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El Quseir Fort

We visited the fort on a very hot afternoon - temperatures of 40c and several in our party... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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The ancient sites are poor now. Even the "industrial" area wich worked until 1998 are now is now... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Cervesina, Italy
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Safaga Road, El Quseir 84712, Egypt
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

We visited the fort on a very hot afternoon - temperatures of 40c and several in our party (including myself ) were overcome with heat exhaustion and were unable to fully appreciate the historic importance associated with it ( resting place for travellers on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank stanfran2
Reviewed 12 August 2018

The ancient sites are poor now. Even the "industrial" area wich worked until 1998 are now is now decommissioned.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank loredana064
Reviewed 4 February 2018

There is detailed information on its history within the Fort which explains how important El Quseir was to Egypt and its people.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank DeeFay14
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Not a lot to see here, but an interesting hour, or couple of hours if you really get into it. Some nice views. Personally, worth a look if you're in Qusier, but not worth a special visit. Guide was friendly, his 'son' playful. Very little...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank m3640
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

The citadel's story is interesting, in addition to its role in the ottoman era in observing the Egyptian convoy traveling to Saudi Arabia for Hajj. Also there is a map on the citadel's floor for Egyptian under the rule of the Roman empire.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Nothing new probably it's there just to attract visitors and the sorrounding are it's just creepy. Probably I won't come back in egypt anymore or just to have a really cheap holiday or doing snorkeling.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Sgana U
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Just back, after another month at above hotel. It seems to get better every time I visit. Great food, great weather. Fabulous staff. All work hard to please guests. Great atmosphere. Cannot wait for next year, for yet another holiday there. Diane T. Northampton England.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Diane T
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Obviously a remnant from the time when El Quesier was an important port. Interesting to walk around & there are a couple of small exhibitions tucked away in the 'towers'. Felt it was suffering from lack of funds - like many other places in Egypt....More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Ann B
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Small fort with a train and tracks to show how phosphate was mined. Interesting stone map, and you can go up in the tower and look over the area.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Cheap entry with guided tour. Still in good order the watch tower is well worth the climb. Great views over Quesir and the sea. The underground water cistern is in great condition but it's worth taking a torch with you. Old English cannons still in...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank jond236
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