Awaiting Your Return From Shore
Port Said was founded in 1859 when excavation
work for the Suez Canal began. Upon completion of the canal in 1869, the
city continued to develop until the bombing attacks in 1956 during the Suez
crisis. The town suffered again in 1967 and 1973, during the wars with
Israel. Today, most of the structures have been rebuilt, although some
damage can still be seen. Several of the original city streets feature
buildings constructed in turn-of-the-century architecture, complete with
Port Said also serves as the gateway to Cairo’s incomparable
treasures, such as the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. In addition, there
is the world-renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, a must for every
visitor keen on getting acquainted with Egypt’s ancient history.
The ship is scheduled to tie up alongside a floating pier at Port Said.
The town center is within walking distance. The distance to Cairo is 120
miles. In view of the great distance using a taxi is not recommended.
Street vendors display their wares near the port.The main shopping is
along Gomohhoria Street, a short walk from the pier. Additional shops
can be found in the Noras Beach Shopping Arcade, one mile from the pier.
Look for gold and silver jewelry, cotton goods, tapestries and carpets,
leather goods, copper- and brassware, woodwork and exotic spices. Among
the most popular souvenirs is the cartouche. Made of gold, you can have
your own name inscribed in hieroglyphs.
Awaiting Your Return
Return to Your
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