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“Alexandria's sea breeze”
Review of Fort Qaitbey

Fort Qaitbey
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Private Guided Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo
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US$87.00*
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Full Day Tour to Alexandria from Giza
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Day-Trip to Alexandria from Cairo by Car including Lunch
Ranked #3 of 74 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 5 September 2013

Take a great walk while enjoying Alexandria's sea breeze! It is also one of Alexandria's oldest historical places so enjoy learning more about Alex.

1  Thank Nbadawi
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

gorgeous building, I wish we could have gone into it, but our guide told us there's nothing worth seeing inside. Instead we dodged hawkers on the pier, but enjoyed watching the young Alexandrian boys swimming in the small harbor.

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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 local service taxi and reaching there is also easy.

1  Thank Suganthi M
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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 air in the night. The view is magnificent and the Egyptians are very cordial.

1  Thank marakucha143
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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 bay, plus some respite from the vendors outside! Just about worth a visit.

Thank tony1834
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