Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, Alexandria

#2 of 17 in Historic Sites in Alexandria
Must see · Ruin · Tourist Spot
Wander the somber halls of Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, a set of underground chambers that house the tombs of ancient Romans, some dating back to the 2nd century. You'll need to descend a long spiral staircase to enter the catacombs featuring a distinct blend of Greek, Roman, and Egyptian styles of architecture and decor, with statues and inscriptions portraying deities from all three cultures. Plan your Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa visit and explore what else you can see and do in Alexandria using our Alexandria tour itinerary planner.
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  • Wow wow wow! Shouldn’t be missed by any means. Let me start then, first thing to consider is how to go. It’s located in a very busy area or at least the road to it isn’t an easy one! But it is worth.....  more »
  • An incredible visit. Can't imagine it was built thousands of years ago. The catacombs were very well preserved.  more »
  • This place in Alexandria, the drive was too long, can avoid this place if you don't have much time and be in luxur. Part from that the place was very good, this place came to the notice when a donkey fell into the well. You need a guide to go down the place for the explanation, there are many burial chambers, well constructed within a very small place. The technology they used to bring the dead body is amazing. There is dinning area where the relatives bring their food in earthenware and eat and talk loudly so that the dead loved once could hear, after eating its mandatory yo break the pot before leaving. Good stories. Photo are not allowed, if you have to click need to click without flash ( couldn't resist sorry Egypt 🙏)
  • DISCLAIMER: You are not allowed to take photos(but I couldn't resist :') ) If you are going to take photos at least take it without flash... Anyways, this place has a creepy ambience but I really enjoyed its eeriness and history. ALSO! watch out for the roaches XD
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