Corniche (Alexandria)

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Alexandria at the Corniche

The Corniche (الكرنيش Al-Kurnīsh) is a waterfront promenade corniche in Alexandria, Egypt, running along the Eastern Harbour. It is one of the major corridors for traffic in Alexandria. The Corniche is formally designated "26 of July Road" west of Mansheya and "Army Road" east of it; however, these names are little used.

Italian Egyptian architect Pietro Avoscani designed it in 1870.[1][2]

The western end starts by the Citadel of Qaitbay (built in place of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World). It runs for over ten miles and ends by the Montaza Palace.


  1. ^ "Aspetti della marginalità urbana nei paesi in via di sviluppo: il caso di Alessandria d'Egitto", by Giuseppe Dato, 2003, ISBN 88-87669-42-2, p. 62
  2. ^ "Building Styles brought to Egypt by the Italian Community between 1850 and 1950: The Style of Mario Rossi", Proceedings of the Third International Congress on Construction History, Cottbus, May 2009