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Qaitbay Castle

Qaitbay Castle is located at the far west of the city of Alexandria, at the tip of the island of Pharos in the Arab Republic of Egypt. The castle was built on the ruins of the ancient Alexandria lighthouse, which was destroyed by a very strong earthquake that hit the region during the reign of Sultan Qalawun. The Sultan al-Ashraf Abu al-Nasr Qaitbay ordered the building of the castle and supervised the construction process by him self. The reason for the construction of the fortress was the large number of direct threats to the city of Alexandria by the Ottoman Empire. The Mamluk Sultan Qansuwa al-Ghuri gave the Citadel special attention , he increased the strength of the garrison and provided it with various weapons and equipment.

Qaitbay Castle

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Qaitbay Castle is located at the far west of the city of Alexandria, at the tip of the island of Pharos in the Arab Republic of Egypt. The castle was built on the ruins of the ancient Alexandria lighthouse, which was destroyed by a very strong earthquake that hit the region during the reign of Sultan Qalawun. The Sultan al-Ashraf Abu al-Nasr Qaitbay ordered the building of the castle and supervised the construction process by him self. The reason for the construction of the fortress was the large number of direct threats to the city of Alexandria by the Ottoman Empire. The Mamluk Sultan Qansuwa al-Ghuri  gave the Citadel special attention , he increased the strength of the garrison and  provided it with various weapons and equipment.

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