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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 2 days ago

We went to explore the place by our own. It was very clean, inviting and memorable visit. You have to climb steep stairs to reach different levels until you see the beautiful sea and city. Staff is courteous and friendly.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kuhn H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The castle looks like it was constructed yesterday. The views of the Med are amazing. Take a guide if you can

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Victor K
Reviewed 3 days ago

a very old fort that you must see if visiting Alexandria, make sure to take your time visiting all ares within and don't forget to take pictures in front of the beach للسواح العرب احضروا جوازات السفر لان سعر البطاقة للاجانب هي اضغاف اابطاقة للمواطن...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank raniamoussa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the place, the design, the illustration charts on the walls explaining the history of the place and the location

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 399aliam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This fort that looks like a castle is a worthwhile experience while visiting Alexandria. Make sure you walk around the perimeter to f the fort to experience all the views. Inside is also beautiful but it was so crowded when we went.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jeannie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Standing firm against the Mediterranean Sea the citadel is standing on the site of Lighthouse of Alexandria. A beautiful structure along the harbor, this is a must visit in Alexandria. There is an aquarium museum just in front of fort. The walkway leading to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank moinulbb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Citadel stands firm against the Mediterranean which crashes ceaselessly against the rocks below. It’s a stark and powerful place. Admission is cheap and your visit can be self-guiding. You will find the occasional person looking for a handout, but also armed security. As a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TomEnglishATL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the beautiful places in Alexandria. Must see. I only wish the government work on making the place a bit cleaner.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AymanPhD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

after a long and nerve breaking car ride from Cairo to Alexandria which took full four hours and a foggy weather we finally arrived at a much cleaner city than the capital . our first stop was this fort well kept and very clean.it seems...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Yoav K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a breathtaking scenery and a throwback to the XV century. Just needs a bit of organization but other than that all was great.

Date of experience: January 2019
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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