Cairo Points of Interest and Places to Visit

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Giza Pyramids

4.5 star rating: Recommended 928 Reviews

One of the most iconic and mysterious Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (and the only one still standing), the Pyramids of Giza—the Great Pyramid of Khufu, ...  Read more

Memphis

4.5 star rating: Recommended 425 Reviews

The city of Memphis was the capital of ancient Egypt. It was the King's residence and the political and administrative center until around 2,200 BC. It had ...  Read more

Egyptian Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 379 Reviews

From the Royal Mummy Room to a number of glittering galleries showcasing finery extracted from various ancient tombs, there's a ton to see at the Egyptian ...  Read more

Citadel of Saladin (Al-Qalaa)

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

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)

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 6 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

Ramses II Statue

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 496 Reviews

Ramses II was a the longest serving pharaoh in Ancient Egypt, reigning from 1279 BC to 1213 BC, a total of 66 years and 2 months. This made him a very ...  Read more

Great Pyramid of Giza (Khufu)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 121 Reviews

The Great Pyramid of Giza (Khufu), is the largest of the Giza Pyramids and the oldest member of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This great structure ...  Read more

Cairo Tower

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 26 Reviews

After five years of construction, the Cairo Tower was inaugurated in 1961. Towering 614 feet (187 meters) above Gezira Island, the communications tower is the ...  Read more

El Mokattam Mountain Cave Church (Monastery of St Simon)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

El Mokattam Mountain Cave Church, also known as the Monastery of St Simon, is located in the Mokattam mountain in southeast Cairo. The area is known as ...  Read more

Tahrir Square

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Tahrir Square, a modest and central circular plaza in downtown Cairo, wasn’t on most tourists’ radar at all until January 2011. Though it has long been an ...  Read more

Al-Rifa'i Mosque

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

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

Gayer-Anderson Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

John Gayer-Anderson, a British major and army doctor, received special permission from the Egyptian authorities to reside in a pari of sixteenth century ...  Read more

Old Cairo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 529 Reviews

Old Cairo is a relatively small area but it is rich with history. Also known as Coptic Cairo, Fustat (in reference to the first Muslim city established ...  Read more

Saqqara (Sakkara)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 403 Reviews

Set about 18 miles (30 km) south of Cairo, Saqqara (Sakkara) was the burial site for the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis, now in ruins. The site features a ...  Read more

Pyramid of Djoser

4.5 star rating: Recommended 348 Reviews

First built some 4,700 years ago as a flat-roofed mastaba, the Pyramid of Djoser was one of the very first pyramids built by the Egyptians. Pharaoh Djoser had ...  Read more

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