Things to Do & Attractions in Cairo

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Pyramid of Menkaure

4.5 star rating: Recommended 53 Reviews

A magnetic presence in the Egyptian desert, the Pyramid of Menkaure dates back to 2490 B.C. and stands as one of the three famous triangular monoliths ...  Read more

Pyramid of Khafre

4.5 star rating: Recommended 48 Reviews

One of the oldest of the world's famous skylines, the Pyramids of Giza have had no trouble commanding attention throughout the centuries. Their mysterious ...  Read more

Giza Plateau

4.5 star rating: Recommended 36 Reviews

One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramids of Giza are located just outside the fringes of Cairo on the the Giza Plateau. This complex of ...  Read more

Church of St Barbara

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 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

Cairo Tower

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 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


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

Nile River

4.5 star rating: Recommended 300 Reviews

Measuring 4,150 miles (6,680 kilometers) from end to end, the Nile River is the world’s longest and arguably the most important in the region. Egypt’s some 83 ...  Read more


4 star rating: Recommended 89 Reviews

The Great Sphinx of Giza is the greatest monumental sculpture of the ancient world and measures a massive 240 ft (73 m) long by 66 ft (20 m) high. It is ...  Read more

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

4 star rating: Recommended 78 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Papyrus Institute

4 star rating: Recommended 52 Reviews

Papyrus is an important part of Egypt’s history. The raw material used to make this ancient paper comes from the stalk of the Cyperus papyrus plant, which has ...  Read more

Alabaster Mosque (Mohammad Ali Mosque)

4 star rating: Recommended 28 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

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

Islamic Cairo

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Islamic architecture abounds in Cairo—after all, it is one of the world’s oldest Muslim cities and also known as the City of a Thousand Minarets. The densest ...  Read more

Sultan Hassan Mosque

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Egypt is home to some of the world’s grandest mosques, with some of the most detailed and dazzling located in Cairo. The Sultan Hassan Mosque, situated near ...  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

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