Cairo

Things to Do & Attractions in Cairo

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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

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

Cairo Opera House

The Cairo Opera House was first built in 1869 as the Khedivial (Royal) Opera House; it was the first on the African continent and staged a performance of ...  Read more

Cairo Tower

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 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

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

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 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 star rating: Recommended 71 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

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