Fort Qaitbey

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  • Address: Alexandria, Egypt
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  • Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 15 EGP
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: View Point, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Fort

Have a sneak-peek into Egyptian history and architecture beyond the mighty pyramids when you visit the Citadel of Qaitbay. It is a 215th century defensive fortress that is built on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in Alexandria. It was built on the location of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, that was considered to be one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World, which was destroyed by an earthquake in the 14th century. In 1952, the Citadel was converted into a Maritime Museum. It is open for visitors daily until 4 p.m. Don’t miss visiting the adjoining aquarium that has exhibits of fossilized marine animals and fish.

Fort Qaitbey Travel Tips

  • The tour guides around the fort can be quite a menace in their persistence to get you to hire them. If you prefer a guide, look for one with credentials and language skills.

Fort Qaitbey Hours

Open Everyday: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Preferred Everyday: 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm

How to Reach Fort Qaitbey

  • From Midan Ramla, it’s a 30 to 45 minute walk along the Corniche. Otherwise, take yellow tram 15 from Midan Ramla or flag down any of the microbuses barrelling along the Corniche. A taxi should cost E£5.

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  • Cook Door
  • Talaat Pastry
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  • Fort Qaitbey Address: Alexandria, Egypt
  • Fort Qaitbey Timing: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Fort Qaitbey Price: 15 EGP
  • Best time to visit Fort Qaitbey(preferred time): 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Fort Qaitbey: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 67.27% of people who visit Alexandria include Fort Qaitbey in their plan

  • 72% of people start their Fort Qaitbey visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Fort Qaitbey

Monday, Thursday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fort Qaitbey

People normally club together Anfushi Tombs and St Mark's Pro Cathedral while planning their visit to Fort Qaitbey.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • What is the ticket price of catadel qaibey for adults and child and also arw there any regualtions regarding clothes

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  • What is the cost of Entry Ticket for Fort Qaitbay

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    • If you are an Egyptian citizen or student, then the entrance ticket is priced at 20 EGP and 5 EGP respectively. If you are a foreigner or a foreign student then the price is 60 EGp and 30 EGP respectively.  

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