Over the grave of the Muslim saint Tate Al-Mursi Abu Abbas, who died in Alexandria in 1286, the very beautiful mosque was built in 1945. The beautiful mosque was built by the Italian architects Eugenio Valzania and Mario Rossi.
The "Fort Qaitbay" on the narrow strip of land, was built in 1479 on the remains of the legendary Lighthouse of Pharos, which was destroyed in 1303 by an earthquake. The "Lighthouse of Pharos" was regarded as one of the 7 Wonders of the World.
On the archaeological site you will find the remains of Roman Alexandria, with theater and well preserved mosaics birds. There are also Egyptian statues, inscriptions and sphinxes found on the site.
The 30 m high "Pompeius Column" has nothing to do with Pompeius, but according to the inscription it was the base of a statue of Diocletian, Roman emperor from 284-305. The much more important building on the site, was the Egyptian temple of Serapis, which was destroyed 391 by the roman Emperor Theodosius.
Near the Pompeius Column is the underground burial site of the Roman upper class. You can visit the burial chambers, which are decorated with murals in Egyptian-Greek style.
The summer residence of the Egyptian presidents was built in 1929 by the Italian architect Ernesto Verrucci. The palace itself can not be visited but the beautiful coastline where the residence is located is accessible for the public.