Culture & Travel

25 September 2020
Places to Visit in Cairo

Let us explore Cairo together, which is one of the first spots in any trip to Egypt with its Egyptian description as “the Mother of the Earth”.

Giza Pyramids

As the largest touristic attraction in Egypt, Giza Pyramids are also the first stop in Cairo. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the last “untouched” ancient Wonder of the World. It creates one of the best views in the world with the other pyramids on the Giza plane. 

    What to do there:  

• Discovering the pyramids from the inside

• Taking a selfie with the Sphinx

• Observing the panoramic view

• Seeing the Khufu Ship

• Riding a Camel

Egyptian Museum

Your second stop in Egypt must be the Egyptian Museum, which contains the greatest Egyptian artifacts collection in the world. The museum hosts mind-blowing statues and treasures as well as the golden tombs of Tutankhamun, chambers of royal mummies, and the massive golden mask. 

Islamic Cairo

Islamic Cairo is the historical heart of Cairo. This area hosts the largest historical architecture collections of the Islamic world. Many mosques, madrassas, fortifications, and tombs were left from Egypt’s Islamic Era (from 639 to the beginning of the 16th Century), making Cairo one of the oldest Islamic cities in the world. Islamic Cairo even became a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1979.

Islamic Cairo is full of sights to see and things to do. It has a wide area and is close to the city center. You can spend days in Islamic Cairo only by idly walking around the labyrinth-like streets, but many visitors only want to visit important spots.

Sights to see in Islamic Cairo include:

• The Citadel of Saladin

• Al-Muizz li-Din Allah al-Fatima Street

• Bab Zuweila

• Khan el-Khalili

• The Mosque of Ibn Tulun

• Al-Azhar Mosque: as one of the oldest mosques in Cairo

• The Museum of Islamic Art

• Al-Azhar Park

• The Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan

• Al-Rifa'i Mosque

Spending a day on these attractions will ensure a day filled with unforgettable memories.

Al Moez Ldin Allah Al Fatmi Street

This is a significant street with a rather long name. Also known as “al-Muizz” in short, the street is one of the oldest in Cairo and is the home to a couple of the most important memorials of the historical Cairo.

It stretches from the Bab Zuweila in the South to the Bab al-Futuh in the North for about 1 km. There is a surprising number of madrassas, mosques, shops, markets, and hammams on this short street. Because it is a crowded and noisy place, it might be a little overwhelming for some visitors.

There is a Tent Makers Market in the South of Bab Zuweila and al-Muizz. This market-street is about 300 meters long filled with colorful fabrics, hand-made blankets, cushions, bed sheets, and tents. Yes, we admit that it is loud and chaotic, but the locals are also very friendly. Walking on Al-Muizz accompanied by tasty street foods will be an unforgettable Cairo memory.