The Egyptian museum was founded in 1857 and right now it contains the world largest collection of Egyptian and Greco-roman articrafts.
The museum is huge and you would need days if you wanted to... more
The pyramids and the sphinx are about one hour far from Cairo downtown, may be more depending on the traffic.
We decided to visit the last surviving one of the seven wonders of the world on earky... more
Khan Ali Kalili is Cairo biggest open air market.
It is somehow not changed since the 14th century and there are people that work here for generations. It is located in the heart of Islamic Cairo and... more
The citadel is located at the bottom of Moqattam' Hills, Saladin in 1176 started to build it, and he is said to have used stones from the small pyramids of Giza.
The only things remaining from the... more
While making the list of ‘Must Dos’ for our quick Egyptian trip, I felt confused what type of boat to choose for a Nile hangout. The hotel type ‘Nile Cruise’ with all the amenities and luxuries and... more
Coptic Cairo is a part of Old Cairo which encompasses the Babylon Fortress, the Coptic Museum, the Hanging Church, the Greek Church of St. George and many other Coptic churches and historical sites.
This is probably the place the offers the best view of the city, well not expect anything really exciting as the pollution creates a sort of fog that covers everything. The tower is located in Zamalek... more
Less known and visited than Giza's pyramids, this is the older one discovered in Egypt.
The adjacent temple is interesting and well displayed. there are also a few and beautiful mastabas open to... more
The hanging church is considered to be the oldest church in old Cairo area. It is caked hanging because it was built on the ruines of two old towers that remains from an old fortress that was known as... more
Saint Virgin Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church, that is the official name of the Hanging Church, so called because of it's location. When you enter the gate, you will notice that the church's entrance is... more
At the end of the Tanoura show at Al-Ghouri Mausoleum, it was clearly evident that each one from the stunned audience - which consisted of people belonging to different continents - had not ever seen... more
There are no signs of the old Memphis, except the archaeological remains collected in this museum.
Far from the richness of Cairo's museum, the facts that it is mainly an open air museum, and the... more
We walked from the city of the dead to the nearby Al Azhar Park -- from dust to grass. Not very far, about 15 minutes.
After getting tired of the bustling and exhausting city tours, it's really a... more
Islamic Cairo, often referred to as Fatimid Cairo, is extremely fascinating, as this part of the city has changed little in perhaps 500 years. It was the centre of Cairo for 8 centuries, from its... more
On the south side of the main courtyard of the citadel we find the Mohamed Ali mosque, which is also known as the alabaster mosque, this is definitely one of the citadel main attractions. It was begun... more
This is the one of the oldest mosques in Cairo and sources like Encyclopaedia Britannica state 'arguably the oldest mosque in Egypt in its original form'. It was constructed from mud bricks and was... more
I think that the idea of the village is good however the execution is weak. It is a purely commercial project where you feel exploited with the guides trying to push you to spend money on food or... more
A greek orthodox church, the Orthodox Church of St. George is the only round church in Egypt. Originally built during the 10th century, the present church standing is actually built in 1904.
The Sphinx is located at the base of the Pyramid of Khafre.Sphinxes were guardian deities in Egyptian mythology.It is a human head attached to a lion's body.This Sphinx measures 73m long and 20m... more
This is the main greek orthodox church in Egypt. This is also the only round church in Egypt and this was not to imitate the church of the holy sepulchre in Jerusalem, but just for a practical reason,... more
The modern Cairo Opera House was built in 1988 with Japanese cooperation. Its monumental location in the heart of the Gezira, the northern Nile island in the centre of Cairo, was a symbolic move meant... more
Al-Azhar is one of Cairo's most historic places. It is a mosque, university and cultural center. Built by Gawhar Al-Sikilly, Al Azhar was the first mosque in the Fatimid Cairo. Construction started in... more
We attempted for 3 times (3 days) to go to Alexandria --- first attempt, ticket was expensive at 9am, 1st class only at EGP50, the following day, no available seats (eid holidays) until the 2pm train... more
Built in 1154 and named after the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, Hussein Ibn Ali. Hussein's head is believed to be buried on the mosque's ground making it one of Cairo's holiest Islamic site.
best way to see the pyramids is making a camel ride..
you can decide with the camel owners how long and how far you want to take the camel ride..
not cheap but worth the money (about 30-50 euro per... more
Cairo is a city of many cities. Throughout its many millennia and several names, Memphis, Babylon, Fustat, or Cairo, Africa's largest city has been a centre of great importance to many civilisations,...
The first thing that struck me when I arrived in Cairo was the chaos. The airport itself, depending on whether you arrive at the old or new terminals, has nothing to welcome you. If there is a health...
Without a doubt my visit to Cairo was unforgettable.
Months passed since my return home and I'm still thinking of the beautiful moments spent there, wishing to be back and explore more.
When I wrote...