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“Photo Op for Pictures of Coastline” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Fort Qaitbey

Fort Qaitbey
N 31. 21372 E 29. 88545, Alexandria, Egypt
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Private Tour: Alexandria Day Trip from Cairo
Ranked #5 of 66 things to do in Alexandria
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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.
Superior, Colorado
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“Photo Op for Pictures of Coastline”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

During our tour of Alexandria, the bus stopped at the recently refurbished 15th century Qait Bey Fort on the Mediterranean Sea. This area was considerably cleaner than places that we passed by. The fort was built on the original site of the Pharos Lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Disappointingly, it was not open to the public.

Our stop was brief. Just a few moments take pictures. There wasn't anything to do other than take a few pictures and be hounded by people trying to sell us cheap souvenirs.

Visited November 2012
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Alexandria, Egypt
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“Great History, Avoid Fake Tour Guides”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The place is awesome with lots of history but the only problem with it are people who pose as tour guides & offer made up historical info, annoying people trying to sell you cheap souvenirs for way too much money ..

Visited March 2013
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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“Nice location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Its at a very nice location but there isnt much to see except for the sea. Light house is nearby but cant go there.

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Nice but much is rebuilt”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

Well once you have got past all the young couples there is some very nice areas. Some great arty photos to be had look through the openings. Lots of guards trying to swop Euros for money.
They claim one stone is from the old lighthouse. Looking at it you would never know. A lot of this place has been rebuilt as the British blew up this fort in the 1900's
So enjoy the views

Visited April 2013
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Matara, Sri Lanka
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“awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

I thought that if I could built such a fort for my self. awesome. a person must visit that place and to see those wonderful thing that they have build

Visited January 2013
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