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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.

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Souq Al-Khayamiya “Tentmakers’ Market”
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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 excursion. In ...

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

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Al-Muizz Li-Din Allah Fatimid Street
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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 the ...

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Museum of Islamic Art
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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 finally ...

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

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The Great Sphinx
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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 sculptures. The ...

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Gayer Anderson Museum (Beyt El Kritliyya)
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Bayt al-kritliyya is one of the most beautiful and intriguing examples of 17th-century Arab residential architecture still standing in Cairo, and it provides ...

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Dahshur Pyramids
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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 Pyramids ...

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National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC)
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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 it was a ...

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Old Cairo
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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 streets and ...

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Sites of Islamic Medieval Cairo
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There are 651 buildings from Medieval Cairo listed in the index produced by the Survey of Egypt in 1951 including mosques, Madrasas, mausoleums, Khanqahs, ...

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Saqqara Pyramids (Djoser’s Complex)
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Saqqara (Sakkara) is the largest ancient site in Egypt, was one of the cemeteries of Memphis together with Dahshur, Abu Rawash, Abu Sir, and Giza. It ...

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