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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 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 702catherines
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

Thank XerkUSA
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

If the city did more work and research, a lot of Greek / Roman sites from the Ptolemies era could be found under the concrete. A few kilometers from the corniche, a taxi will take you there for the outrageous price of 50LE while a...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Really worth the time to visit. It won't take long. The resting place of the dead for some time for inhabitants of the Egyptian part of Alexandria.

Thank Ripwalk
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Difficult to get to, definitely need a guide. Interesting history with the donkey and all. There is a statue of Marc Antony, ask your guide if they know where it is.

Thank Ashraf M
Reviewed 29 September 2017

The Catacombs are actually quite an interesting thing to see in Alexandria. The story behind how they discovered it is hilarious. A donkey got its leg stuck in the sand under which the catacombs were. While taking him out they discovered the catacombs !!! It...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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Response from fth0mps0n | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are open.
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