Cairo

Cairo Attractions

Giza Pyramids

4.5 star rating: Recommended 660 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The sole survivor of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Pyramids of Giza still live up to more than 4,000 years of hype. Their extraordinary shape, geometry and age render them somehow alien ...  Read more

City of the Dead (Qarafa)

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Ratings

Qarafa, or The City of the Dead, is two 4 mile (6 km) long cemeteries - a north and south cemetery - dating from Mamluk times (1200s - 1500s) and is still in use today. Traditionally all families ...  Read more

Citadel of Saladin (Al-Qalaa)

Sprawling over a limestone spur on the eastern edge of the city, the Citadel of Saladin (or Al-Qalaa) was home to Egypt's rulers for some 700 years. Their legacy is a collection of three very ...  Read more

Djoser's Pyramid

4.5 star rating: Recommended 223 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Djoser was a king in the 3rd Dynasty of Ancient Egypt, ruling from 2667 BC - 2648 BC. He was the first to build a pyramid for his tomb. It was a development from the low, flat-roofed mastabas and ...  Read more

El Mu'ayyad Mosque

4 star rating: Recommended 119 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The red-and-white-striped Mosque of al-Mu'ayyad (the Red Mosque), built on the site where its patron Mamluk Sultan al-Mu'ayyad had earlier been imprisoned, displays a particularly grand entrance ...  Read more

Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary)

4 star rating: Recommended 59 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the Hanging Church, which is still in use, is called the Hanging or Suspended Church as it is built on top of the Water Gate of Roman Babylon. Steep stairs lead from the ...  Read more

Alabaster Mosque (Mohammad Ali Mosque)

4 star rating: Recommended 22 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The citadel of Saladin - and indeed, the Cairo skyline - is dominated by the Alabaster Mosque, or Mosque of Mohammed Ali. Modelled along classic Turkish lines, it took 18 years to build (1830 - ...  Read more

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