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Fort Qaitbey

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Address: N 31. 21372 E 29. 88545, Alexandria, Egypt
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Resembling an imposing castle fortress, this citadel was built in the 1480s...

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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Fort Qaitbey was built on the site of the ancient Pharos Lighthouse and has a great view of the harbour. I had visited Fort Qaitbey as part of my day tour to Alexandria from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to visit, outside is dirty, traffic is bad, people try to sell you stuff everywhere, but inside is nice, anyway recommended

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very beautiful historical Citadel, it is very nice when you have tour inside reminding you with the history and the wars in the past, I recommend everyone to visit it , it is really amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort Qaitbey was built on the site of the ancient Pharos Lighthouse and has a great view of the harbour. I had visited Fort Qaitbey as part of my day tour to Alexandria from Cairo with a private guide. Expect to pass by several vendors on your way to the entrance of the fort. There isn’t much inside the fort... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A really beautiful place you don't wanna miss it .Visit it with your family, friends or any kind of fellowship you have . Enjoy it 😉

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

some people consider it a good opportunity for external photos, and for seeing the city line of Alexandria...besides that there isn't much to see inside...the only problem is that it's extremely crowded on Friday.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went there in the evening. the weather was not very good that day. loved the turbulent sea from the roof top. a huge building with lots of history. You will feel like walking through the pages of history.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place, but unfortunately not what you would expect. If you are an Egyptian you will know how to handle it, but make sure not to look too much like a tourist (like I did) and carry only what you need. The balloon and sweets sellers will give your kids stuff to put you on the spot with them, but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fort Qaitbey: This is Alexandria’s no.1 tourist attraction & icon of the city. Sitting at the edge of the Mediterranean sea,it offers truly spectacular views up & down the coast as well as looking across the harbor toward the city. Walk the l- o- n- g shore front Corniche road heading west, you’ll finally arrive at the Citadel of Qaitbay.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the oldest fort in Alexandria , which has certain visiting hours . The fort is like any other fort but a very simple and huge in size . Would take you a couple of hours to visit and very limited parking space .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have good view and you should take a lot of photos and they have outside the castle gifts and Souvenirs for you and your family or friends I just had fun

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