Attractions

Historic Building in Rosetta

House of Amasyali

One of the most impressive of all Rosetta’s fine buildings, with beautiful lantern lights on the facade and vast expanses of windows with mashrabiyya (lattice), which circulate cool breezes around the house. The mai…
Fort in Rosetta

Fort of Qaitbey

About 5km north of Rosetta along the Nile, this fort was built in 1479 to guard the mouth of the Nile 6km further on. It was on this spot that the famous Rosetta Stone was found; we’ll wager that this is now the sit…
Museum in Rosetta

Rachid Museum

Although recently restored, the Rachid Museum just off the main square is a dusty provincial museum in a very beautiful example of the town's Ottoman houses. The ground floor has a copy of the famous Rosetta Stone a…
Historic Building in Rosetta

House of Abu Shaheen

The House of Abu Shaheen has a reconstructed mill on the ground floor, featuring enormous wooden beams and planks. You can actually see the gears and teeth rotate, a mechanism which 200 years ago would have been pus…