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“Interesting spot” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fort Qaitbey

Fort Qaitbey
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$36.00*
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Private Guided Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo
Ranked #3 of 74 things to do in Alexandria
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Owner description: 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.
Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Interesting spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

Lovely area to have good day walking around, the fort is well maintained and the areas around also. Many outside vendors to buy from ice cream to souvenirs; in the night is a bit more loudly as more people come here to enjoy the good air in the night. The view is magnificent and the Egyptians are very cordial.

Visited April 2013
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Preston,England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good for views.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

Trying to be positive - the fort looks/is very much restored, so much so that it looks new not historical. Not really much to see but more a pleasant walk within its environs and some good views of the city and corniche stretching around the bay, plus some respite from the vendors outside! Just about worth a visit.

Visited May 2013
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice spot in Alex”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

What I like most about the Fort is that it looks like it was painted yesterday. It looks so clean and is spectacular during sunset, too. There's always a nice breeze around here and I enjoy to just go sit and do people watching.

Visited October 2012
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Arvada, Colorado
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138 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Photo Op for Pictures of Coastline”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

During our tour of Alexandria, the bus stopped at the recently refurbished 15th century Qait Bey Fort on the Mediterranean Sea. This area was considerably cleaner than places that we passed by. The fort was built on the original site of the Pharos Lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Disappointingly, it was not open to the public.

Our stop was brief. Just a few moments take pictures. There wasn't anything to do other than take a few pictures and be hounded by people trying to sell us cheap souvenirs.

Visited November 2012
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Alexandria, Egypt
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great History, Avoid Fake Tour Guides”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

The place is awesome with lots of history but the only problem with it are people who pose as tour guides & offer made up historical info, annoying people trying to sell you cheap souvenirs for way too much money ..

Visited March 2013
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