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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 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
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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
Thank lukeloran
Reviewed 30 May 2018

I visited this place the same day I visited Pompey's Pillar, An excellent visit. tourist police will search your bag and if you have a camera they will insist you leave it at the ticket office. no photos Entrance Free EGP 60

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank tharindudarsh
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Even though this is nothing compared to other historical burial sites Egypt has to offer, it is very interesting to visit to view the typical Alexandrian-style decoration showing an odd synthesis of ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman funerary iconography

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

I had read about this place and really enjoyed visiting it, sadly, no photos, unless of course you have an I Phone...Overall, the site is small and undergoing some renovation work in these days. The main catacomb is like walking down a stairway that circles...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Not many locals know abt this place. Is amazing but unfortunately they let u go inside alone with no guide or anything. Feel free to take pics coz the place is amazing So well preserved, u can see amazing things Deserves a first thing to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

You can definately see the Greek influences coming in to these attractions. It was good to see and a hard act to follow after the pyramids.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DMandTM
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Impressive sturucture. Worth visiting. A short distance from several other attractions such as Bibliotheca Alexandria.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Factfinder90
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Discovered when a donkey fell into a well. Down a spiral staircase (take a flashlight!) to see this tomb originally built for a wealthy family. There were over 300 mummies buried here. Once your eyes adjust you will see a style that is pure Alexandrian-...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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beaglefiend
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
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beaglefiend
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
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Tanzontoast72
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
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