Cairo is home to the best Pharaonic, Coptic and Islamic sights in Egypt, this city is where you never know what incredible, half-forgotten monument you might stumble across while wandering around.
You’ll get to see the Giza Pyramids, thousands of ancient artifacts in the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and much more
There are more than 75 four and five-star hotels in Cairo, enjoy the Nile view from your hotel room balcony, visit the capital’s medieval markets by Khan El-Khalili, or walk down the Nile promenade. There are also plenty of cinemas, theatres and modern malls.
Cairo is for everyone it is a vibrant, exhilarating, exotic, fascinating and most welcoming city.
Home Of The Last Standing Wonder
The Great Pyramids of Giza is a must-see Ancient Egyptian landmark, located just outside of the outskirts of Cairo .Known as Khufu's Pyramid, it is the greatest pyramid of the complex: Being one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, it is the only one still standing to this day! The two smaller – but still huge – pyramids in Giza are those of Khafre and Menkaure.
Witness The Eternal Vigil
The greatest mystery of Ancient Egyptian mysteries is also the largest monolithic statue and the oldest known monumental sculpture in the world. When was it built, for what purpose, which pharaoh does it represent, and who broke the nose? Any answer is a matter of conjecture. Egyptologists have not found any conclusive evidence. No matter. The Great Sphinx of Giza is a wonder to behold.
Oldest Monumental Masonry Structure
The unique pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara is part of a mortuary complex for the 3rd Dynasty king Djoser. Located just outside of the outskirts of Cairo. Created by the architect Imhotep, it is a unique stepped pyramid with 6 tiers. The blue tiles of Djoser’s tomb, the hieroglyphs in the pyramid of Pepi I, and the Doors of the Cats (Abwab el Qotat) are all breathtaking scenes.
A Gem of Postmodern Architecture
Located on the upscale island of Zamalek. Originally designed in 1869 during the Khedive Ismail's reign by Italian architects Avoscani and Rossi to celebrate the opening of the Suez Canal, its redesign by a Japanese architect was unveiled in 1988.
Amazing Panoramic View
The tower was designed by the Egyptian architect, Naoum Chebib. Its completion took 5 years, from 1956 to 1961. From its 187 meters height, the Cairo tower offers the most amazing panoramic views of the Egyptian capital.
The artifacts of The Ancients
With over 120,000 artifacts, the museum houses an unbelievable exhibit depicting ancient Egypt's glorious reign. Mummies, sarcophagi, pottery, jewelry and of course King Tutankhamen’s treasures, it’s all there.
Bastion of Islam
One of the world’s greatest monuments to medieval warfare, one of Cairo's main attractions and probably the most popular non-pharaonic monument in the Egyptian capital.The prominent fortress houses three mosques–of which the impressive Mohamed Ali Mosque. Its dome rises up to 52 m high and two east side minarets reach not less than 84 m.
The World's Oldest University
It is the perfect place to start your exploration tour of Islamic Cairo, the Al-Azhar complex, mosque and university, does not only house the oldest university in the world but it is also the place where the graduation black gowns originated from. The University is now distributed between different buildings, but the mosque, founded by Jawhar al-Siqilli, the Fatimid conqueror of Egypt, in 970.
Oldest Part Of Cairo
Located in Old Cairo, the fortress city known as the Babylon Fortress is the oldest part of Cairo.It was Built by the Romans. Persecution led Coptic Egyptians to take refuge within the fortifications. They built several churches and a monastery embedded within the fortress. Walk the length of the walls to see the fusion of Roman and Coptic architecture.
The Holiest Mosque in Egypt
Located near Khan el-Khalili in Cairo. It was discovered during works on the mosque’s foundations in the 1900’s – on the remains of the Fatimid Caliphs cemetery in Cairo. One of the holiest mosques in Egypt.
A Charming Labyrinth of Narrow Alleys
No visit to Cairo is Complete without a stop at the Khan El-Khalili bazaar, where you will be transported back in time to an old Arab souk. When your shopping's done, don't miss out on a traditional cup of tea at the famous Fishawy café, one of Cairo’s oldest cafés, visiting this café is a sightseeing trip in itself. Enjoy a nice cup of strongly brewed tea and a fruit flavored shisha into the early morning hours.
World's Most Famous Coptic Church
Take the steps that lead to one of the most beautiful churches in the Middle East known as the Hanging Church. Built on top of the Roman fortress gatehouse called Babylon, the nave of the Hanging Church is suspended over the passageway.