We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II)

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: West Bank, Luxor, Egypt
Improve this listing
Description: This magnificent mortuary temple was built on the site of Seti I’s ruined...
This magnificent mortuary temple was built on the site of Seti I’s ruined temple and was described as the “tomb of Ozymandia,” which later inspired a poetic verse by Percy Bysshe Shelley.
read more
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
More Info
$187*
and up
Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Luxor West Bank and...
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 179 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 113
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Great

Just to be near and to walk around it is amazing. Great pharaoh who did great thinghs. If you can, climb to the hill behinf it a take some magnificent photos from above the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Radna S

Similar Things to Do in Luxor

Add Photo Write a Review

179 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Just to be near and to walk around it is amazing. Great pharaoh who did great thinghs. If you can, climb to the hill behinf it a take some magnificent photos from above the temple.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Well worth the 6 hour drive. Guided tour is advisable as the history and culture is brought alive! Fantastic day. Advisable that women cover up shoulders when going into the temple out of respect. Highly recommend this exciting excursion.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Swansea County, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Very interesting, with the remains of a large hyperstyle hall. The large head and shoulders of the statue of Ramses lies on its side, and the detail on it is fantastic. It is a work in progress, with restoration continuing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oregon
Level Contributor
93 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We went on a tour group that was pretty intense, we covered a lot of monuments and churches. There was nothing we were sorry we got to see that is for sure. This didn't disappoint either. Make sure you have plenty of sunscreen with you, it does get hot. The area is different from Cairo, and the people were just... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Stunning place to visit, see new items being unconvered every day, the Size and stature of these ancient Temples is incredicble and breathtaking. I could hardly believe I was there. Amazing

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
253 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Ramesseum is what remains of the mortuary Temple of Ramses II. The remains are very impressive and worth a visit. The main attraction is the gigantic broken statue of the former Pharaoh immortalized in the poem by Shelly. Have a good guide to explain the sight.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aswan, Egypt
Level Contributor
23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Itvwas a wonderful afternoon at this wonderful site. There was a lot of Universities visiting when we went and we were Lucy enough to see the workmen pulling up part of a statue of Ramess,

Was this review helpful? Yes
England
Level Contributor
67 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This was interesting to visit the statues are incredible, makes you wonder how long it took to make, it was interesting hearing the guide explaining the history of them.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mexico City, Mexico
Level Contributor
188 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I love the place, other must. Cairo have the pyramids, but Luxor have so much to see to Stay 2-3 nights.

Was this review helpful? Yes
kalamazoo, mi
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I enjoyed walking through the complex on a quiet Friday. Just myself and three French visitors to listen to the call to Friday prayer and enjoy the complex on our own. The fallen statue is remarkable and the jackal headed sphinx might be unique.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II) also viewed

Luxor, Nile River Valley
Luxor, Nile River Valley
 

Been to Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?