The Citadel of Qaitbay, located in Alexandria, Egypt, is a historic fortress perched on the eastern tip of Pharos Island. Constructed in the 15th century by Sultan Qaitbay, the Citadel stands as a testament to Egypt’s rich maritime and architectural heritage.
As you approach the Citadel, its commanding presence and robust fortifications captivate the imagination. The fortress boasts solid walls, imposing bastions, and intricate architectural details, transporting visitors back in time to an era of strategic defenses.
Climbing to the top of the Citadel’s towers rewards you with breathtaking panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding cityscape.
From this vantage point, you can appreciate the strategic importance of the fortress and understand its historical significance as a guardian of Alexandria’s coast.
Explore the Citadel of Quaitbay with Clio Muse Tours.