Cultural Hurghada – a quick guide

Cultural Hurghada egypt

Cultural Hurghada – a quick guide

Hurghada is mostly known for its resorts, beaches and diving opportunities. But there is more than beaches and cocktails! Let me show  you how to spend a wonderful afternoon in the city of Hurghada!

Ps. Watch out for pickpockets please!

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Church St. Shenouda

Our first stop is the Coptic orthodox church St. Shenouda. A great white building crowded with religious people during the ceremonies. It's a nice way to experience a bit of the Egyptian culture!

Church st shenouda hurghada

Church st shenouda hurghada

Aldhar Market

Next is Aldhar Market, a market where they sell all sorts of food: fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, … you name it! I haven't spotted any non-Egyptian except I and my friend Gabi who I was travelling with. Get some fresh and yummy fruits and stay well hydrated throughout the hot days!

Ask before taking pictures unless you want to get shouted at – true story…

Aldhar Market

Aldhar Market

Aldhar Market

Aldhar Market

Aquarium

Nice and neat is our third stop in Hurghada: The aquarium!

Some of you might not be into scuba diving or snorkeling but still want to catch a glimpse at what is beneath the surface of the Red Sea. This aquarium covers many of the tropical fish we saw diving just a couple of days earlier.

It is not massively big, but still a nice distraction to the beach and crowded streets. There is also two tanks with several nurse sharks for you to look at. [In my opinion those tanks are way too small, but I'm used to the endlessness of the ocean.]

aquarium hurghada aquarium hurghada

aquarium hurghada aquarium hurghada

El Mina Mosque

I haven't seen or entered many mosques in my life, but El Mina must be the most beautiful one (so far). Rising up to the blue, blue sky with its white minarets. Pretty not only from the outside! The inside is decorated beautifully and aesthetically!

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Note for the ladies: you will have to rent a full-length dress with a veil to cover up pretty much anything but your face. Costs: 1€ or 1 USD

Note for everybody: it is required that you take your shoes off when entering the Mosque!

el mina mosque hurghada

el mina mosque hurghada

el mina mosque hurghada

To sum up this day: a great and different afternoon to get away from the resorts and beaches and look beyond the obvious of Hurghada!
Note: this post was made possible by Hurghada Reisen, still all comments above are my very own.
travel bloggers in HurghadaCheers,
Keep on travelling,

 

Viki
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2 Comments

  • Hi Viki,
    it was a pleasure reading your blog. This month I will also travel to Hurghada and wanted to plan a cultural trip with my 6 friends. I was wondering what your advise is about car rentals in Hurghada and riding to all the places your summed up in the blog.

  • Hi Viki!
    Mir hat dein Bericht über Hurghada City gut gefallen. Als wir im März dort waren, haben wir viele Ausflüge gemacht und v.a. das tolle Wetter dort genossen. Am collsten fand ich persönlich die Quadsafari in der Wüste…
    Viele Grüße
    Simone

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