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Fort Qaitbey

Closes in 28 min: 08:00 - 16:00
Open today: 08:00 - 16:00
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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 10 July 2018

This place was so very large with interesting rooms shooting off all over the place, it was erected on the sight of the famous lighthouse of Alexandria and is protected at the back by very rough seas and rocks.

Thank pamelasamson1
Reviewed 6 July 2018

At this place stood the magnificent light house of Alexandria which was the 7 wonders of the ancient world. it is dangerous to see the actual place which is on the edge of the sea. we hired a ferry to see from the place where...More

Thank arunbvkumar
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

It goes without saying that anyone would like to visit the site where the lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the ancient wonders of the world stood. Qaitbey is a Middle-Age Islamic fort and it really offers a lot to see. You will definitely enjoy the...More

Thank HebaEssam
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Pretty Merge of sea fresh air smell and history, art of architect, really I feel happy spending time, listen to the tour guide, I did not feel the time, at the end of the visit, I was happy, looking forward visit her again with my...More

Thank Emad E
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Is is one of the most places I live in the city Alexandria is the best city in the world Love you my city Take my kids their for the first time this winter It was amazing Loveeeeeeee

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

It was at this location where the old Lighthouse , one of the wonders of the ancient world stood. When this was destroyed in a earthquake, a mosque was built in the watch tower. When this also got destroyed in another major earthquake , the...More

Thank KCJena900
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Its an impressive building..its totally neglected and can be of more value than its current. Very crowded and not clean.

Thank Tamer K
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

This place is full of photogenic nooks an crannies with the structures, views of the city and views of the sea. I gave this place a low rating because I was followed by a police officer who kept trying to lead me to places out...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

All off us had a good time there. I would consider it a nice break for few hours to wander around and explore.

Thank raja008008
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Although heavily reconstructed, it is a nice place to spend an hour or so. The architecture is impressive and the fort was constructed where the famous Alexandria Pharo used to be (some of the lintel stones in the entrance might have been reused from the...More

Thank CuriousTraveler007
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Response from Rudireda | Reviewed this property |
No it's not free, but it's not too much to pay.
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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