Damietta City is situated at the Damietta branch, 15 kilometres from the Mediterranean Sea, measuring 200 kilometres north of Cairo. Some archaeologists and historians announced that lower Egypt was divided into 20 provinces. Damietta was the seventeenth province, and its Egyptian name was The old Tamehit, meaning the country of the North. Explore the top ten attractions to have fun in Damietta.
1. RAS- EL BAR
Situated amidst the Damiettay branch, Ras El Bar has been deemed the bride of the Egyptian summer resorts, the West Nile bank and the Mediterranean beach. In addition to the numerous gardens and trees that makes it the most outstanding attractions to have fun in Damietta. Ras El Bar rests on a peninsula on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, surrounded on the western by the Damietta Nile branch.
2. COPTIC ORTHODOX DIOCESE IN DAMIETTA
Damietta is also rich in Coptic heritage. For example, the Church of St. Mary Gerges consecrates the antiques of the ninth-century Mary Gerges.
3. THE BAHR MOSQUE
The most attractive and popular mosque in Damietta is situated on the Nile in Damietta on the eastern bank; it was first reconstructed in 1009 during the rule of the Ottoman Empire. First, it was built in Andalusian style on an area of 1200 m², and then it was rebuilt for the second time in 1967, also in Andalusian style. Its walls are adorned with beautiful Islamic engravings and have five domes, two minarets a religious and cultural library connected to it.
4. TELL AL-DEIR
Tell al-Deir In New Damietta is a considerable burying ground used throughout the various times in ancient Egypt and was also significant during the twenty-sixth regime, all the way through to the Greek era and then the age of the Romans and Byzantines. Also it is made of beautiful limestone coffins representing human faces, possibly of the dead. The coffins were relocated to the Great Egyptian Museum.
5. AL-MUAINI MOSQUE
It was built in the year 810 AH -1310 AD, the era of Nasser Qalawun, by the dealer Damietta Muhammed al-Din -Al-Muaini. It is distinguished by its incredible mamluks design, the height of the walls and the minaret; the mosque has 4 Iwans, the biggest is the qibla iwan, and all the ceilings are designed with Mamlukse ornaments.
6. THE AREA OF LESSAN
The area of Lessan is situated in the outermost northern part of this peninsula. It is at this spot where the Damietta Nile arm passes in the Mediterranean sea, giving Ras El Bar the form of a triangle. It is a solid barrier constructed on the northern shore of Ras El Bar Resort in 1938. Ras El Bar rests on a peninsula on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and is surrounded on the western by the Damietta Nile branch. Also, this is the perfect spot for watching the sunset and taking a stroll.
7. THE FORT OF ORABY
After the Egyptian patriots used it during the Oraby revolution (1879-1882), it was later named after him. Formerly, It was built to protect the country against sea attacks by the French expedition (1799-1801).
8. STROLL THE PORTSAID STREET
There is nothing essential to see on Portsaid street, but it is the most fantastic street in Damietta. People have spent more than 60 % of their life walking on this street for no reason. You can explore this attractions to have fun in Damietta by taking a walk with your partner when the weather is calm.
9. HAVE PIZZA FROM PIZZA PARTY
On your visit to Damietta, you must remember to try out their pizza. They have the best pizza in Egypt, and it’s not difficult to find pizza spots because there are lots of pizza spots across the city.
10. TELL EL-BERSHAYA
The El Bershaya museum is regarded as one of the significant archaeological hills discovered in Damietta province, situated northeast of the city of Kafr al-Battikh; it has an area measuring 7 acres, and it was said to be a historical Egyptian cemetery connected to the late Pharaonic descendants far back to twenty-sixth, more than 1,100 artefacts were extracted and chosen from the site to be displayed within the museum.