Fort Qaitbey, Alexandria
Fort Qaitbey, Alexandria - Address, Ticket Price
Address: Alexandria, Egypt
Ticket Price: 15 EGP
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
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About Fort Qaitbey, Alexandria
An impressive, solid structure standing on the corner of Corniche, Fort Qaitbey enjoys enviable views of the Mediterranean. One wonders how the soldiers concentrated on being tough around such spectacular beauty! Even so, the thick walls and mighty cannons helped in their jobs of protecting this stout fort.
The adjoining museum and aquarium are worth a quick visit.
Fort Qaitbey Information
- 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.
How To reach Fort Qaitbey by Public Transport
- 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.
Restaurants Near Fort Qaitbey
- Sudoku Cafe
- Cook Door
- Talaat Pastry
- Bon Apetite
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Fort Qaitbey, Alexandria Reviews
Incredible place! Absolutely loved walking around this gorgeous old citadel! Definitely a highlight in an extraordinary trip to Egypt. Follow up with a bite at the Yacht Club next door! Perfect afternoon :)
Built over the ruins of the ancient legendary Alexandria lighthouse, this relatively modern 500 year-old fortress protected the city for centuries. Windows and foxholes, as well as sea level gun fortifications protected the sea approaches. The fortress complex includes recently discovered ruins of Roman era bathhouses. Must visit for the amount of history and sweeping views of Alexandria.
To be honest i don't think visiting citadel (or something similar) is my thing. So I can't really say i love this place but objectively this place is nice and amazing. I took some good photos from here which i consider few the best from my Egypt trip.
Nice place, but be careful with the locals in the port area. Actually you can visit the place with tourist guide, is safe. The oceanological institute is closed since 2013, but the ruins of the citadel is open.
They have great information about Alexander the great. This location is said to be where the Library of Alexandria was. Cute shops to look at, without the hankering.