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Fort Qaitbey

29 88545 N 31. 21372 E, Alexandria 21599, Egypt
+20 122 244 5141
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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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  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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29 88545 N 31. 21372 E, Alexandria 21599, Egypt
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"mediterranean sea"
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"greek club"
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"ancient world"
in 19 reviews
"nice historical place"
in 7 reviews
"boat ride"
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"seven wonders"
in 14 reviews
"eastern harbour"
in 6 reviews
"an aquarium"
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"worth a visit"
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"light house"
in 11 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 6 reviews
"fish market"
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"must visit place"
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"alexandria city"
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"nice view"
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"sea view"
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"amazing place"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Is is one of the most places I live in the city Alexandria is the best city in the world Love you my city Take my kids their for the first time this winter It was amazing Loveeeeeeee

Thank Robert M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was at this location where the old Lighthouse , one of the wonders of the ancient world stood. When this was destroyed in a earthquake, a mosque was built in the watch tower. When this also got destroyed in another major earthquake , the...More

Thank kc j
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Its an impressive building..its totally neglected and can be of more value than its current. Very crowded and not clean.

Thank Tamer K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is full of photogenic nooks an crannies with the structures, views of the city and views of the sea. I gave this place a low rating because I was followed by a police officer who kept trying to lead me to places out...More

1  Thank Ariane T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All off us had a good time there. I would consider it a nice break for few hours to wander around and explore.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although heavily reconstructed, it is a nice place to spend an hour or so. The architecture is impressive and the fort was constructed where the famous Alexandria Pharo used to be (some of the lintel stones in the entrance might have been reused from the...More

Thank CuriousTraveler007
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

If you only come to check out the beautiful view of Alexandria, it is worth it! But the Fort is really neat too. After Napolean and the British bombed this place to smithereens, they have done a very good job of restoring the fort. No...More

1  Thank CFEIII
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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely superb. Amazing view of the sea and of the castle. Very well maintained citadel. Loved it

Thank aesha2018
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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

One the must to do in Alexandria . Very well maintained fort , nice view from back of fort . Overall a very good experience

Thank RaheelR
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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Built on the site of the Lighthouse of Pharoas this Fort was partially destroyed twice. First by Napoleon. The reconstruction is well done. Take time to walk around the upper level as the views are terrific. There is also a promenade area on the aide...More

1  Thank Dickson0202
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I would ask at your Hotel and see if you can get a deal. They usually know the ins & outs .
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Hi, No there is no a sidwalk, you need to take Uber or taxi, I would recommend Uber. Walking day or night of course is not safe, there high level of crimes these days in Egypt due to falling Economy. Cruise passengers, no... More
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