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Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

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Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

680 Reviews
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Kom Al Shokafa, Alexandria 21599 Egypt
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El ShohadaCairo Metro31 min
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See luxor and Aswan by sailing Nile cruise with different eyes.<br><br>Savor the timeless experience that is a Nile cruise as you sail from Aswan to Luxor on an indulgent ship with onboard swimming pool. <br><br>Feast on breakfast, lunch, dinner—and even afternoon tea—as you discover ancient Egypt’s highlights. <br><br>Professional Egyptologists are on hand as you visit the temples of Philae,high dam, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Luxor,Karnak,valley of the kings,queen hatshepsut temple and clossi of memnon.<br><br>door to door transfers from and to your destinations in Aswan and luxor,qualified licensed drivers,3 nights at 5 stars Nile cruise includes all meals,expert tour guide,west and east banks of luxor,Aswan tours,edfu and komombo temples,taxes and charges all are included
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Jacob C wrote a review Mar 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates33 contributions25 helpful votes
Arriving at the catacombs is quite underwhelming. It is in the middle of what seems like a poorer neighbourhood of Alexandria, and there is nothing on the surface. Then you descend down this spiral staircase to the catacombs below. Carved out of the bedrock and housing so many amazing statues, sarcophagus and murals, it is an amazing experience. Something to see while in Alexandria.
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Date of experience: March 2021
DHafez wrote a review Feb 2021
Cairo, Egypt195 contributions83 helpful votes
Wow wow wow! Shouldn’t be missed by any means. Let me start then, first thing to consider is how to go. It’s located in a very busy area or at least the road to it isn’t an easy one! But it is worth it. For us we decided to take a taxi from downtown which was fine despite the very narrow allies and the vegetable local market we have passed by. Once we arrived there it is totally peaceful with handful of visitors. For Egyptians the ticket is 5 pounds and not much expensive for tourists. The place was discovered when a donkey cart fell in pit to find out this amazing ruins. It is a complex with many tombs, the one that shouldn’t be missed is the one that take you down to a 4 floor tomb complex, it is engraved in rockets. It is impressive how this got engraved with this level of detail and this professionalism. Also how some of the colors and sculpture are still preserved. The only advise I would give is to take your bottle of water with you as nothing is beingsold there. Overall, the experience was amazing but hectic, there was something in going down all these floors not physical really but somehow it’s emotionally draining. So may be follow the visit with lunch or a warm cup of tea. Also, The location isn’t far from Pompey pillar so you can visit both on one go.
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Date of experience: February 2021
Shree K wrote a review Jan 2021
Pennsylvania332 contributions48 helpful votes
An incredible visit. Can't imagine it was built thousands of years ago. The catacombs were very well preserved.
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Date of experience: December 2020
T D wrote a review Dec 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania2395 contributions239 helpful votes
Entrance fee is EGP 80 to this site. It’s surrounded by residential area and apartments. However once you go downstairs to the catacombs, a new world opens up. It’s beautiful and interesting! Definitely worth visiting - plan to spend an hour at the site.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Heytampabay wrote a review Nov 2020
Tampa, Florida34 contributions27 helpful votes
The catacombs of Kom el Shoqafais a great historical archaeological site and the underground tombs and stone vaults became a bit uncomfortable and eerie after a while.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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