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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).
Mohmad said Al halawane | Mohmad said Al halawane, Alexandria 21599, Egypt
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

No flashy colours here, but the carvings downstairs are excellent. I was glad to have a guide who could explain all the details as there is very little signage.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rockhoun
Reviewed 2 days ago

To think that this was discovered by a donkey falling down a hole and then they discovered the Catacombs. It is only a 100. Steps down to see and well worth the history lesson. Very interesting.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Debridley R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see in Alexandria, in looking at the site I was not expecting much as I had not done any research, however the underground to this site is something else and tells such a different story, so amazing how well reserved the tombs are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Charlie_r251
Reviewed 1 week ago

The catacombs were very interesting and a highlight of our visit to Alexandria. You need to go down a spiral staircase to tour the catacombs. We had a private guide that took us to this site and explained the different rooms and their meanings. Pictures...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank awanderingweb
Reviewed 1 week ago

An ancient underground burial chamber from the Roman period. A spiral staircase takes down to the burial area, the stairs are sometime uneven. There is a number of different size chambers used for burials. All the chambers are empty. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank moinulbb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was an interesting experience to roam underground through that maze of catacombs. There are no bones in there or sarcophigi it is basically different rooms and holes a few walls have drawings from the roman era.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Curly003
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first time I write a review for a site mainly because this place is underrated. It was an amazing experience to be there and learn about its story from construction to discovery.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Budbud23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the catacombs. There were about 99 steps down to the viewing level. Watch where you step, but there are so many different areas to explore.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank boymomdfw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to visit if you happen to be in Alexandria. Keep about an hour for the visit. One need to climb down into the open well/pit to see the old graves and excavations. The steps are steep and narrow alleys, so people with knee...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank columbus1964
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The catacomb burial of the Man, woman and child is a must visit to see how ornate the burial chamber was and the amount of planning that went in just to bury the dead. Its an interesting story how the catacomb was discovered by accident....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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December 7, 2018|
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Response from Diafricana | Reviewed this property |
The catacombs shouldn't take more than one hour. And yes, you pay a fee that is not much... Cant remember exactly how much it was... We went with family and friends and didn't walk to Pompey's Pillar, but definitely enjoy... More
December 7, 2018|
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Response from MarkT25_UK | Reviewed this property |
An hour should be more than enough for the catacombs, depending on how long you have to queue (you'll probably only be inside for 20 mins, 30 at most). I didn't go directly between them and Pompey’s Pillar but I don't think... More
October 7, 2018|
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Response from MarlineKhalil | Reviewed this property |
a couple of hours is a good time. Actually don't remember how far it is from the catacombs as we had a car then..sorry can't tell if it is a walking distance or not