Fort of Qaitbay

The Citadel of Qaitbay (or the Fort of Qaitbay) is a 15th century defensive fortress located on the Mediterranean sea coast, built upon/from the ruins of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, in Alexandria, Egypt. It was established in 1477 AD by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-Din Qa’it Bay. The Citadel is situated on the eastern side of […]

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Montaza Palace

Montaza Palace is a palace and extensive gardens in the Montaza district of Alexandria, Egypt. It was built on a low plateau east of central Alexandria overlooking a beach on the Mediterranean Sea The extensive Montaza Palace grounds first had the Salamlek Palace, built in 1892 by Khedive Abbas II, the last Muhammad Ali Dynasty […]

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Library of Alexandria

The Royal Library of Alexandria, or Ancient Library of Alexandria, in Alexandria, Egypt, was the largest and most significant library of the ancient world  It flourished under the patronage of the Ptolemaic dynasty and functioned as a major center of scholarship from its construction in the 3rd century BC until the Roman conquest of Egypt […]

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Cairo Tower

The Cairo Tower is a free-standing concrete tower located in Cairo, Egypt. At 187 m (614 ft), it has been the tallest structure in Egypt and North Africa for 50 years. It was the tallest structure in Africa for 10 years, until 1971 when it was surpassed by Hillbrow Tower in South Africa. One of Cairo’s well-known […]

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Saint Catherine’s Monastery

Saint Catherine’s Monastery, commonly known as Santa Katarina lies on the Sinai Peninsula, at the mouth of a gorge at the foot of Mount Sinai in the city of Saint Catherine in Egypt’s South Sinai Governorate. The monastery is Orthodox and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to the UNESCO report (60100 ha / […]

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Giftun Island

This is a sandy island in the Red Sea about up to one hour by small boats from Hurghada. It is not much to see there  except a nice sandy beach. All what might be of interest on the island is off limits because it is a protected area. There are nice coral reefs close […]

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Cairo

In 969, led by General Gawhar al-Siqilli, the Fatimid Caliphate conquered Egypt and established a new fortified city northeast of Fustat. It took four years for Gawhar to build the city, initially known as al-Mansūriyyah, which was to serve as the new capital of the caliphate. During that time, Gawhar also commissioned the construction of […]

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Hotels in Egypt

What is the check in and check out time in the hotels in Egypt? The same as many hotels all around the globe, the check in time in almost all the hotels in Egypt would be at mid day, either at 12 or at 1 o’clock at noon. If the tourist arrives in the hotel […]

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Opening Hours

What are the opening hours for monuments in Egypt – Most of the monuments, historical sites, and museums in Egypt would generally open from 9 in the morning till 5 in the afternoon. Open air historical sites, like the Pyramids of Giza for example, would open from 8 in the morning till the sunset. Many […]

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