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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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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

We booked a day trip to Alexandria as our flight landed early on our first day in Egypt, and these catacombs were by far our favourite thing we saw in the city. The carvings on the wall are incredible. Definitely recommend it if you're in...More

Thank DesNewman
Reviewed 27 November 2017

It is a poorly maintained burial site for the nobles which has nothing spectacular about it except for some artifacts lying outside.

Thank AshokM726
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Discovered by accident by a donkey herd, this vast underground tomb complex built by ancient Romans is a must visit in Alexandria. The ornate tombs for the nobles, the steep staircase and the tombs carved into the bedrock is remarkable. The entire place is presently...More

Thank selvakumar2015
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

I never heard of these catacombs before my guide took us here. But I absolutely loved them. The sculptures in the tomb were stunning! Worth a visit for sure!

Thank Steve N
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

You want believe it till you see it.. mixture of history. Don’t go without a guide. No camera is allowed.

Thank Salim A
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Really good to see. Just add it as part of a city tour as it is quite a small site. I found it interesting, but was disappointed you are not allowed to take photos....

Thank Robyn B
Reviewed 2 November 2017

The pillars are still intact and décor on the wall as well. But not able to control the waters around the area.

Thank fth0mps0n
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Having tried a few years ago to find the place on our own we gave up. We hired a driver this time to get there through the tiny streets, which was interesting in itself. Much improvement in the 20odd years since we last visited, and...More

Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 26 October 2017

The Catacombs of Kom El Shuqafa are reached through a spiral staircase encircling a shaft down which the bodies of the deceased were lowered. This staircase leads to a large central shaft that mainly functioned both for transporting the dead bodies to their graves and...More

Thank Ahmed H
Reviewed 25 October 2017

You walk down a bit to get into the catacombs. You can't take pictures. It was nice to get out of the heat and even though I'm a bit claustrophobic, there is a shaft of light most of the time there so I had no...More

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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.
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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Response from fth0mps0n | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are open.