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Fort Qaitbey

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Resembling an imposing castle fortress, this citadel was built in the 1480s by Sultan Qaitbey on the site of the Pharos Lighthouse, to protect the city from the crusaders who used to attack the city by sea.
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29 88545 N 31. 21372 E, Alexandria 21599, Egypt
+20 122 244 5141
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Reviewed yesterday

This fort is a reconstruction on the site of the historic Pharos lighthouse. It was originally built in the 1500's, and destroyed in the 1800's. The view and the setting is pretty--there is nothing to see inside the building.

Thank cookpias
Reviewed 4 days ago

The ancient Alexandria Lighthouse was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The fort is interesting architecturally, on a great location but not much else to see.

Thank Jastogo
Reviewed 6 days ago

This fort is near the beach! It built in the same place where there was the ancient lighthouse.I think that this place and its landscape are breath-taking! If you go to Alexandria you have to visit it!

Thank Valentina M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place with beautiful history, you can take great photos out there, the view of the fort and the sea is amazing. The place needs more attention from the management as you can smell as see that some people are using some areas inside the...More

Thank Hany W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My trip in Alexandria included unforgettable visit to the fort of qaitbey . This place is a must during visiting Alexandria

Thank Curious819704
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there for 2 times, my last visit was on October 2018. nothing but walking around the sea, you can have drinks and site if you want. he citadel itself is good. the most topic that was good is the aquarium near it, you...More

Thank KiRoLLoS N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The remains of the structure holding the light house... great ancient building with a breath taking view of the Mediterranean Sea

Thank Diafricana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most important historic place in Alexandria ...the area arround it is very crowded in summer.prefer to visit at any other time except summer . Lot of resturants and cafes are arround

Thank HassanElgany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visiting the Citadel was worth the trek there. The history of the place was very interesting and to be up close and look around was a good opportunity.

Thank Pattyg1251
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the highlights of Alexandria and we liked it very much in here. Nice arhitecture and great views.

Thank stefanprisacariu
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Nada E
11 September 2017|
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Response from David L | Reviewed this property |
I would ask at your Hotel and see if you can get a deal. They usually know the ins & outs .
15 March 2015|
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Response from maabdou2000 |
Hi, No there is no a sidwalk, you need to take Uber or taxi, I would recommend Uber. Walking day or night of course is not safe, there high level of crimes these days in Egypt due to falling Economy. Cruise passengers, no... More