Cairo

Things to Do & Attractions in Cairo

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Djoser's Pyramid

4.5 star rating: Recommended 280 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 326 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

El Alamein War Cemetery

El Alamein, situated on the Mediterranean coast around four hours north of Cairo, is the site of where two battles were fought during World War II. The War ...  Read more

El Mokattam Mountain Cave Church (Monastery of St Simon)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

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

El Mu'ayyad Mosque

4.5 star rating: Recommended 151 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

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

Giza Plateau

4.5 star rating: Recommended 34 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

Giza Pyramids

4.5 star rating: Recommended 803 Reviews

The sole survivor of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Pyramids of Giza still live up to more than 4,000 years of hype. Their extraordinary shape, geometry ...  Read more

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

4 star rating: Recommended 75 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

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

Khan al-Khalili

4.5 star rating: Recommended 121 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

Memphis

4.5 star rating: Recommended 351 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

Mosque of Amr ibn al-As

Constructed in 642 AD under orders of the commander of the Muslim army that conquered Egypt, the Mosque of Amr ibn al-As was the first mosque to ever be ...  Read more

Mosque of Ibn Tulun

Whether it’s the oldest mosque in Cairo or not (there is some debate about this), the Mosque of Ibn Tulun is certainly the largest, and most definitely worthy ...  Read more

Nile River

4.5 star rating: Recommended 298 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

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