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Alexandria City Tour from Cairo Included Qaitbay Citadel, Pompay's Pillar and The Bibliotheca

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Day tour Visiting the Highlights of Alexandria: The Catacombs Alexandria library Roman Theater

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   8 hours

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...ar, the Alexandria National Museum, the Citadel of Qaitbay, and Pompey's Pillar. Discover the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, t...

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Alexandria Private Full-Day Tour from Cairo

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Explore the historic port town of Alexandria on a full-day private trip from Cairo and visit the major attractions, incl...

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Shore Excursion: Alexandria City Tour from Alexandria Port

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Rosetta Full-Day Tour from Alexandria

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Alexandria Tour from Cairo

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Visit Alexandria's sights: the Roman Catacombs, Pompay Pillar, Roman theater, Qaitbay Citadel, and new Alexandria Librar...

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Alexandria: 6-Hour City Tour with Entrance Fees & Lunch

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Private Full Day Tour to Alexandria From Cairo

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Alexandria Full-Day Tour from Cairo

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Alexandria: Private Full-Day Shore Excursion with Lunch

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... Shoqafa, Pompey’s Pillar, the Citadel of Qaitbay, the reconstructed Alexandria library, the Montazah Gardens, and more.

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Private Rosetta Day tour from Alexandria With Guide

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Citadel of Qaitbay, Alexandria

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.

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

 sis.gov.eg

Citadel of Qaitbay and Nearby Sights on Map

National Institute For Oceanography & Fisheries

The National Institute For Oceanography & Fisheries has an aquarium and museum on marine life

Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque

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

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

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

Bibliotheca Alexandrina

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina commemorates the ancient Library of Alexandria as a major library and cultural centre on the Mediterranean coast

Attarine Mosque

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

Graeco-Roman Museum

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

The Kom Al-Dikka or Roman Amphitheatre in Alexandria dates back to the 2nd century AD, with typical Greco-Roman features

Pompey's Pillar

Pompey's Pillar is a monolithic column built in 297 AD to commemorate the victory of Roman emperor Diocletian over an Alexandrian revolt, after which he exempted them from paying taxes that year

Alexandria National Museum

The Alexandria National Museum has 3 floors of exhibits on the history of Alexandria in Al-Saad Bassili Pasha Palace, an elegant Italianate mansion