An impressive example of medieval military architecture, Fort Qaitbey overlooks the city's harbor. Built in the 1480s, the fortress was designed to provide protection from crusaders arriving by sea--today it offers extensive views of the Mediterranean and the city it was built to defend. The fort allegedly stands on the site of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the now-gone Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Before you head to Alexandria, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Alexandria road trip planning app , to make sure you see all that Alexandria has to offer, including Fort Qaitbey.
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Es un fuerte devenido en mezquita, que está construido con los restos del antiguo Faro de Alejandría, una de las maravillas de la antigûedad. Es muy recomendable y está en un lugar muy lindo para cami... more »It is a fort becoming a mosque, which is built with the remains of the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the wonders of antiquity. It is highly recommended and is in a very nice place to walk and walk.
شأ هذه القلعة السلطان الأشرف أبو النصر قايتباى المحمودي ، و هو الحادي و الأربعون من ملوك التـرك بمصر و الخـامس عشر من ملوك الجراكسة ,و قد تدرج في الوظائف حتى وصل إلى السلطنة في عام 872 هـ / 1467 م و ت... more »This castle was founded by Sultan Al-Ashraf Abu Al-Nasr Qaitbay al-Mahmoudi, the 41st king of The Ark in Egypt and the fifteenth of the kings of Jaraxa, and was included in the posts until he arrived in The Sultanate in 872 Ah / 1467 AD and died in 901 Ah / 1495 A.D., and buried his school in the desert in Cairo. Sultan Qaitbay traveled to Alexandria in the first spring of 882 Ah / 1478 A.D., and went towards the old lighthouse, which is in the gap and ordered to build a great tower, and in the month of Shaaban in 884 Ah / 1479 A.D. safar sultan again to Alexandria to see the tower he created there and has finished work.
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