Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, Alexandria

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Wander the somber halls of Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, a set of underground chambers that house the tombs of ancient Romans, some dating back to the 2nd century. You'll need to descend a long spiral staircase to enter the catacombs featuring a distinct blend of Greek, Roman, and Egyptian styles of architecture and decor, with statues and inscriptions portraying deities from all three cultures. Plan your Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa visit and explore what else you can see and do in Alexandria using our Alexandria tour itinerary planner.
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  • Interesting stop in Alexandria. The catacombs were accidently discovered in 1900 after being used centuries ago for burials. Site involves some stairs and had some good shots to see carvings in the...  more »
  • As you travel through the neighborhood, it is difficult to understand how such an amazing place is so close! Descending in the catacombs, and after taking in the amazing decorations and wandering...  more »
  • I need to mention that we went here with an organised tour from Cairo so we didn't have to find the place on our own. If you have the possibility I recommend you to book a guide in order to show you....  more »
  • This place in Alexandria, the drive was too long, can avoid this place if you don't have much time and be in luxur. Part from that the place was very good, this place came to the notice when a donkey fell into the well. You need a guide to go down the place for the explanation, there are many burial chambers, well constructed within a very small place. The technology they used to bring the dead body is amazing. There is dinning area where the relatives bring their food in earthenware and eat and talk loudly so that the dead loved once could hear, after eating its mandatory yo break the pot before leaving. Good stories. Photo are not allowed, if you have to click need to click without flash ( couldn't resist sorry Egypt 🙏)
  • DISCLAIMER: You are not allowed to take photos(but I couldn't resist :') ) If you are going to take photos at least take it without flash... Anyways, this place has a creepy ambience but I really enjoyed its eeriness and history. ALSO! watch out for the roaches XD
  • Good for a one time visit if you have time on your hands. Takes about 30-45 minutes, better if you have a guide with you.
  • One place you can give a miss if pressed for time during Egypt visit. Not very well kept and not many things to see. Compared to the other attractions in Egypt, I would say it's a waste of time.
  • A place who came to light by a donkey! Nice place with too many coffins inside.

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