Fort Qaitbey, Alexandria

An impressive example of medieval military architecture, Fort Qaitbey overlooks the city's harbor. Built in the 1480s, the fortress was designed to provide protection from crusaders arriving by sea--today it offers extensive views of the Mediterranean and the city it was built to defend. The fort allegedly stands on the site of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the now-gone Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Before you head to Alexandria, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Alexandria road trip planning app , to make sure you see all that Alexandria has to offer, including Fort Qaitbey.
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  • The location is beautiful and there are many buzzes there combining the popularity, past and present is a crowded and fun area make it on your schedule in the trip. Go to her morning and evening trip because the feeling is different all the time.
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  • The Citadel of Qaitbay (or the Fort of Qaitbay) (Arabic: قلعة قايتباي‎) is a 15th-century defensive fortress located on the Mediterranean sea coast, in Alexandria, Egypt. It was established in 1477 AD...  more »
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