Affordable outings in Eid al-Fitr: Qaitbay Citadel in Alexandria



Wed, 12 May 2021 - 02:24 GMT


Wed, 12 May 2021 - 02:24 GMT

Qaitbay Citadel - Photo by Youm7

Qaitbay Citadel - Photo by Youm7

CAIRO – 11 May 2021: Preparations are in full swing at the Qaitbay Citadel in Alexandria, to receive visitors and tourists on Eid al-Fitr feast that starts on Thursday.


Visitors find an outing at the citadel is affordable and interesting.


Like other archaeological sites, the citadel was closed during the first wave of Coronavirus early last year, and was re-opened for visitors in July 2020.  




et presents, in the below lines, information about the citadel and how to spend Eid outings  


Mohamed Metwally, the Director General of Alexandria Antiquities, assured that sterilization and disinfection works are ongoing, in adding to, beautification of gardens, removal of some writings from the walls, restoration and make sure visitors abide by Coronavirus precautionary measures.




He stressed that Qaitbay Castle is characterized by vast areas that allow social distancing between visitors to prevent the spread of the Corona virus, explaining that entry prices for Egyptians are L.E. 5 ($0.32)until the end of 2021, and for foreigners 60 pounds ($3.83) and 30 pounds ($1.91) for foreign students,.




Doctors and all Medical personnel entry is free of charge until the end of 2021.


Metwally added that 99 percent of marine protection project of the castle has been finalized. The project is carried out by the Public Authority for Coastal Protection with total cost amounted to L.E. 969 million.


The Citadel of Qaitbay is a 15th-century defensive fortress located on the Mediterranean sea coast, in Alexandria, Egypt. It was established in 1477 AD by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-Din Qa'it Bay.




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