El Quseir Fort

In an area that boasts a 5000 year-old history, the El Quseir Fort may seem relatively modern. But this 16th century construction was one of Egypt's most critical centres of defence on the Red Sea coast up until the 18th century, protecting the country from Portuguese raids.

Just three kilometres from the El Quseir fort, the Radisson Blu Resort, El Quseir, is the perfect Red Sea hotel from which to explore this historical area, as well as relax and enjoy the warm climate and sparkling waters of the coastal town.

Find out more about the El Quseir Fort
The El Quseir Fort was built by Egypt's Ottoman rulers to defend against the forced entry of the Portuguese, who wanted to take advantage of the area's lucrative trading arrangements with India and China. After being taken over by Napoleon's army in the 18th century, the fort was taken under British control after the defeat of French forces, before being used as a base in wars against Arabia.

Once the Suez Canal was constructed in the 19th century, El Quseir fort was no longer needed strategically, and fell into disrepair. Today, after significant restorations, the fortress serves as an interesting tourist attraction, complete with cultural artefacts, old cannons and a spiralling watchtower, offering views of the historic town.

Explore the historic Red Sea coast from the Radisson Blu Resort, El Quseir
Located within walking distance of attractions such as the El Quseir shopping district, the Red Sea coastline and the famous fort, the Radisson Blu Resort, El Quseir, is the ideal place to stay on the Egyptian coast. With 250 rooms and suites offering private balconies and stunning views, guests can truly relax in comfort at this upscale accommodation.