travel42 Port Guide: Port Said

Port Said travel42 Port of Call Guide

Although tourists often overlook Port Said, Egypt, where the Suez Canal meets the Mediterranean 135 mi/215 km northeast of Cairo, there are several reasons to visit, including museums, beaches, shopping, history and daily excursions.

Port Said was founded in 1859, shortly after a decision was made to build the Suez Canal. In 1956, it was bombed extensively during the Suez Crisis, and it suffered damage in the 1967 and 1973 wars with Israel. Port Said's Military Museum, the Tomb of the Martyrs...

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