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An ancient circular staircase leads down into these tombs that were tunneled into the bedrock during the age of the Antonine emporers (2nd century AD).
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Mohmad said Al halawane | Mohmad said Al halawane, Alexandria 21599, Egypt
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I did not expect to see such intricate architecture 30 meters underground... The place is a nice mixture of 3 civilisations; pharonic, roman, amd coptic..... However, a good tour guid (or a good read before you visit the place!) is required to understand the beauty...More

Thank nadadwiddar
Reviewed 3 days ago

Quite a remarkable place with the entire catacombs, altar, eating ear being carved out of solid rock. It is located down about three stories underground so access is limited to those who can walk. Don't get lost there either ...

Thank Jastogo
Reviewed 1 week ago

do not miss this. it was found by a donkey! Loved seeing the Roman influence in Alexandria. The site is beautiful and has been preserved well. Much of Alexandria has been flooded, so there are many things that have been found underground or in the...More

Thank Heather W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The catacombs are pretty cool. If you are in Alexandria it is worth seeing. Like most sites in Egypt it costs extra to take pictures.

Thank Brandon B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of restoration and cleaning of the site going on above ground to make the experience more enjoyable. However, the Catacombs under the ground were amazing. The history and eerie feeling walking down the 91 spiral stairs and exploring the dark tunnels where the...More

Thank Ian P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very interesting place to see, I can say a must when visiting Alexandria. Interesting stuff about the tombs.

Thank stefanprisacariu
Reviewed September 1, 2018

100 steps down but worth the trip, you cant take photos though which is a bit sad. But a great place to visit

Thank atr525
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Went with low expectations but was enchanted with the whole set up. When the site upgrade is complete it will be high on the Alexandria wish list containing such a cross section of Egyptian, Roman and Greek artefacts and influences. Caracalla and the horse bones...More

Thank Patrick L
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Day 2: We were met by Shahinaz in the hotel lobby, and Magady drove us to Alexandria. The catacombs are situated in an old built up area through some back streets. Once again the tourism and antiquities police were on duty inspecting all vehicles. They...More

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Reviewed July 28, 2018

Very interesting to see how a family burial place got larger and larger to accomodate many hundreds of corpses. Beautiful gattering place for the family of the deceased. Nice to see. A smal fee.

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Tanzontoast72
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Response from MarkT25_UK | Reviewed this property |
No, it's not free. I'm afraid I can't remember how much the entry is but not a lot.
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nijma
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Response from Henry D | Reviewed this property |
The site is not that impressive if you are looking it compared to other sites in Egypt. The reason to see it is because it is one of the best sites of its kind, so you see it to have seen it and to be able to put other... More
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