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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).
Mohmad said Al halawane | Mohmad said Al halawane, Alexandria 21599, Egypt
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Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Day 2: We were met by Shahinaz in the hotel lobby, and Magady drove us to Alexandria. The catacombs are situated in an old built up area through some back streets. Once again the tourism and antiquities police were on duty inspecting all vehicles. They...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank JohnandMichelle87
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Very interesting to see how a family burial place got larger and larger to accomodate many hundreds of corpses. Beautiful gattering place for the family of the deceased. Nice to see. A smal fee.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank cw f
Reviewed 13 July 2018

A must see in Alexandria, this rock cut underground burial ground is unlike the other catacombs found in Egypt. Considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages, the Catacomb of Kom el Shoqafa meaning “Moulds of Shards” is believed to have been...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank raghu67
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The catacombs are hidden within a residential neighbourhood. They give the visitor an Indiana Jones feel, Great place, worth digging for

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Mamdouh S
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We took an Uber to the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa which wasn't the best idea. Getting there isn't easy. The single-lane streets are narrow, winding, and full of pedestrians, and our driver got stuck a few times and needed to back-track and find another...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JocelynBly
Reviewed 6 July 2018

It is an interesting tomb where the Egyptians are dressed as Greek and Romans. This feature can be seen at the valley of the Kings where Alexander wanted to impress the Egyptians that he is also a descendant of the pharaoh and taking instructions from...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank arunbvkumar
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Really interesting site and well worth a visit. Anywhere that you access down a winding and uneven stone staircase is always exciting but the floor is uneven and the steps a little slippery in places, so be careful too and make sure you take a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MarkT25_UK
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Read some of the history before visit this place... incredible architecture and still developing new areas of discovering.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Diafricana
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is one of the places our local guide took us while in Alexandria. As other reviews report, no photos are allowed in the catacombs. You can take photos from the outside, but they ask you don't take any inside. Again, as some of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sar_Bear17
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Compared to the rest of the places in Egypt it pales in comparison. Is it interesting yes and cool to see yes since you are in Egypt. Drive was longer from Cairo so if I went back definitely would not make trip again. But in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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7 December 2018|
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Response from Diafricana | Reviewed this property |
The catacombs shouldn't take more than one hour. And yes, you pay a fee that is not much... Cant remember exactly how much it was... We went with family and friends and didn't walk to Pompey's Pillar, but definitely enjoy... More
7 December 2018|
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Response from MarkT25_UK | Reviewed this property |
An hour should be more than enough for the catacombs, depending on how long you have to queue (you'll probably only be inside for 20 mins, 30 at most). I didn't go directly between them and Pompey’s Pillar but I don't think... More
7 October 2018|
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Response from MarlineKhalil | Reviewed this property |
a couple of hours is a good time. Actually don't remember how far it is from the catacombs as we had a car then..sorry can't tell if it is a walking distance or not