The most famous monuments in Mersa Matruh

The most famous monuments in Mersa Matruh

Since the time of the ancient Egyptians, and even during the last century, Marsa Matrouh witnessed various events that contributed to a change in this geographical piece that God gave Egypt… It was from the beginning a small fishing village and peoples and tribes followed it until it became as we see it now. The city has a special charm, which attracts tourists annually, especially in the summer, to see the most famous landmarks of Matrouh and the beauty of its beaches.


Matrouh is located in the northwest of Egypt, about 297 km from Alexandria, and its area is about 16% of the total area of Egypt.

What do you think that we go together on an expedition about some of Matrouh’s landmarks in just 3 minutes?

Rommel Museum:

From a barley store to the headquarters of the leaders of the wars!

You may have visited the city of Matrouh and went to Rommel Beach – which is the most famous – and yet you never heard of that historical museum! But now let me tell you something about the details of this museum… It can be described as a cave dug inside The rocks (in the belly of one of the region’s mountains) The Rommel Museum dates back to the Greco-Roman period. The museum was first used as a storehouse for wheat, barley, and water for export to the Roman states, and its proximity to the sea helped it to supply ships with supplies.

The reason is that he was called “Rommel” after the German general Rommel, nicknamed the Desert Fox. The German commander chose the location of that museum, which became – during his reign – the headquarters of the German forces during World War II. The castle was used to manage the fight and escape from it at the same time! Because of his proximity to the sea, he used to help some escape when things got tough.

The museum was deserted until 1977, when it was prepared for visitors by the governorate. Next time I advise you not to miss it and enjoy what Alfred Rommel now contains, such as his helmet, his distinctive coat, his special clothes… along with a number of World War II plans. You will find what is not mentioned here from the landmarks of the Rommel Museum, discover it yourself and remember, while you are inside, that the land of that cave was trodden by leaders from the wars of the last century, and it still stands tall and reminds us of great historical times.

Cleopatra bath:

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If they tell you that history only immortalizes the names of those who had a share of wars, then tell them about Cleopatra, the beauty queen…

Here in Matrouh, 9 km west of the city, is the Bath of Cleopatra. The attractive aesthetic appearance of the Kilauea Batra bath is due to the fact that it is a huge rock that is closed from the top, and it has holes that allow sunlight to penetrate into it and warm the water inside that rock formation. This is in addition to the presence of openings from the side that allow the entry of water when the tidal movement, but the tidal movements may cause frightening sounds inside.!

It is said that Queen Cleopatra used it for sunbathing and swimming or as a way to preserve her skin. I found the ruins of the Queen’s Palace on a high place opposite the bathroom.

Taking a souvenir photo in this place is a very beautiful thing … but beware of the flow of water because it may be dangerous in certain places.

Roman burial cemeteries:

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Gossip abounded about the description of Roman tombs and how they were built, and it was said that the Romans believed in a happy eternal life after death or torment, and accordingly they made a good choice of the place to bury their dead. The existing Roman burial tombs are one of Matrouh’s tourist attractions and the best evidence of documenting the ideas of that Roman people, in the form of buildings that occupy a consciously chosen site for their tombs. Not listed yet! It is located in a strange area, 25 km west of the city of Matrouh.

Salt Cave:

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Do you want to get rid of the feeling of distress due to the burdens of life, and even gain energy and vitality?

Salt Cave is the place that meets your needs and more… It is located in the Bedouin village, 7 km west of the city of Matrouh on Salloum Road. It is a haven for those looking for calm and positive energy. It is used to treat many diseases such as asthma, allergies and sinusitis, and it also helps to get rid of some skin diseases. The salt cave is one of the purest places because it is free to a large degree of chemical pollutants and was designed to mimic natural caves, and its floor is covered with natural rock salt.. The interior colors of this salt building are calm and designed by color therapy experts selected on a scientific basis to help relax. Steam volatilizes from the salt by heating it through electric lamps, thus opening the pores of the skin and stimulating blood circulation. You can sleep for some time on the floor while covering your body with coarse amounts of salt to supply your body with the energy that is naturally derived from it, or sit with a handful of coarse salt in your hand and do yoga… It is worth the experience


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