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Cairo Attractions

Travelers frequently return to Egypt to experience more of Cairo attractions. Cairo is one of the world’s most populous megacities. Cairo is a city that travelers love and loathe in equal measure. It is as gorgeous and rich in ancient finery as it is perplexing and an assault on the senses for first-time visitors. Its sheer volume of noise, smog, and traffic might make a first visit tough to manage, but Egypt’s capital has so much to offer those who look past its issues. Cairo, full of vitality, is where you can really get a sense of Egyptian street life. No vacation to Egypt is complete without a stop in Umm al-Dunya, as it is known in Arabic (The Mother of the World). The Giza Pyramids are the main tourist attraction that everyone comes to see, but the city itself is filled with important structures that span centuries of history. There are so many things to do in Cairo that you’ll only be able to scratch the surface in a single visit. Use our list of the best attractions and things to do in Cairo to help you concentrate your visit and organize your time.

The step pyramid of King Djoser in Saqqara

The Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara is one of Egypt’s most important archaeological sites. While it may not be as striking or well-known as the ...

Al Hussein Mosque

The Al Hussein mosque is one of Egypt's most beautiful sacred Islamic structures, dedicated to Al-Hussein, the Prophet Mohammed's grandson. It is ...

Souq Al-Khayamiya “Tentmakers’ Market”

After seeing the most intriguing ancient landmarks and sightseeing, one of the most fun activities you can do in Egypt is going on a shopping ...

The Grand Egyptian Museum

The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), also known as the Giza Museum, is a proposed museum of ancient Egyptian antiquities. Its purpose is to guarantee ...

Al-Muizz Li-Din Allah Fatimid Street

High taxation and bad governance by the Ikhshidid Abbasids, who had governed Egypt from 905 AD, had devastated the area and its capital, Fustat when ...

Museum of Islamic Art

Due to severe damage caused by a car bomb assault in 2014, this museum was forced to close its doors to the public for several years, but it has ...

Imhotep Museum at Saqqara.

Who is Imhotep? Imhotep was a brilliant architect who also made significant contributions to art and many disciplines of medicine, making him one ...

The Great Sphinx

A lion with a human head lies on the eastern side of the Giza plateau, with the pyramids in the backdrop, and is one of the world's biggest ...

Gayer Anderson Museum (Beyt El Kritliyya)

Bayt al-kritliyya is one of the most beautiful and intriguing examples of 17th-century Arab residential architecture still standing in Cairo, and it ...

Dahshur Pyramids

Pharaoh Sneferu (Snofru or Snefru) (r. 2613-2589 BCE) constructed three big pyramids and maybe two smaller ones. The cut and prepared stone of his ...

National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC)

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) is located in Al-Fustat, Egypt's first capital after the Arab Islamic conquest in 641 A.D, and ...

Old Cairo

Old Cairo, Masr al Qadima, lies within the old Roman fortress of Babylon, which was not only a walled but a heavily fortified city, with a narrow ...

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