Alexandria: Citadel of Qaitbay

Citadel of Qaitbay in Alexandria was established in in 1477 by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-Din Qa’it Bay, on Pharos Island – on the site of Lighthouse of Alexandria (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World), which was completely destroyed in 14th century.
The citadel is one of the most important defensive strongholds at the Mediterranean Sea coast.



Citadel of Qaitbay – قلعة قايتباي
As Sayalah Sharq, Qesm Al Gomrok, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

∇ Location: view on Google Maps

⛭ Weather in Alexandria


See also:

Alexandria | Alexandria in black&white | Bibliotheca Alexandrina | Alexandria: Serapeum and Pompey’s Pillar | Alexandria: El-Mursi Abul-Abbas Mosque | Alexandria flowers


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