Lighthouse of Alexandria
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ken j
Manalapan, NJ931 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
I have now seen the one intact wonder (pyramids) and the 3 remnants (Ephesus, mausoleum n British Museum, and this), so my wonders tour is complete, so I was very excited to be here. Having said that, the only thing left is some of the stone of the base. There should be much more explanation and signage to highlight the former lighthouse.
Written 14 February 2024
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papillon2020
Brisbane, Australia637 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Not a lighthouse but Citadel on the site of where the lighthouse was. Lovely views to the sea as well back to the city.
Written 14 December 2023
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World Prof
Buffalo Grove, IL174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This is the location of the famous lighthouse, but all that remains of it are some stones used to build the citadel. See reviews of Fort Qaitbey on the Citadel. So if yuo're looking for the famous lighthouse, forget it. But the location is great for views of the city and sea.
Written 26 February 2023
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Philip P
Herentals, Belgium1,429 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The citadel itself - base + 2 floors - as well as the garden are excellent to appreciate the skilled results of the people who constructed this beautiful and impressive fortified castle. It’s said that part of the construction material comes from the light tower, named one of the 7 ancient wonders of the world, that was destructed by an earthquake in the 7th century.
As a cherry on the cake, the views on the city and, especially, the sea are extremely beautiful.
Written 27 November 2022
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B M
Great Yarmouth, UK1,071 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Excellent morning sightseeing & taking this in as part of our trip,,.. this Fort is well maintained with a museum,, easy to find ,, you can see it from any point along the promenade,,.. we hire a Horse & cart for our sightseeing.. there's looky looky stall along the road as you approach,,,.. The stall holders are mild!!,,
Written 14 November 2022
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Lee K
Prairie Village, KS1,044 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
An interesting history of the structure. In important lighthouse for Alexander the Great but earthquakes destroyed the building and it was later converted into a fort.
A tour guide helps.
Written 6 November 2022
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Hend T
Egypt1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
it's a wonderful place I have ever seen. I was very exacting and happy because I spent a whole day in this place
Written 17 January 2022
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EgyptianJudge
Egypt175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
A nice historic place to visit in Alex... It's worth the time to visit the Citadel too and have a nice picture there...
Written 1 July 2020
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tremm298
Boston, MA726 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
While now a restored fort, I was hoping for more information of the lighthouse. Whether by fame in lore or estimation of current historians/scientist would have been interesting to assemble with the fort restoration.
Written 22 March 2020
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Kazi Y
Dhaka City, Bangladesh131 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
It was one of the wonders of the ancient world, but was destroyed three earthquakes and eventually in 1480 the last remnants of the lighthouse were used to build the Citadel of Qaitbay. In 1477 AD Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-Din Qa'it Bay in an effort to fortify this important Egyptian port from attack, and rubble from the toppled lighthouse was used in its construction.

Written 20 March 2020
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