Qaitbay Citadel

The Qaitbay citadel is considered to be one of the most famous and charming landmarks in Alexandria, as it was the strongest fortress that was located in the Mediterranean Sea, therefore you’ll enjoy wondering at this marvelous citadel with Flying Carpet Tours, it also will take you back in time, as it was built in the 1480 A.D by the Sultan Al Ashraf Qaitbay, it was located in the ruins of the amazing Lighthouse of Alexandria which was considered to be one of the famous Seven Wonders in the ancient world.

 

 

This citadel is located at the entrance of the eastern part of the Pharaos Island, there was also a beautiful mosque inside it, the Qauitbay Citadel was also being used until the periods of the Mameluke, Ottoman, but they stopped using it after the British bombed Alexandria in 1883, therefore it became neglected till the twentieth century although it was restored to be saved from damaging many times by the Egyptian Supreme Counsel of Antiquities.   

 

 

Live the adventure and enjoy discovering one of the strongest and important fortresses in Egypt, as well as there a small museum close to the Qaitbay Citadel which is called the Aquarium Museum, as it includes a lot of rare types of the water animals that belong to the Mediterranean Sea.         

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