Citadel of Qaitbay in Alexandria

This 15th century fort was built on the famous site of the lighthouse on the island of Faros (today the island is connected by land). The fortress stands on a slope near the Eastern Port. According to the originator of the Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-Din Qa'it Bay, the fort was built to provide protection against the Turks, who at that time were trying to take over Egypt. The fortress served as a protective function until 1882, when, along with other seaside buildings, it was fired upon by the British, suppressing the revolt in the city.

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The building regained its former splendor in the 20th century. The monumental stone walls with battlements are particularly impressive. However, inside, there is only an open square from which you can enter the viewpoint. It is worth visiting the main tower of the fort, where there is a mosque.

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