Citadel of Qaitbay

Citadel of Qaitbay

Citadel of Qaitbay is located in the city of Alexandria at the end of the island of Pharos in the west of the city, and the castle was erected in the same place as the ancient lighthouse of Alexandria.


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Closer pictures of the mosque

Closer pictures of the mosque

On this page, we present you with closer pictures of the mosque, showing all the details of the building and the original Islamic architectural style. And how Islamic architecture was characterized by the ...
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The catacombs below the castle

The catacombs below the castle

Various pictures from inside the catacombs located below the Qaitbay Citadel, a bone-stone building, and wonderful views that surpass what the most skilled architects build. Do not miss visiting this place to enjoy ...
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Huge stone staircase

Huge stone staircase

Evidence of the strength of the health of the soldiers who lived in this building is the huge stone staircase that is difficult to use, which indicates that the one who used it ...
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The mosque inside the castle

The mosque inside the castle

One of the beautiful things that you will see on your visit is the mosque inside the castle and its beautiful colored floor made of marble cut and installed with the utmost precision ...
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The architect of the Citadel

The architect of the Citadel

Qaghamis al-Ishaqi is the engineer who built and built the Qaitbay Citadel in Alexandria. He was living in Damascus before arriving in Egypt where he was a Mamluk. Subh is building edifices and ...
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The Citadel continued to function

The Citadel continued to function

In the city of Alexandria, the citadel continued to function and was open to the military during most of the Mamluk period, when the Mamluks ruled Egypt and a large part of the ...
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Citadel of Qaitbay history

Citadel of Qaitbay history

Every archaeological place in the world has a history and a story. And to know Citadel of Qaitbay history. You have to go to Egypt and travel to Alexandria, and you will find ...
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consists of three floors

consists of three floors

The castle consists of three floors that take the same geometrical spatial shape, and in its four corners there are towers in the form of a semi-circle, and at the end of each ...
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includes defensive towers

includes defensive towers

The most important thing in this military and defensive building is the outer wall of the castle, which includes on its four sides huge defensive towers, which are high until they reach the ...
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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 ...
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built by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-Din Qa'it Bay

built by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-Din Qa’it Bay

The walls of this building are divided into an internal and an external wall. built by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-Din Qa'it Bay The first wall, which is the inner one, includes the places ...
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wide-walled one that surrounds

wide-walled one that surrounds

The first wall surrounding the castle is the outer, wide-walled one that surrounds each building of the castle from all four sides to include protection for the entire place. The eastern side of ...
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In the great city of Alexandria

In the great city of Alexandria

In the great city of Alexandria, which is more than three thousand years old, the Qaitbay Citadel was built on an area of 17,550 meters. First, the outer walls of the fortress and ...
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Castle Square and Entrance Cannons

Castle Square and Entrance Cannons

The first thing that meets you when you enter this historical place is the castle square and the entrance cannons, and you will see the grandeur and enormity of this building. Charm and ...
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It was built from 1477 to 1479 AD

It was built from 1477 to 1479 AD

The building designed for this castle came in the form of a square with an area of 150 meters in width by 130 meters in length It was built from 1477 to 1479 ...
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The citadel of qaitbay is important

The citadel of qaitbay is important

The citadel of qaitbay is important Because it is considered one of the oldest Islamic monuments in the world and maintains its good condition, and visitors can move inside it and see how ...
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The castle from the inside

The castle from the inside

Watch this castle from the inside and imagine how difficult this huge building is and how big and spacious it is from the inside. Remember that this place used to house hundreds of ...
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fortify the city of Alexandria

fortify the city of Alexandria

This fortress was built on the maritime border next to the eastern port to fortify the city of Alexandria and protect it from war campaigns coming from the north and any enemy coming ...
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see What inside the citadel of qaitbay

See what inside the citadel of Qaitbay

A collection of high quality images that allow you to See what inside the citadel of Qaitbay. The photographers of the site tried to convey all the details of the construction in this ...
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Historical monuments mix with beauty of sea

Historical monuments mix with beauty of sea

The historical monuments mix with the beauty of the sea, giving an unimaginable feeling of pleasure. Go to this hundreds of years old archaeological area in western Alexandria and enjoy a whole day ...
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Hundred thousand gold dinars for the work

