Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, Alexandria

Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
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An ancient circular staircase leads down into these tombs that were tunneled into the bedrock during the age of the Antonine emporers (2nd century AD).
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Tahir S
Johannesburg, South Africa120 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Great place to visit when in Alex. What one would wish the pyramids would be like. Very eerie and fun exploring these tombs.
Written January 9, 2022
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Sherry Bhatti
Jinja, Uganda103 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Amazing experience going down into the bowels of the earth and seeing the catacombs. The atmosphere is surprisingly dry but surreal. The mix of Egyptian, Roman and Greek designs in various paintings and carvings was unique.
Written January 5, 2022
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Abeer H
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,130 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Alexandria city has a great significance in the history but only few of these places remained. This place was also discovered later and was buried under garbage before.
Written December 7, 2021
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Travel4Fun
Norfolk, NE65 contributions
Oct 2021
Interesting and historic, but not like the catacombs in Paris or Rome. I did learn a few things from our guide.
Written November 28, 2021
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Tom
Maple Grove, MN1,889 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Interesting stop in Alexandria. The catacombs were accidently discovered in 1900 after being used centuries ago for burials. Site involves some stairs and had some good shots to see carvings in the rock, among with old virtual sites.
Written September 28, 2021
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smvNYC
New York City, NY179 contributions
Aug 2021
As you travel through the neighborhood, it is difficult to understand how such an amazing place is so close! Descending in the catacombs, and after taking in the amazing decorations and wandering through the dark craved corridors, you also notice that the unbearable heat from above has gone away and that you can finally cool down.
Written August 28, 2021
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Oana M
Bucharest, Romania24 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
I need to mention that we went here with an organised tour from Cairo so we didn't have to find the place on our own. If you have the possibility I recommend you to book a guide in order to show you the place and to explain a bit about the catacombs.

The catacombs are amazing, you can still see carvings in the main tomb and on the walls even though it's aprox. 2000 yo and it used to be covered with water (the reason why the colours are washed away). It's a must see if you visit Alexandria! :)
Written July 10, 2021
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Egyptiantravellers
Cairo55 contributions
Jun 2021 • Solo
Just amazing visiting this place. I’d recommend you grab an Uber for a round trip. I let the Uber driver wait for me in the parking area for just 5 LE.
It was scary at first but was amazing down there. Don’t go down if you’re claustrophobic
Written June 4, 2021
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Jacob C
Dubai, United Arab Emirates34 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
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.
Written March 23, 2021
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DHafez
Cairo, Egypt203 contributions
Feb 2021 • Family
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.
Written February 17, 2021
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