Mohamed A. M. Khalil*, Alaa S. El-Eashy*
* Department of Architecture, Mansoura University, Egypt (
El-Mansoura city is one of the Egyptian intermediate cities in the Nile delta, The city center heritage mostly are in the European Mediterranean style because of the presence of the foreigner comunities in the city during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. As many other Egyptian intermediate cities, the city heritage suffers from lack of maintenance and absence of organized conservation programs. El-Mansoura architectural heritage are divided into main five zones around the city center, The “private palaces and villas zone” it was the residence of the aristocratic Egyptians, The “Northern city center” it was the administration zone near the port, The “Commercial center” with high concentration of commercial activities, “El-Mokhtalat neighborhood” it was the residence of the foreigners and elite Egyptians, “Torel neighborhood” it was a combination of private villas. Their are some trials to preserve and restore the city heritage but normally they are individual trails, now there is some projects to make urban development of the valuable zones and that will lead to effective conservation projects in the future.