Port Said (1 of 1)
Port Said's main attraction, and the reason for its establishment on the Mediterranean, is the Suez Canal. Watching enormous ships and tankers lining up to pass through the canal's northern entrance is an impressive sight to behold. Although heavily damaged in the 1967 and 1973 wars with Israel, much of the city has been rebuilt along its historic lines. Today, Port Said exudes a prosperous and bustling air, particularly its historic waterfront of late 19th-century colonial buildings.