Bridges, Cairo

4 Reviews

Know about this? Rate It!

hide
  • Happy kids on Tahrir bridge
    Happy kids on Tahrir bridge
    by yedo
  • A proud fisherman
    A proud fisherman
    by yedo
  • have a look
    have a look
    by sarrahh
  • yedo's Profile Photo

    A walk on the bridges crossing the Nile

    by yedo Updated Jul 16, 2005
    A proud fisherman

    If you're lucky enough to avoid all the tourist package tours and take your time walking around in this big city its a good idea to stay close to the Nile . You just have to get used to the crazy traffic first , believe me you will get used to it... so walk across El tahrir bridge and watch the cruise boats and other river traffic passing by or watch the locals fishing. They caught some very small but I think eatable fish... and as always its easy to get in contact with the local people.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Beograd's Profile Photo

    Bridges

    by Beograd Updated Mar 9, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    On the Bridge

    You definitlly shouldn't and can't miss bridges on the Nile in Cairo. This is the University bridge. I have been told that in the long and hot summer days, people in Cairo try to cool a bit in the evening on the Nile river. So, Ashraf took us there to see that. I was amazed to see how many people just park their cars on the bridge and do nothing else but chill. I instantly remembered bridges in Belgrade and what a traffic jam this sort of popular relaxation would cause. But not there...

    From the bridge you get to see the Nile, of course, fancy boat-restaurants, bright lights of Cairo's best hotels and all of a sudden, you forget The City of Dead and the powerty you get to see in the day light. It is beautiful and most certainly a must see activity.

    Related to:
    • School Holidays

    Was this review helpful?

  • DunaKal's Profile Photo

    Asr El Nil bridge!

    by DunaKal Written Aug 17, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Lion Statue at Qasr el Nil Bridge

    Many times I have walked along this bridge side walk,,It connects you from the Opera house to the Samiramis hotel&Hilnan Shepard hotel.
    If you pass though this bridge by night you will see many couples dreaming together and staring at the Nile under the moonlight.
    And if you`re lucky and pass on a Thursday night(when most weddings are held)you will find a new wed couples having their pictures taken.
    you can see the famous lion statues decorating the old "Qasr El nil" bridge.

    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Adventure Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • DunaKal's Profile Photo

    Sixth of October Bridge

    by DunaKal Updated Aug 17, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The bridge by night

    This bridge is the longest and the highest I have ever seen,(named after the battle between Egypt and Isreal in 1973).
    It links Cairo to the 6th of October city,about 15 km and growing.
    To me just passing over this bridge brings so much memories,starting from the time I arrive to Cairo(I have to cross ths bridge on my way to my apartment)til the time I leave Cairo.It can be very busy infact 50% of Cairo`s traffic gets on the 6th of October bridge(AL-Ahram weekly news paper).
    many developments has been made on this bridge since it was built.

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Cairo

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

87 travelers online now

Comments

View all Cairo hotels