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Address: N 31. 21372 E 29. 88545, Alexandria, Egypt
Description: Resembling an imposing castle fortress, this citadel was built in the...
Resembling an imposing castle fortress, this citadel was built in the 1480s by Sultan Qaitbey on the site of the Pharos Lighthouse, to protect the city from the crusaders who used to attack the city by sea.
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Visited the fort for the 3d time. Rubbish was there and still there. Made revolutions, were proud that cleaned the streets, but... If you want to stay there longer - no toilets... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Visited the fort for the 3d time. Rubbish was there and still there. Made revolutions, were proud that cleaned the streets, but... If you want to stay there longer - no toilets ((( This time we came inside the Fort - there is an exhibition of sea life: fish, reef, bones... but again everything is very tired and looks like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Good memories were there Every time I visit Alexandria I have to go there and have photos Some more care from the government and it will be more beautiful. Enjoy nice time there.

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Beijing Region, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The fort is awesome a must do in Alex it's just sad that the government or town doesn't have workers permanently cleaning it up, the admission is 30rmb and very cool inside, all the Egyptian tourists were friendly and respectful of the place, but the outside is littered in trash, Alex Tourism seems down from 2 years ago, didn't see... More 

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new delhi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A good place to have an exquisite view of the sea. A crowded place in the weekend plan for a week day trip. Should be on a must visit if going to Alexandria.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This fort was built on the same place of the ancient light house . Nice ,clean fort overlooking the sea . Inside not too much to see but the idea of the building and how they were protect the city from invadors is inspiring .. just before you reach you have to be carful as its crowded with local people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This mamluk citadel, built on the ruins of the ancient lighthouse, is as nice on the inside as it looks on the outside. Built by the medieval rulers of Egypt and the Levant, it looks like a European fort but with some appealing oriental touches, and the color of the sandstone makes it unmistakeably Egyptian. Sadly, the place is filled... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

nice position and lovely walkabout. not ruined. Not much to see or do but a good way to spend some leisurely time

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Alexandria, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

that is a nice place to visit , you can hire a poat , see a museum inside , or watching the sea , or the aquarium

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

You can feel all power of that time. It's nice place with a lot of history. You can get back for a while and to having this feeling for all past time inside your body

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Torun, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Fresh air, nice people, many possibilities of spending time, boats, coffee, delicius corn, fishing, and Qaitbey castle - fall in love

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Address: N 31. 21372 E 29. 88545, Alexandria, Egypt
Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Alexandria Governorate  >  Alexandria

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