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6/41.- Alexandria, Cecil Hotel

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In front of Saad Zaghlul square (in the left) sits one of the most famous hotels in Alexandria: the Cecil Hotel. In this hotel, inaugurated in 1930, stayed Winston Churchill and Smerset Maugham. Also one of its suites was permanently reserved for the British secret service. As you can imagine this is not a cheap hotel. If you do not want to spend a lot, there are many cheap hotels in this area.

Midan (=square) Saad Zaghlul was the setting of Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria Quartet. Close to this square you will find the famous Alexandria coffee houses, many cinemas, restaurants and night spots. Now we will take one of the yellow tramways to get to two beautiful mosques and to Gaitbey Fortress.

 

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