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Alexandria Opera House - Alexandria Egypt

Alexandria Opera House Egypt

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Alexandria Opera House constructed in 1918 during the reign of Sultan Fuad I. It named Muhammad Ali Theater. The original owner of Alexandria Opera House called Badr El Din Kerdany. He appointed a French architect who’s name is Georges Baroque to do the design of it. In 1921, Alexandria Opera House was host to celebrated Arab and foreign singers. In 1962 Alexandria Opera House renamed “Sayed Darwish Theater” to honor Mr. Sayed Darwish. Sayed Darwish a famous Egyptian musician. Moreover, Sayed Darwish is the one who composed the Egyptian national anthem. Unfortunately, the ravages of time destroyed the exquisite beauty of Alexandria Opera House building.

The earlier attempts of restoration the building, did in fact more harm than good. In 2000, the neglected building put on Egypt’s Heritage List. In the same year the extensive renovation work began. Alexandria Opera House restored to its former splendor. It was after several years of skillful work on the structure of the building. It features fragile decorative elements. President Hosni Mubarak and his wife attended the re opening of Alexandria Opera House. It was in 2004. Today, Alexandria Opera House accommodates artistic performances by the Cairo Opera House companies. They are Opera and ballet companies. They also include the symphony or opera orchestras.

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There are visiting companies, local and foreign recitals and cultural Weeks. There also Arab and international festivals. Alexandria Opera House establishes to ballet, classical and Arab music talents. A department named Talents Development Center also established at the Opera. In this center, educators and academic professors teach. They also set up performances with young Egyptian who have talents. The venue hosts today world class events. It include all time favorite operas and ballets performed by local and international companies. The gorgeous auditorium also hosts concerts and recitals. It also hosts Arab and international festivals and cultural gatherings.

The opera house is in its own bubble with a quite, clean, classy look . You will be hard pressed to find elsewhere in Alex. Prices are also reasonable and there is even a bar around the corner. It is near to Cavafy Museum. Cavafy Museum Alexandria belongs to Mr. Constantine Cavafy. He was born in 1863, in Alexandria, Egypt and where he lived most of his life. The apartment where he spent his last 35 years was in Lepsius Street. It renamed “Sharm El Sheikh”. In fact, it was after the site at the entrance of the Bay of Aquaba, made over into a museum. It done to honor the life and works of the great Alexandrian poet. So you can visit this museum on the morning while you plan to attend opera by evening.

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Alexandria Opera House also near to Anfushi tombs. The tombs are limestone tombs. They date back to 250 BC and painted to simulate alabaster and marble. Moreover, they decorated with pictures of Egyptian gods and daily life. They are along with graffiti. They located on a spit of land that was once an island known as Pharos Island.

Alexandria Opera House also near to Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue. The synagogue located in Nabi Daniel street. it Built in 1354. It bombed by the French during their invasion of Egypt in 1798. It re-built in 1850 with contributions from the Mohammad Ali Dynasty. Although services still held in the synagogue, it now caters to a small community of Jewish. This is due to the dwindling number of Jews in Alexandria. It is one of the largest synagogues in the Middle East. This magnificent Italian-built structure served Alexandria’s once thriving and cosmopolitan Jewish community.

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Delices Pastry Shop Alexandria La Veranda Restaurant

Delices Pastry Shop Alexandria Egypt

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Delices Pastry Shop Alexandria established in 1922. Since then, Delices Pastry Shop Alexandria delivers clients the finest selection of pastries. It also delivers baked goods and confectioneries from around the world. The family at Delices Pastry Shop Alexandria believes in making delicious desserts. They create the most sensational dessert experience in Alexandria and all Egypt!

In fact, It built in 1922 by the Greek Cleovolous Moustakas, Delices’. Moreover, it is flagship store in Ramleh Station in Alexandria, Egypt. Moreover, it became a well known landmark for all tourists and local residents. Who want to experience the beauty of the Mediterranean Pearl !. Come celebrate life at Delices Cafe. While you are there, enjoy our exclusive pastries at Delices Patisserie.

Nowadays, Delices Pastry shop houses the fine dining “La Veranda Restaurant”. At “La Veranda Restaurant” you can sample exquisite French and Greek dishes in a classy atmosphere. This will transport you back to the days when the Pearl of the Mediterranean lived its glorious era.

Address: 46 Saad Zaghloul St, El Raml Station, Alexandria. Tel: +20 3 486 1432.

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Sofianopoulo Coffee Store Alexandria Egypt

Sofianopoulo Coffee Store Alexandria

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Sofianopoulo Coffee Store Alexandria founded in 1908 by M Sofianopoulo. It was long before the Greek exodus in the mid 1930’s. Moreover, it stands to the present time at the western end of Saad Zaghloul Street in Alexandria. The store specialized in selling a mixture of Ethiopian, Yemenite coffee. It also sells Brazilian and Colombian coffee. Mr. El Tantawi took it over in 1932. Mr. Sofianopoulo stayed on for another five years before emigrating to Greece in 1937. Until the fifties the clients were mainly people over forty years old.

