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Fort Qaitbey

Address: N 31. 21372 E 29. 88545, Alexandria, Egypt
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Ranked #4 of 59 things to do in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Resembling an imposing castle fortress, this citadel was built in the 1480s by Sultan Qaitbey on...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

This is a place to go if like historic suites and and this one has it all It is right at the entrance to the old habour in Alex. and good day out

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Gatineau, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

At the western end of the Corniche is the Qaitbey Fort. it's a very interesting place of a more recent period in Egypt's story.Early morning is the best time to go so you avoid the mid-day sun.

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The view from the castle was worth the trip, you can see very far into the sea. The rest of the fort isn't that nice. There's a great ice-cream shop nearby.

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Brisbane, Australia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
36 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

It will take a few hours to explore the fort. Go on a sunny day to get the value of the views from the potholes and guard posts. It would have been better if they had a few of the room kitted out with examples of what they were used for in the past.

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Padua, Italy
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370 attraction reviews
483 helpful votes 483 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This fort is an icon in Alex and well worth a visit . There is a very good view from the roof . Lots of Egyptians come to visit here as well . The history is rich and interesting .

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Romeoville, Illinois
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128 reviews 128 reviews
93 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The castle was truly the highlight of my trip to Alexandria. Such an experience to tour the castle and see how it was used, the architecture is amazing. Great place to relax and enjoy the scenery.

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Cairo, Egypt
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This time was the second time I had been out to see this site. It is a beautiful historical site. Great place to take pictures and fun to explore. Though it is over run with young Egyptians who have stocked and followed friends of mine. But a good site to see.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great place to just hang out and peoiple watch. always a crowd there with vendors selling artifacts and snacks. You can even get a boat ride from a local.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

An interesting place to visit at winter time where you can enjoy the sun and the atmosphere, the place is interesting, has history and you can have lunch nearby at the Greek restaurant. The entrance fee is 30 pound for tourists, I dislike the sales people when they keep talking about their good prices.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Positives: - View is very good - Very relaxing - Great building for who is interested Negatives: - Area is not safe - People in the area are very rude - Harrassment of many kinds - They make tourists pay much more than locals - Nothing much to watch

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