7 Things To Do In Cairo

7 Unmissable Things To Do In Cairo

Cairo is Egypt’s most populous city and for good reason. There is such a huge wealth of history here that leaves visitors with so many things to do in Cairo.

From the famous pyramids of Giza to Islamic art museums and beautiful mosques, you won’t be bored here.

Here are the seven unmissable things to do in Cairo.

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1. Visit the Giza Pyramids

Just how the Colosseum is Rome’s, Cairo has its own historical treasure, the great Giza Pyramids. These Pyramids are the final remaining wonder of the ancient world and questions of how they were exactly built are still unknown.

The crown jewel of ancient landmarks, you absolutely can’t come to Cairo without visiting these Pyramids.

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2. Great Sphinx of Giza

Nearby the Giza Pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza. You might recognise this limestone statue that is part-man and part-egylion.

Standing almost 70 feet tall and nearly 250 feet long, it’s impossible to miss this landmark and is great to see up close.

Great Sphinx of Giza

3. Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum houses the world’s most influential collection of ancient artifacts. There are a wealth of treasures in this museum that you must see for yourself including treasures of the great pharaohs including the infamous Tutankhamen.

Take a journey back into ancient time and learn some history along the way at this Egyptian Museum.

Egyptian Museum

4. Cairo Citadel

Cairo Citadel is an ancient fort from the Islamic-era and was once the where the Egyptian rulers once lived between the 13th and 19th centuries. Its location was strategical in that it was high up on a hill to give it a vantage point overlooking the city for any invaders.

Today it is a preserved UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a great place to visit.

Cairo Citadel

5. Al Azhar Mosque

Al Azhar Mosque is one of Cairo’s first mosques that was built in 970 AD. Today, the Mosque is an independent university that teaches religious studies as well as science and medicine.

Admission is free at this grandiose Mosque. Since it is still a sacred place, proper clothing that covers up arms and legs are required.

Al Azhar Mosque

6. Museum of Islamic Art

The Museum of Islamic Art is one of the world’s best curated museums and displays the greatest collection of Islamic art ever assembled. With over 80,000 items on display, the items hold historic and artistic value.

To get a greater perspective of the role that Islam plays in this region of the world, visit this amazing Museum of Islamic Art.

Museum of Islamic Art

7. Cairo Tower

Cairo Tower is right up there with the Giza Pyramids in terms of most notable landmarks in Cairo. Standing a tall 187m high, the Tower provides guests with gorgeous panoramic views of Cairo where you can get otherworldly views of the Giza Pyramids.

For views of the Giza Pyramids you won’t be able to find anywhere else in the city, make your way up to the top of Cairo Tower.

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James Wan

Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, James has always had an inquisitive nature and traveling is now his biggest passion. His biggest thrills are visiting places he's never been to and exploring different cultures. James counts Athens, Tokyo, and Rome as the top three places he's visited.

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