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Fort Qaitbey

88545 N 31. 21372 E 29., Alexandria 21599, Egypt
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88545 N 31. 21372 E 29., Alexandria 21599, Egypt
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Reviewed yesterday

Great views, history and architecture. This Fort is a significant part of the history of Egypt-- not as old as the Pyramids but you appreciate it!

Thank Jack L
Reviewed 1 week ago

it must be historical place with many Facilities and tour guides to make u got in the mood of these events and history but their is none. it need more attention especially from sellers around it. Not recommended to visit it until situation got more...More

Thank ahmed_hossny
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the location of one of the ancient 7 wonders of the world, the lighthouse of alexandria. When it went down due to an earthquack, later its stone where used to build this fortefication. Nice to pass by. I prefer you have a local...More

Thank kmaarouf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this place two times, in June and September 2016! First time we go inside the Fort, it was nice and interest. Second time we went with small boat to the see and looked at the Fort from another side. I just want to...More

Thank Marinka G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fort was in great condition and well presented. Definitely a highlight of my time in Alexandria. Only complaint is foreigners pay triple price.

Thank WorldTravelChef
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After having lunch across the harbor at the Fish Market we could see Fort Qaitbey in the distance. It was a short commute to get there and the fort is very impressive. It is build on the exact site of the Pharos Lighthouse of Alexandria....More

1  Thank Salty0847
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Set on the mouth of the harbour on the site of an ancient lighthouse this is a nice place for a stroll. It is worth climbing to the higher floors for the views and also going below ground to see the ancient cannons. This is...More

Thank Caz C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice trip to visit the fort and the surrounding area with various vendors of souvenirs. You need to read about the fort Before going because there are not much information written on the signs there and i am not sure about the availability of a...More

Thank NohaSIsmail
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we didn't end up going inside but it was fun to go see it from outside. its a beautiful view of the sea, where you see small boats parked. its magical during sunset

Thank soodprashant
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not have the opportunity to enter the Fort but it looks magical from the outside with people around the fort. It is a great relaxation point.

1  Thank Jansen771111
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I was thinking of walking from the port of Alexandria where our cruise ship will be docked to Fort Qaitbey. Is there a sidewalk to walk on between these 2 points? Google just shows a roadway. We would be free to do this walk in the afternoon. Would my husband and I feel safe walking on our own between these 2 points? Would we need to show visa papers, passport at the customs when we leave/enter the port area? Thanks for more detailed info on how to get here.
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
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2 March 2015|
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Response from ToMScotland | Reviewed this property |
1. Assuan, Dahab and diving in the Red Sea, Hibiscus tea, coffee, Beduins 2. This depends on the area, relaxing for Dahab and Assuan, hectic, unfriendly and full of security tensions in Cairo, a "how to best fleece the... More