I had been to this fort 11 years ago and had a guided tour provided by the facility. It was not crowded and there was a lot to see. This time when we went, it was extremely crowded with people and there were no guides...More
About Fort Qaitbey
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We went there several times and you just cannot get enough of this place. Whether walking in the castle or enjoying its beautiful location, it is an excellent visit. The street leading to the castle can be very crowded.
I was very lucky to have the opportunity to go to Egypt as a young Teacher many pounds ago. But enough of that. I was staying in Cairo and I heard about a day tour to Alexandria. Thankfully the Good Idea fairy hit me. So...More
Occupying a prominent position at one end of Alexandria's long waterfront, this fort occupies the site thought to have been that of the lighthouse of Pharos (one of the seven ancient Wonders Of The World). The fort is in very light, almost white, stonework. It's...More
Built with the stones of the ancient lighthouse of Alexandria with cedar wood intervals to give flexibility to the building. It was used to defend Alexandria and housed many soldiers. View of the link to the library across the bay.
Built on the foundation of the Alexandria Lighthouse, one of the ancient 7 wonders of the world, QuaitBay Fort is renovated recently. It uniquely sit on top of Pharos Island. It controls the Eastern Harbour and the only access to Alexandria.