The Citadel of Qaitbay of Alexandria has been classified since ancient times as one of the most important defensive castles of Egypt throughout its history, but now it is one of the most important historical monuments that cannot be missed during tourism tours in Alexandria
The history of the castle’s construction dates back to the reign of Sultan Abu al-Nasr Qaytbay, who ordered its construction in 882 AH on the ruins of the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria, which was destroyed by an earthquake.
Kayitbay castle overlooks the beachfront on Qarros Island, west of Alexandria. It offers its visitors many enjoyable leisure activities along with historical backgrounds and information that many people may not know about its history and the valiant history of the city.
To find out more about the activities that Qaitbay Citadel in Alexandria provides for its visitors and the best hotels in Alexandria nearby, you can follow the article.

Activities to do when visiting Qait Bey Citadel, Alexandria

You can enjoy the view of the sea that surrounds the castle on three sides, and watch the fences and the main tower from the northwest.

Qaitbay Castle, Alexandria

Watching and knowing the history of the fortress walls, as these walls are divided into an inner and an external wall, while the interior contains former soldiers’ barracks and armories, and the outer wall of the four sides includes defensive towers that rise to the level of the wall.

Qaitbay Castle, Alexandria

• You can see the art of building this strategic castle, where the castle consists of three floors in the shape, and the first floor occupies the castle mosque, and the mosque had a minaret but it recently collapsed.

Qaitbay Citadel, Alexandria, Egypt

• Visit the second floor of the castle, which contains corridors, halls and internal rooms, as well as a large room representing the Council of Sultan Qaitbay

Qaitbay Castle, Alexandria

• You can also take a tour around the castle from the outside, and enjoy the scenic views of the Corniche of the castle, where you can sit in one of the cafes and get snacks, some drinks and ice cream, and enjoy the view of the castle and the sea at the same time.

Qaitbay Citadel, Alexandria

Times of visiting Qaitbay Citadel in Alexandria

Qait Bey Citadel, Alexandria, is available for visiting all days of the week from 8:00 AM until 17:00 PM.

Prices of entry cards

Entry card price per person 30 pounds. It may vary according to the tourist seasons.

Hotels near Alexandria Qaitbay Citadel

Steigenberger Cecil Hotel Alexandria is one of the best 4-star hotels in Alexandria, less than 10 minutes’ drive from Qaitbay Castle in Alexandria
Summary of Arab visitor ratings
The hotel got very good reviews in all respects.
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Paradise Inn Le Metropole Hotel is a 4-star rating, among the best Egypt hotels in Alexandria, less than 15 minutes by car from Qaitbay Castle in Alexandria
Summary of Arab visitor ratings
The hotel received very good reviews for the location, cleanliness, staff and services.
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Site of Qaitbay Castle on Google Map

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