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Zagazig is a town of about 280,000 people in Lower Egypt, the capital of the Sharqia Governorate.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Cairo International Airport is the nearest international gateway to it and it is only an hour by car from the Airport.

By bus[edit]

You can reach the city by the Public Bus Service which is being run by "East of Delta co." or "Shark Al-Delta" as pronounced in Arabic.

By train[edit]

You can reach to the city using the Egyptian National Railways which is called in Arabic "Sekak Hadeed Masr" and the city is about 1.5 hours away from Cairo. 1 Zagazig railway station is centrally located at Orabi square.

By taxi[edit]

From Aboud station you can reach the city using the road which connects "Cairo-Banha-Minyat Al Kamh- Zagazig" or From the El salam station "Locally widely known as Al aashr station" using the desert way to Belbies to Zagazig.

Get around[edit]

Map of Zagazig

See[edit]

  • 1 Museum of leader Ahmed Orabi (متحف الزعيم أحمد عرابى), Ahmed Orabi St. 08:00-19:00 daily. Museum dedicated to one of the first nationalist leaders in Egypt who was born here in 1841. Also includes exhibitions on the culture of the Sharqia region.
  • 2 Tell Basta (Bubastis) (to the southeast). The ruins of the ancient sacred city of Bastet, the cat goddess. There are ruins of temples and catacombs of sacred cats. Bubastis (Q603841) on Wikidata Bubastis on Wikipedia
  • 3 Museum of Tell Basta Antiquities (متحف تل بسطة), Zakazik First (northwest of Bubastis archaeological site), +20 55 2299381. 09:00-17:00 daily. Museum with Egyptian relics related to Bubastis, in particular to the cat goddess Bastet along with ushabti statues and mummies of the 18th dynasty. Pottery and mummy preservation stuff.

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • Mo'men, tolba ewida street. Egyptian fast food restaurant
  • Freskas. best sandwiches in zagazig

Drink[edit]

  • El rashidy.

Sleep[edit]

Go next[edit]

  • 1 Tanis (adjacent to San Al Hagar township). Where Indiana Jones found the 'Lost Ark'. Its an archaeological ruin of the Late Period (8th-4th century BCE) built up by Psusennes I and later Pharaohs that really hasn't fared well, there just being some obelisks and stelae scattered about a partly excavated field with glass shard debris. It is not of the same preservation caliber as other ancient Egyptian ruins, sadly and may take some know-how/perseverance to visit, as it's not commercialized or developed.
  • 2 Sadat Quraish Mosque, in Bilbeis.


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