Cairo

Cairo Attractions

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Alabaster Mosque (Mohammad Ali Mosque)

4 star rating: Recommended 26 Reviews

The citadel of Saladin - and indeed, the Cairo skyline - is dominated by the Alabaster Mosque, or Mosque of Mohammed Ali. Modelled along classic Turkish ...  Read more

Al-Azhar Mosque

Among the countless minarets punctuating the Cairo skyline, four of the most impressive belong to one of the city’s standout mosques, Al-Azhar. This mosque, ...  Read more

Al-Hakim Mosque

Often lost in Cairo's electrifying presence, Al-Hakim, one of Egypt's lesser-known mosques, was built under a ruler who could have changed the world. ...  Read more

Al-Rifa'i Mosque

Though not as old as many other Cairo mosques, Al-Rifa’i Mosque stands out among others for its elaborate cavernous ceilings and the fact that it serves as a ...  Read more

Babylon Fortress

The ancient Babylon Fortress was originally built by the Romans in the area now known as Coptic (or Old) Cairo. The fortress was built in a strong and ...  Read more

Ben Ezra Synagogue

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Ben Ezra Synagogue used to be a Christian place of worship by the name of El-Shamieen Church and according to a legend, the building was built on the exact ...  Read more

Church of St Barbara

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

One of Cairo’s most impressive and historic Coptic churches wows with ornate interior detail and relics including the remains of the church’s namesake Saint. ...  Read more

Church of St George (Mari Girgis)

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 17 Reviews

Dedicated to one of the region’s most popular Christian saints, the current Church of St George (or Mari Girgis) was constructed at the beginning of the 20th ...  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 ...  Read more

City of the Dead (Qarafa)

3 star rating: Worth doing 5 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Colossus of Ramses II

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

The massive limestone statue of Pharaoh Ramses II is 33 feet (10 m) long and that's without having any legs! Ramses II was the longest serving pharaoh in ...  Read more

Coptic Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 66 Reviews

Founded in 1908, this museum houses Coptic art from Greco-Roman times to the Islamic era drawn from Cairo, the desert monasteries and Nubia. If you are ...  Read more

Dahshur

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Think of Dahshur as pyramid-proving grounds: Although not nearly as famous at the pyramids of Giza, the structures here pre-date the Great Pyramids and ...  Read more

Djoser's Pyramid

4.5 star rating: Recommended 271 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Egyptian Antiquities Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 316 Reviews

With so much to see in the Egyptian Museum, trying to get around everything in one go is liable to induce chronic 'Pharaonic fatigue'. The best strategy is ...  Read more

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