Alexandria has always been a showcase of Mediterranean beauty and the Museum of Fine Arts on Manasha Street is no exception. Every two years it organizes a biennial to display art from around the Mediterranean.
The permanent collection includes sculpture, architecture and photography by contemporary Egyptian as well as foreign artists. You will also find drawings of rural life and surrealist paintings. In total, the museum houses approximately 1,500 pieces. The building itself dates back to 1954.
The museum was once known as the Hussein Sobhy Museum, named after the city’s governor who played an important role in Alexandria’s art movement. Alexandrians are warm and hospitable the proof is that you will be allowed to take photographs inside the museum.