The site of the collapsed lighthouse

The site of the collapsed lighthouse

When Sultan Qaytbay came to Egypt, specifically Alexandria, he visited the site of the collapsed lighthouse and ordered that a huge military tower be built in its place, which is now known as the Qaitbay Castle. The construction of this cob was completed within two years from the date of the start of the work, and some historians say that the castle was built with some old lighthouse stones.



Citadel of Qaitbay


Citadel of Qaitbay


Citadel of Qaitbay


Citadel of Qaitbay


Citadel of Qaitbay


Citadel of Qaitbay


Citadel of Qaitbay


Citadel of Qaitbay


Citadel of Qaitbay


Citadel of Qaitbay


Citadel of Qaitbay


Citadel of Qaitbay


Citadel of Qaitbay


Citadel of Qaitbay


Citadel of Qaitbay



Egypt images – Islamic building – Alexandria monuments



City: Alexandria
Region: As Sayalah Sharq, Qesm Al Gomrok
Place: Citadel of Qaitbay
Date: 8-7-2022
Location: see on map