Marsa Matrouh is the most wonderful city you will sea,It have to much amazing attractive tourists places ,
General information :
It started as a small fishing town during Ancient Egyptians times and the reign of Alexander the Great and was named Amunia. There are ruins of a temple of Ramses II (1200 B.C.). Marsa Matruh became known in the Ptolemaic era. When Roman occupation came to Egypt, the town became an important harbor for trade and shipping goods and crops to Rome . It was named Paraetonium by the Romans. During World war II , the British Armys Baggush Box was located to the east. Starting with the completion of an extension from the previous railhead at Fuka in February 1936, Mersa Matruh was the terminus for a single-track railway, which passed through El Alamein.
The monuments and touristic places in the city:
- Ruins of the Temple of the King, Pharaoh Ramses II(1200 B.C)
- Drowned city of Caesar .
- Drowned Palace of Cleopatra .
- Egyptian Fleet Anchorage which was built by the Ptolemies. The remains of the naval installations still stand west of the port.
- Coptic Chapel: built in the early Coptic age, and contains several caves bearing inscriptions.
- Rommel’s Hideout: A cave, hewn in the rock, where Rommel drew up plans of his military operations. It has now been turned into a military museum.
- The British Cemetery: Thousands upon thousands of rock-hewn tombstones stand in straight rows amidst a fenced garden.
- The German Cemetery: It is a fortress like memorial that was built on a height overlooking the sea.
- The Italian Cemetery: It is a high tower fort standing on a high hill. The walls of the building are covered with marble.
- Ageebah Beach: About 28 km. west of Mersa Matruh downtown, it is distinguished by its numerous natural caves and enchanting scenery.
- Al-Obayed Beach: About 20 km. west of Mersa Matruh downtown, beauty surpasses that of Mersa Matruh beach.
- Romel Bay.
- The weather there :It is very perfect all over the year so you can join it any time as you prefer .