Citadel Quait-Bay

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Country:  Egypt Founder:  Mameluke Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaitbay
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Building structure:  Donjon inside curtain wall
Place:  AlexandriŽ Castle type:  Harbour castle
Era:  15-th century Condition:  Rebuild/Restored
Description:  The Qaitbay Citadel in Alexandria is considered one of the most important defensive strongholds, not only in Egypt, but also along the Mediterranean Sea coast. It formed an important part of the fortification system of Alexandria in the 15th century A.D.
Remarkable:  The Citadel is situated at the entrance of the eastern harbour on the eastern point of the Pharos Island. It was erected on the exact site of the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
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