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Fort Qaitbey
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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 9 October 2013

The fortress is beautiful,they used to have a caveteria on the roof top in the summer nights,if it's still working,don't miss visiting it :)

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Reviewed 26 September 2013

This is the epitomy of a sand castle, but it's real. Breathtaking architecture on the sea front. Not much to see inside, except to visualize the enormous task it would have been to guard this important sea port. The adjacent pier is a beehive of activity, including vendors, cyclists, motorcyclists and horseback riders. A picturesques spot.

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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.

Thank aisaac
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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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