Citadel of Qaitbay Alexandria – light house of Alexandria – travel to Egypt

Citadel of Qaitbay Alexandria

Alexandria Qaitbay Fort is one of the most important Islamic monuments in Alexandria. you can’t travel to Alexandria without visiting Alexandria Qaitbay Citadel . Also Alexandria consider the second capital of Egypt and it has variety of tourism attraction like Pharaonic, Greek ,roman , Islamic and Coptic monuments etc..

Citadel of Qaitbay Alexandria History

Citadel of Qaitbay Alexandria was built in 1477 under the reign of Sultan Saif al-Din Qaitbay. The fort was built in the place of the ancient Alexandria lighthouse on an area of 17550 square meters..

The fortress was built in a square shape and contains the main tower and fences in the north-west. It is 17 square meters high. It was fortified by large walls with huge stones. 

The outer wall is two meters width and 4 meters high. It took two years to be built.The castle was first renovated during the reign of Muhammad Ali Pasha, who worked to fortify it and renovate the walls and buildings and provided them with weapons and coastal cannons. After the Ottoman conquest of Egypt, the castle was taken care of and used in protection and was the gateway to defend Egypt in the northern coast.

You can explore main tourist attraction in Alexandria ; Alexandria day tours from Cairo