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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
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+20 122 244 5141
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Used to be a great and clean place to visit , somehow the ministry of tourism has distorted the place , completely unclean , they closed the parking and street coffee shops making the place fully unclean Such a great place is is badly managed...More

Thank Ahmed h
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this place as a part of our Alexandria city tour.We had left Cairo early morning in a car and this was our last stop of the day.The visit was worth it though it takes one to do lot of walking around. The citadel...More

Thank raghu67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the fort when we were in Alexandria and totally recommend it. It's not a big building, but a very beautiful one with lots of history. The view is also super. The fort can easily reached by local Mini bus or taxi, as it's...More

Thank Nina R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and Alexandria. We just sat and soaked in the sun.

Thank Iris G
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 kc j
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Nada E
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 .
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retireeVancouver
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
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