewellry accumulated by Mohammed Ali and his descendants as well as statues and paintings. Originally the Palace of Fatma al-Zahraa, in Zizinia, it is an architectural masterpiece. Its many rooms and halls contain many rare paintings, statues and decorations, as well as a priceless collection of jewels of the Mohammed Ali dynasty.

Hydrobiological Museum
The Hydrobiological Institute and Museum, near Fort Qaitbey, has a rare collection of fish and marine life. Located at Al-Anfushi, near Qait Bay Fortress, the museum houses a rare collection of fish and marine life.



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