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Address: N 31. 21372 E 29. 88545, Alexandria, Egypt
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Resembling an imposing castle fortress, this citadel was built in the 1480s...

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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Witness to the past

The Citadel of Qaitbay is located in the Mediterranean sea coast. It was built in the 1480's by Sultan Qaitbey, on the site of Alexandria's ancient lighthouse which was one of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Citadel of Qaitbay is located in the Mediterranean sea coast. It was built in the 1480's by Sultan Qaitbey, on the site of Alexandria's ancient lighthouse which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It is a good location to explore Alexandria from different angles and good to be visited by all ages.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Citadel of Qaitbay was built in the 15th-century as a defensive fortress, it's existing walls were the boundaries of famous Alexandria light house, one of the ancient 7 wonders of the world located on the Mediterranean in Alexandria,

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was amazing to see the fort and its unique structure that was built by the stones from a historical light house.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place for family can ride horses and take boat and also see the sea beach from Highy place and also can

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The citadel is beatifull. You have a fantastic view of the Mediterranean sea and you feel like you are in a historic and important place of the world. The people is really nice!

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Shelton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful Fort, A beautiful walk from Downtown. It's a small fort but in good shape. worth a visit. You will need about 1 hour to see it all.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There's lots to do and around this site. We visited on a sunny Friday and there were lots of families enjoying the day. Cotton candy, popcorn and balloons for sale. You can watch the fishermen (and the cats) at this historic site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite many visits to Alex over the years, we have never visited this old citadel until now. The approach leads you to the ancient gates, wide landscaped garden in the inner courtyard we're full of students and schoolchildren learning about their history and enjoying the views (particularly of foreigners who have been absent from the country for some time now...... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Citadel itself is magnificent with a beautiful location in the mediterranean sea. However, the place around is full of street sellers who are bothering people with what they are selling. The place at night is more then perfect for a walk regarding the atmosphere but the streets were full of dirt every where .

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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoy the sea view and the citadel hugged the sea. Amazing sight seen from the citadel top. Ancient weapons and military staff as well as coins and other monuments.

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