Cairo

Things to Do & Attractions in Cairo

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Pyramid of Djoser

4.5 star rating: Recommended 305 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

El Mu'ayyad Mosque

4.5 star rating: Recommended 177 Reviews

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, ...  Read more

Khan al-Khalili

4.5 star rating: Recommended 130 Reviews

Jaundiced travelers often dismiss the Khan al-Khalili as a tourist trap; there's no ignoring the fact that it's a favored stop of tour buses and has all the ...  Read more

Great Pyramid of Giza (Khufu)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 108 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

Sphinx

4.5 star rating: Recommended 91 Reviews

One of the largest and oldest monumental statues in the world, the 66-foot-tall (20-meter-tall) Sphinx of Giza is an iconic symbol of Ancient Egypt. This ...  Read more

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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 82 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

Coptic Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 76 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

Pyramid of Menkaure

4.5 star rating: Recommended 58 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 53 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 41 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

Cairo Tower

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 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

Nile River

4.5 star rating: Recommended 313 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

Papyrus Institute

4 star rating: Recommended 57 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 30 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

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