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“Located on the site of the ancient Alexandria Lighthouse”
Review of Fort Qaitbey

Fort Qaitbey
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City of Greco-Roman Landmarks - Alexandria From...
Ranked #4 of 53 things to do in Alexandria
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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 14 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jastogo
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"mediterranean sea"
in 51 reviews
"greek club"
in 11 reviews
"ancient world"
in 22 reviews
"nice historical place"
in 7 reviews
"eastern harbour"
in 8 reviews
"seven wonders"
in 16 reviews
"light house"
in 14 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 21 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 7 reviews
"alexandria city"
in 6 reviews
"nice view"
in 8 reviews
"sea view"
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"amazing place"
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"pharos"
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"site"
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"defense"
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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!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Valentina M
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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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 239hanyw
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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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank brilliance-travel1
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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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KiRoLLoS N
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