Fort Qaitbey

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  • Address: Alexandria, Egypt
  • 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.

  • 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.

Open Everyday: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm

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

  • 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.

  • Sudoku Cafe
  • Cook Door
  • Talaat Pastry
  • Bon Apetite

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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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  • 79.81% 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
  • Magnificent medieval sea-shore monument. Its beauty can't be expressed. It was a privilege to watch this great place, especially, inside the palace. Air passage, staircase, prayer room, tiny bed rooms all amazing. Watching the Mediterranean sea and its high tide through the wall window standing inside the citadel was an unforgettable experience.

  • Really Amazing place. The sea makes it serene and has a calming effect on someone. Regardless of having been a fortress in ancient times for safety, it still makes one feel safe. One is amazed by the amount of thickness the walls have. This was truly a mighty fortress.

  • This place in Alexandria is amazing. You can see it from far away because was built in a kind of Marina near the fishing area. Is like a small fairy tale castle. Alexandria is amazing mix between old and new buildings.

  • A beautiful site that is unfortunately abused by graffiti. However it's kept (thankfully) clean and litter free. If you have ever been to Turkey you will immediately identify the Turkish brilliance in design and style

  • This place is a forgotten treasure. Needs alot of work from the government side to shine again. was lucky to capture lots of good photos in there. Enjoyed the view and the atmosphere the most.

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