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An ancient circular staircase leads down into these tombs that were tunneled into the bedrock during the age of the Antonine emporers (2nd century AD).
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Mohmad said Al halawane | Mohmad said Al halawane, Alexandria 21599, Egypt
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was an "added-in" side trip on our tour, but it was VERY GOOD. Interesting and worth the stop! Be aware that there are stairs to access the catecomb.

Thank coraltravels
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was a little disappointed here after having read about it. I was not allowed to take pictures, yet pictures via phone were allowed, so I did get some. The site itself was still worth my time. The place reeks of historical significance and some...More

Thank Terry M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is consisting enormous history inside it, so better go with Guide. Most of the attractions in Egypt are worth visiting with Guide. Photography is not allowed inside!

Thank vivek s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an unique place where the coffin of dead bodies kept down under the soil. The rounded stairs 99 in number after which you will reach at the bottom of the well where you can see where they kept the dead bodies of the...More

Thank DebasisC28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was not in the itinerary but we had some time to spare so went there, the mixture of the Christian and the Egyptian art as it best, amazing place.

Thank angela p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In our opinion, these will become the number 1 or 2 attraction in Alex. Restoration is continuing and the site is being developed. You go down into the ground and as extra levels and rooms are excavated it will become more and more impressive. We...More

Thank Ali921
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice collection of ruined tombs. The highlight is 3 to 4 stories done catacomb. The pictures of the carvings on the walls are the only reason to go down there. Go at the beginning of the day to avoid crowds and humidity....More

Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You need to find a well informed guide to explain all about the catacombs. It is not well kept and needs signs, brochures, maybe a whole new approach to make it more interesting as the story behind them is fascinating yet it needs lots of...More

1  Thank MarlineKhalil
Reviewed 17 October 2018

This site was a burial site for 600 years (until about 600 AD) and is fascinating to see. In addition to the original noble tombs, it became a public burial site--there are traces of paintings of Egyptian and Roman religious figures, and a reconstruction of...More

Thank cookpias
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

I did not expect to see such intricate architecture 30 meters underground... The place is a nice mixture of 3 civilisations; pharonic, roman, amd coptic..... However, a good tour guid (or a good read before you visit the place!) is required to understand the beauty...More

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Tanzontoast72
7 October 2018|
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Response from MarkT25_UK | Reviewed this property |
No, it's not free. I'm afraid I can't remember how much the entry is but not a lot.
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nijma
18 March 2018|
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Response from Henry D | Reviewed this property |
The site is not that impressive if you are looking it compared to other sites in Egypt. The reason to see it is because it is one of the best sites of its kind, so you see it to have seen it and to be able to put other... More
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