The youngsters did not use drink coffee, especially dark coffee. But, Sofianopoulo has expanded. It is willing to change with the times. In fact, it now offers light coffee with a variety of flavors such as hazelnut, chocolate, and vanilla. The Coffee Store Alexandria sells new types of coffee. The new types are Indonesian and Indian. They are cheaper and thus more affordable to the majority of the clients. In 1992, a small coffee shop added to the store, where clients can have a cup of coffee. In the morning you will find many people who have their breakfast there.  But in the evenings the young people from the area pop in for a cup of coffee.

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Tourists, too, often enjoy a coffee there. The superior quality of coffee made Sofianopoulo Coffee Store Alexandria the supplier of coffee to many clients in Cairo. until the 1980s. Today, the store owned by Egyptians and houses the same old-style coffee grinding machines. This stood there since hundred year ago. The colossal sacks of odorant coffee beans coming from all around the world.

The shop is pretty wide and could easily accommodate a few tables and chairs. However, there is no place to sit in Sofianopoulo. Regulars and occasional visitors drink their freshly brewed espressos at the standing-only bar.  They also hunched at one of the shop’s counters. Sofianopoulo Coffee Store Alexandria Address: Saad Zaghloul Street, Midan El Raml, Alexandria.

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Trianon Cafe Alexandria

Trianon Cafe Alexandria

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Trianon Cafe Alexandria originally founded in Europe circa 1555. In fact, Trianon Cafe Alexandria is an iconic tea room in Alexandria. Moreover, it allegedly opened in 1905 and harks back to the city’s golden days as a Cosmopolitan society. Trianon Cafe located on the seafront side of Le Metropole Hotel on the Alexandrian Corniche. It takes up nearly half of the hotel’s ground-floor block. The café and restaurant will take you back to the glory days of what this tea room looked like. In fact, it will happen once you enter through the dark wooden doors. Trianon once entertained royalty, foreign dignitaries and iconic figures. They are such as Om Kolthoum and Greek poet Cavafy.

The tea room’s open space and the Art Deco murals create a rustic and old school feel. In fact, the dark wood accents against light-green carpeting will do the same. To top it off, waiters and waitresses decked out head to toe in the traditional diner uniform; all black and white and pristine ironed. You will love the open coffee bar, though; the espresso came daintily served and did the job for around 9 LE. One of the Trianon Cafe Alexandria’s signature dishes is the delicious breakfast platter. It unfortunately not served after 11 AM. So get there early if you want to try breakfast in a classic Alexandrian atmosphere. For 30 LE, the club sandwich was seriously the size of the entire plate.

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Served with a side of mediocre fries, the sandwich consisted of three layers of toast side by side. It melded together by endless amounts of cheese– note: six pieces of bread in total. Turkey, lettuce and tomato filled the layers. The entire top covered in more melted cheddar cheese, three sliced eggs and topped with black olive. The Alfredo pasta was smaller in but just as rich in flavor. For 25 LE, a bowl of pasta came filled with cream and chicken, and seasoned with a light Italian mixture. Also on the menu were other sandwich and pasta options, as well as various salads and soups. All ranging between 15 LE to 50 LE.

Trianon Cafe is the kind of café in Alexandria that attracts tourists and Cavafy fans. It also does the locals seeking a nostalgic return to the Alexandria. It now only captured in black-and-white photographs and classic Egyptian films. Head to Trianon, step back in time; and enjoy the view of the Mediterranean Sea while you’re at it.

Address: 52 Saad Zaghloul Street, Midan El Raml, Alexandria.

Tel: +20 3 486 0973
Opens at: 7 am

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Athineos Alexandria Egypt

Athineos Alexandria Egypt

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Athineos Alexandria founded in 1900 in Alexandria city in Egypt. In fact, it indeed is one of Alexandria’s oldest coffee shops and restaurants. Athineos Alexandria located opposite Midan El Ramlin Alexandria. The building still exudes its ancient charm. Furthermore, it became over the past few years a favorite haunt of tourist groups. These who touring the Pearl of the Mediterranean. In fact, lunches in Athineos Alexandria organized in a buffet setting. They offered within the restaurant’s huge dining room. If you plan to explore Alexandria at your own, try getting to Athineos. You have to go to it in the early morning. This is if you are looking for a coffee and breakfast. You will have the company of the original unmovable Alexandrian customers.

That is when you’ll be able to enjoy all the quietness you need to gaze freely. You will do it at the ornamental details of the place. In fact, Athineos features high decorated ceilings and walls. It also features Art-Deco furniture, beautiful imposing columns and the Greek inspired sculptures.

Address: 21 Midan Saad Zaghloul, Alexandria
Tel: +20 3 486 8131

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