Citadel of Qaitbay

Citadel of Qaitbay

Qaitbay Castle 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.


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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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 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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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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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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