Madhu is my friend from India and she lives in alexandria this period,and she wants to share her experience about Alexandria with you . Love Alexandria support madhu and hope all Alexandrians help her.
she wants from everybody to come and See Alexandria."Mohamed Agamy"
"As a tourist and more a travel blogger I could really fascinated by the fact that it got such strongly standing walls from decades and can cover the view for the whole city . Citadel can be seen by early morning till 4 pm for tourist .
And can cost you just 20 pounds if u are lucky to carry your student card or else 40 pounds for tourists.
They say that it has been built on the exact site of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; the Lighthouse of Alexandria, or Pharos Lighthouse. Some of the actual stones and bricks from the lighthouse were used to bulid the Citadel. The bricks smells so like a sea .That you could have gone inside the ocean to discover it . The architecture is amazing to look at and small small vessels through the fort has been made to look beyond the sea site .
The Citadel was built After an earthquake in the 11th Century, the lighthouse was repaired and continued to function.After another quake in the 14th Century, the lighthouse was destroyed completely. In 1480 A.D. The Mameluk Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaitbay built and fortified the buliding to serve as a costal defense against the Turkish. The Sultan built the castle and put a mosque inside. Sultan Qaitbay was born in 1423 A.D. and ruled for 29 years.
This was all I found with the help of my friend who went along with me inside the fort and told me about the how this great this place is . And I wonder this too .
And as I person who travels from far away I could feel it’s strength and likely to see it again "
Credits (photos and the blog ): Madhu Bhatia
"love Alexandria" showing the city heritage ,landmarks and history of Alexandria in in flat geometric design called flat design and infographic , a new of its type in Egypt and especially Alexandria for showing the city. This style interesting and attractive for varying ages from 10 years even over seventy years. And make it easier for the person how love history and read it without getting bored.