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Address: N 31. 21372 E 29. 88545, Alexandria, Egypt
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Resembling an imposing castle fortress, this citadel was built in the 1480s...

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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Quite a view from the citadell

Went their with my little family, enjoyed the view from the fort and the kids enjoyed the sights and play. the fort is empty of historical items, you will only walk around empty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
mrashad
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Alexandria

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Alexandria
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went their with my little family, enjoyed the view from the fort and the kids enjoyed the sights and play. the fort is empty of historical items, you will only walk around empty halls.

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Thank mrashad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Alexandria is not known for it's anciant moniments but this is considered one of the few places in alex . It's a fort castle . Duration of visit won't take long . Not an expensive place .

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Thank Thoraya O
Pirassununga, SP
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The site is very well preserved. There's a more to see underground and in the stable, and it surprised me how everything is clean and well kept.

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Thank Robert K
Cairo, Egypt
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are interested in history, its very good and you will enjoy it. don't miss the view from the top of the fort it is amazing

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Thank mahmoudg790
Alexandria, Egypt
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's nice to be there where you will have a view from sea side to part of Alexandria and walk on top of walls and will enjoy time.

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Thank OWTS
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I find this place beautiful. the view of the sea from above the fort is so enchanting. there were many visitors both local and tourist all were enjoying the afternoon in this pleasant place.

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Thank rasel3287
Toronto, Canada
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64 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fortress itself isn't too exciting, but the staff were kind to me. The main draw is that the ancient lighthouse used to be here which is pretty damned magical and cool. The views of the blues and turquoises of the Mediterranean crashing up again the land and fortress are also a great sight to see.

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Thank Eliza B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The sea is close, the yard has palm trees and the sky is all around, what else can you ask? Is a good part of Alexandria,I can say it's a must if you go there

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Thank Alecsandra D
Cairo, Egypt
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47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely Vitadel to visit, a must sea, with lovely photo captions to take, don't go on public holidays

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Thank AdelEgypt
Alexandria, Egypt
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this qaitbey fort especialy at winter, the sea, the wind and the water is marvelous I could stay there forever

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