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Fort Qaitbey

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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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29 88545 N 31. 21372 E, Alexandria 21599, Egypt
+20 122 244 5141
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A wonderful view of the port of Alexandria standing tall as the guardian of the city. Is it worth the 3 hour +/- drive from Cairo? I would say it's a toss-up. There are a few spots, like the ex-presidential/royal palace worth seeing, if you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did this property with a guide which we found invaluable for information he gave us. Take your time and enjoy this historical monument

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

Wonderful historic landmark, with a breathtaking view of the port. Be careful of your step as the stairs inside the castle are tricky.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Amr150
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a very windy winter day but still very nice. Lots of great picture spots. We accidently went into the aquarium first so make sure you go off to the right, around the corner to the ticket booth and citadel. It is an...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cheryl K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the Fort used by the Mamouk t protect their empire from the invadors. it is a nice place to visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ZiadA45
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This lies in the heart of Alexandria. It’s a fort built by the Greeks to defend them from the enemies coming via the sea. It has all the trademark of a typical fortress

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AnkurH21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one old fort that was protecting the city of Alexandria which has of course extended since then over many kilometers on the sea side and deep inland. It has three floors and a surrounding complex worthwhile a couple of hours if you are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mrragheb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very well maintained large fortress with amazing views of the water and city. Recommend at least an hour here to explore and check out the views. Was a highlight!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jsand8217
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Qaitbay Citadel has some very spectacular views over Alexandria as you walk around the top. It is built on the exact place the Pharos Lighthouse stood, one of the original Seven Wonders of the World. It's history is fascinating and it is regarded as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

its a must see if you go to Alexandria ,very huge fort and view is very nice from there and inside fort is also good

Date of experience: December 2018
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October 7, 2018|
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Response from shahanaraq | Reviewed this property |
don't remember exactly how much.
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Response from David L | Reviewed this property |
I would ask at your Hotel and see if you can get a deal. They usually know the ins & outs .
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Response from maabdou2000 |
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