Citadel of Qaitbay 3.5 rating

  Landmarks

The Citadel of Qaitbay is a 15th century fortress on the eastern end of the Pharos Island, on the same sight as the Lighthouse of Alexandria which was one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. It was built by the Mamluks on the Mediterranean coast to defend Alexandria from the Ottoman Turks. Today it houses a Maritime Museum which displays artifacts from the Roman and Napoleonic sea battles.

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About Citadel of Qaitbay

 As Sayalah Sharq, Qesm Al Gomrok, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

 +20 3-4809144

 http://sis.gov.eg

Citadel of Qaitbay and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Graeco-Roman Museum

Graeco-Roman Museum(2.8 km)
The Graeco-Roman Museum has a vast collection of 40,000 objects, mostly dating from the 3rd century BC to the 3rd century AD, that show the influence of Graeco-Roman culture on Egyptian society after Alexander the Great's conquest.

Alexandria Roman Theatre

Alexandria Roman Theatre(2.9 km)
The Kom Al-Dikka or Roman Amphitheatre in Alexandria dates back to the 2nd century AD, with typical Greco-Roman features.

Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque

Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque(0.9 km)
The Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque built in 1775 by the Algerians has the tomb of Andalusian Sufi saint el-Mursi Abul Abbas.

Tomb of the Unknown Naval Soldier

Tomb of the Unknown Naval Soldier(1.9 km)
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Mansheya is a neo-Classical monument honoring Egyptian military personnel who lost their lives at sea.

Ras el-Tin Palace

Ras el-Tin Palace(2.2 km)
The Ras el-Tin Palace on the Mediterranean coast of Alexandria was a royal palace that is now one of the official residences of the President of Egypt and part of a naval base.

National Institute For Oceanography & Fisheries

National Institute For Oceanography & Fisheries(0.2 km)
The National Institute For Oceanography & Fisheries has an aquarium and museum on marine life.

Attarine Mosque

Attarine Mosque(2.7 km)
Originally a church dedicated to Saint Athanasius built in 370 AD, it was converted into the Attarine Mosque following the Muslim conquest of Egypt.

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