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“Beautiful Fort!”
Review of Fort Qaitbey

Fort Qaitbey
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US$30.00*
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Private Guided Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo
Ranked #4 of 53 things to do in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 12 October 2018

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
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"mediterranean sea"
in 43 reviews
"greek club"
in 10 reviews
"ancient world"
in 21 reviews
"nice historical place"
in 7 reviews
"eastern harbour"
in 7 reviews
"seven wonders"
in 15 reviews
"light house"
in 13 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 19 reviews
"alexandria city"
in 6 reviews
"nice view"
in 7 reviews
"sea view"
in 9 reviews
"amazing place"
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"pharos"
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"site"
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"sultan"
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"defense"
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"offensive"
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 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 fort as a washroom which makes it very dirty. But overall the experience was really good

Thank Hany W
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Curious819704
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

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 will see some rare species of sea creatures, my last visit to this was on summer 2012.

Thank KiRoLLoS N
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

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

Thank Diafricana
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