Top Things to See in Cairo

Cairo is the largest city in the Arab world and was founded in 969 AD. It is a huge city that combines amazing structures that have centuries as well as modern buildings. You will literally be traveling along different moments in time as you explore the city.

5 Things to See in Cairo:

1. Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx – These 3 pyramids and the sphinx are the main reason why people visit Cairo. They might be often crowded, but seeing these huge monuments is worth the trouble. It is simply impressive.

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2. Khan el Khalili Market and Islamic Cairo – It is a huge market located in the part of the city called “Islamic Cairo” where you can get lost in. you don’t even need to buy, it is a great way to see the daily life of locals as well as handcrafts and fabrics.

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3. The Citadel – It is a fortification near the center of el Cairo. Along the wall you can see mosques and museums. You also get a great view of the whole city. You can walk around the place, because there is a part of I that is closed to cars.

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4. Egyptian Museum – This museum is home to an invaluable collection that tells the story of the ancient Egyptian culture. It may not be the best museum out there, and you will need a guide, but it is worth walking around it to learn about one of the most influential cultures from the ancient world.

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5. Cairo Tower – You can climb to the top of the tower to see the whole city and the nearby Nile. It was built in 1961 and its design resembles a lotus flower.

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