Hundred thousand gold dinars for the work

After you look at the pictures and see how big this building is, you will realize that Qaitbay spent more than one hundred thousand dinars on the works of the castle, and that ...
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Renovated the old Citadel

Renovated the old Citadel

When Muhammad Ali Pasha assumed the rule of Egypt, he renovated the old citadel and renovated and restored its outer walls. His strong army and Muhammad Ali provided the place with the most ...
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In the far west of the city of Alexandria

In the far west of the city of Alexandria

See pictures of the windows and interior walls of the citadel, which is located in the far west of the city of Alexandria. An architectural masterpiece made of stone, a witness to Islamic ...
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wonderful view of Alexandria sea from top

Wonderful view of Alexandria sea from top

One of the most beautiful times you spend when you visit Qaitbay Citadel is watching Wonderful view of Alexandria sea from top. Tourists from all over the world spend hours on the roof ...
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The most important defensive forts

The most important defensive forts

The most important defensive forts overlooking the Mediterranean. Its construction began when Sultan Qaytbay visited the city of Alexandria in 1477 AD to follow up on its fortification and see how to defend ...
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Corridors next to the main tower

Corridors next to the main tower

It is an enjoyable visit to this building located on the Mediterranean Sea and located in western Alexandria. See the corridors next to the main tower of the Aqitbay castle building and see ...
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largest military fortresses in the world

largest military fortresses in the world

One of the largest buildings in the city of Alexandria and the largest military fortresses in the world is Qaitbay Castle. Look at this huge building that stood on the coast of the ...
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Top of the roof next to the tower

Top of the roof next to the tower

On your visit to that ancient historical building, go up to the top of the roof next to the tower to see the splendor of the building and see the Mediterranean from the ...
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Various pictures of the castle

Various pictures of the castle

On this page you will find various pictures of the castle that are getting more beautiful in the daylight. Do not miss this charming view, which combines watching hundreds of years old building ...
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One of the most important castles on the Mediterranean

One of the most important castles on the Mediterranean

Qaitbay Castle in Alexandria is certainly one of the most important castles on the Mediterranean coast, the sultans and rulers of Egypt took care of it through the entire historical ages. A place ...
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shooting windows

shooting windows

He saw in the pictures the shooting windows that were protected by steel bars, where the soldiers were standing behind them to shoot at those who tried to attack the place. The windows ...
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The most important feature

The most important feature

When you visit this historical place in Alexandria, you will find that the most important thing that distinguishes the castle from the inside and gives it grandeur is the huge engineering design of ...
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Corridors and stairs on the roof

Corridors and stairs on the roof

You can walk around the top of the building between the corridors and stairs on the roof and take souvenir photos in the most beautiful with wonderful backgrounds. Words cannot describe the amount ...
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Soldiers' corridors

Soldiers’ corridors

The soldiers' lanes and walking through them is a very beautiful experience. Imagine that you are walking in the same place where your ancestors walked hundreds of years ago. The Qaitbay Citadel in ...
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Byzantine bathroom

Byzantine bathroom

There is a rescue of a bath from the Byzantine era in the courtyard of the castle. This Byzantine bath has a special design in line with the architecture in the entire building, ...
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The castle retained its original shape

The castle retained its original shape

The castle retained its original shape and architecture until the French captured Alexandria in 1213 AH / 1798 AD, and the fortress fell to their hands. The castle received the interest of Muhammad ...
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Sultan Qansuh al-Ghouri repaired the citadel

Sultan Qansuh al-Ghouri repaired the citadel

Sultan Qansuh al-Ghouri (r. AH 906–22 / AD 1501–1516) restored and repaired the citadel in AH 907 / AD 1501. There's a marble plaque on the inner wall of the citadel bearing this ...
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The tower and the sea

The tower and the sea

History is the source of knowledge. Visiting archaeological and historical sites gives a lot of knowledge. Watch the tower and the sea, and the rest of the distinctive architectural features of this place, ...
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Historical war cannons

Historical war cannons

If you want to see a wonderful collection of historical war cannons in nature and from a very close distance, and see for yourself the weapons used in wars in the past, and ...
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Ticket to enter the Citadel of Qaitbay

Ticket to enter the Citadel of Qaitbay

The price of a ticket to enter the Citadel of Qaitbay 2022, its address in Alexandria and working hours. The Ministry of Antiquities in Alexandria has set the prices of entrance tickets to ...
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