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Reviewed 1 week ago

The weather did not cooperate with our dive calendar; first day was a bust, and even in the second the currents pushed the divers about and visibility was poor. Still an awesome experience with the huge foundation blocks.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the site of the old lighthouse but today, in its place is a fort - Qaitbay Citadel. Entrance fees apply to enter. There used to be a mosque inside this fort and it's a great place for photos. Excellent views of the Mediterranean...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will probably stop here after visiting Pompey's pillar. Good photo opportunity if you can time it right during the day, sunset over the sea, etc...

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 27, 2019

The ancient Lighthouse that was one of the seven wonders of the world was on this site. Now it is an interesting well maintained fort and worth visiting

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 25, 2019

The lighthouse used to be here - they believe - but now all that remains is a reconstructed fort from days gone by. In the future will be a site for shops and cafes but for now there is a short esplanade to walk along...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ray M
Reviewed March 12, 2019

The old Light House is gone long back, but the citadel built in the 14th century , offers great views of Mediterranean Sea. The large stones of the Citadel, forming the lintel and doorway of its entrance, as well as the red granite columns in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

The Lighthouse of Alexandria that was part of the original Seven Wonders of the World is gone but it is cool to say you were where it once stood. The view of the Mediterranean is lovely but beware you must overlook the garbage. There are...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed January 8, 2019

The monument itself is not extra-ordinary but the views of the whole coastline is breathtaking. One can avoid the visit inside the fort but certainly spend sometime looking around and walking because the azure blue water just is very soothing. If time permits, than do...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Masood-Kheraluwala
Reviewed January 3, 2019

The lighthouse is gone, but the fort is beautiful and the view of the ocean is very nice. We took some photos around.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank boymomdfw
Reviewed December 14, 2018

Just to be clear, there is no lighthouse still standing; that was destroyed in the 15th century. Instead, there is a fort with walls that delineate the approximate foundation of the lighthouse. Still, it's interesting to see, if only for a short visit, to get...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dale W
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