The 6 best activities when visiting the Sawary Column in Alexandria

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The pillar of the masts Pompey’s pillar is one of the most important tourist attractions in Alexandria and the highest monument built in the world, and the construction of the pillars of the masts in Alexandria dates back to 292 BC and thus it dates back to the era of the Romans who ruled Alexandria in a period of history.
The pillars of the masts were built to commemorate Emperor Diocletian, and the location of the pillar, which is about 27 meters high, is located on the door of Sidra in the area between the tombs of Muslims – or the tombs of the pillar as it is sometimes called – and the Kom el Shoqafa plateau.
Below we show you the most important activities that you can do when visiting the mast column, as well as the best Alexandria hotels and Alexandria restaurants near it, which you will definitely need at the end of your trip.

Activities you can do when visiting the masts of Alexandria

• Enjoy watching this ancient monument from the outside, which is considered a masterpiece, as it is made of distinctive red granite stone and engraved with wonderful inscriptions that still exist so far, you can see it easily, especially in the area under the column.

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• You can also enjoy watching some other artifacts located next to the column, the most important of which are the two statues made of pink granite, which look very similar to the famous Sphinx.

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Wandering in the area around the pillar, you will meet secret tunnels or the Holy of Holies, a region that is sculpted underground a little and includes some traces and small rooms carved in the rock that were built in ancient times for the purposes of worship.

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• Walk around and take the coolest memorial photos alongside the masts and magnificent grenades to document your journey.

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• There are many eternal inscriptions that tell the history of this ancient place, do not miss seeing it and taking a wonderful picture that will also be remembered in your memory.

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• At the end of your trip you must feel hungry. Only 2.8 km from the pillar of the masts, you can eat the most delicious and delicious dishes in the famous Abu Sayyid Alexandrian Restaurant, then you can take a cabriolet (a 4-wheeled cart pulled by horses) to connect you to the restaurant and also enjoy city tours. , Or on foot to mix with the friendly Alexandrian people.

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work hours

Everyday from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.

The best hotels near the mast of Alexandria mast

Alexander the Great Hotel is one of the best hotels in Alexandria. It is the closest hotel to the Pillar of the masts in Alexandria, about 1.8 km away from it.
Reviews of Arab visitors at this hotel
The hotel was rated good for cleanliness, tranquility, staff and breakfast, some mentioned a problem with the hotel location.
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Sherry Mercy Hotel is one of the best 4-star hotels in Alexandria. It is 2.2 km from the pillars of Alexandria
The opinions of Arab visitors on this hotel
The hotel was rated good for cleanliness, quietness, staff and breakfast, some mentioned problems with some hotel facilities.
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The location of Sawary’s column in Alexandria on the map

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