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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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All reviews mediterranean sea greek club ancient world nice historical place eastern harbour an aquarium boat ride seven wonders light house worth a visit couple of hours alexandria city sea view nice view amazing place entrance fee pharos
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

Climb the fort and have some beautiful 360 degree view of the Mediterranean sea. When we visited, there was local holiday and so lots of crowd but we enjoyed the fort view with the local population. Fort is in good shape and just take the...More

Date of experience: May 2013
1  Thank Suganthi M
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Lovely area to have good day walking around, the fort is well maintained and the areas around also. Many outside vendors to buy from ice cream to souvenirs; in the night is a bit more loudly as more people come here to enjoy the good...More

Date of experience: April 2013
1  Thank marakucha143
Reviewed 27 May 2013

Trying to be positive - the fort looks/is very much restored, so much so that it looks new not historical. Not really much to see but more a pleasant walk within its environs and some good views of the city and corniche stretching around the...More

Date of experience: May 2013
Thank tony1834
Reviewed 17 May 2013

What I like most about the Fort is that it looks like it was painted yesterday. It looks so clean and is spectacular during sunset, too. There's always a nice breeze around here and I enjoy to just go sit and do people watching.

Date of experience: October 2012
Thank Wandering_Bushman
Reviewed 10 May 2013

During our tour of Alexandria, the bus stopped at the recently refurbished 15th century Qait Bey Fort on the Mediterranean Sea. This area was considerably cleaner than places that we passed by. The fort was built on the original site of the Pharos Lighthouse, one...More

Date of experience: November 2012
Thank sandyB56
Reviewed 7 May 2013

The place is awesome with lots of history but the only problem with it are people who pose as tour guides & offer made up historical info, annoying people trying to sell you cheap souvenirs for way too much money ..

Date of experience: March 2013
2  Thank HarouniEG
Reviewed 3 May 2013

Its at a very nice location but there isnt much to see except for the sea. Light house is nearby but cant go there.

Date of experience: April 2013
2  Thank PoojaKhare
Reviewed 10 April 2013 via mobile

Well once you have got past all the young couples there is some very nice areas. Some great arty photos to be had look through the openings. Lots of guards trying to swop Euros for money. They claim one stone is from the old lighthouse....More

Date of experience: April 2013
1  Thank RobE_AdamD
Reviewed 22 March 2013

I thought that if I could built such a fort for my self. awesome. a person must visit that place and to see those wonderful thing that they have build

Date of experience: January 2013
Thank prasange
Reviewed 17 March 2013

The Citadel of Qaitbay is on Pharos Island around the Eastern Habour along the Med Sea coast. This is my favourite place in Alexandria rich with Islamic History. The castle is well preserved and the Hallway of the Citadel is nice. A good walk along...More

Date of experience: March 2013
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Response from shahanaraq | Reviewed this property |
don't remember exactly how much.
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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 .
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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