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  • 26. Coptic Cairo - Babylon Fortress

    this will be my pictures of the parts of the Babylon Fortress seen from inside the hanging church. the hanging church of Cairo is so named as the church was built on the foundations of the Babylon...

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  • 27. Coptic Cairo - Ben Ezra Synagogue

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Ben Ezra Synagogue was formerly a Coptic Church in the Coptic Quarter but the Coptic Christians were forced to sell it to a rich Egyptian Jew at the Time to pay for the Jizya (tax on Non Muslims)...

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  • 28. Opera House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 29. City of the Dead

    4 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 30. Midan El Hussein

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Midan Hussein is the square in the middle of Islamic Cairo between Al-Azhar Mosque and the Mosque of Sayyidna al-Hussein. Ii is a popular meeting place for the locals. The square is fairly large lined...

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  • 31. Camel Ride

    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...

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  • 32. Dahshur

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dashur site has 3 pyramids - The Bent Pyramid, the Black Pyramid and the Red Pyramid. The Bent Pyramid is different in its structure. It isn’t like the other pyramids that have sharp corners all the...

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  • 33. Al Rifai Mosque

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Al Rifa'i or Royal mosque was built to replace a small shrine to the medieval Islamic saint Al Rifa'i. It was commissioned in 1869 by the mother of the then Pasha, Khedive Isma'il for a dual...

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  • 34. Mosque of Sultan Hassan

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    One of the early mosques. It is large and inside there is a wonderful sense of light and shadow. The hanging lanterns, the arches, the muwaddah for ablutions, the minbar all are interesting. The...

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  • 35. Alabaster Sphinx

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    In the remains of Memphis, near the yellow concrete pavilion, which houses the thirteen meters high colossus of Ramses II, stands the massive limestone Alabaster Sphinx. It was carved probably in...

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  • 36. Zoo

    2 out of 5 stars

    Because of the Avian Flu epidemic the zoo was closed for a few months in 2006, but at end of May it reopened. It is not one of the best zoos we have seen. Animals are sometimes kept in small cages and...

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  • 37. Downtown

    Just a few hundred meters away from Historic Tahrir Square is the European Quarter of the City of Cairo, located in Downtown. The Quarter hosts a number of International Embassies and Roman Catholic...

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  • 38. The Yacoubian Building

    I've seen the award-winning movie "The Yacoubian Building" twice and it was really a nice movie, considered to be Egypt's highest budgeted film ever. The theme of the movie was controversial, directed...

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  • 39. Alabaster Mosque

    Nested in the heart of Cairo is the Alabaster Mosque. In all my travels, it is a most memorable one, maybe second behind Sultanamet's (Blue) Mosque in Istanbul. The interior is wonderfully kept. The...

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  • 40. Gayer Anderson House

    This is actually two houses joined together, both of considerable antiquity (one sixteenth and the other seventeenth century) Their preservation and restoration is thanks to a Brit who went a bit...

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  • 41. Wikala of Al Ghouri

    Constructed in 1505, Wikala el-Ghouri is a caravanserai that once housed merchants and goods arriving in Cairo. Although a separate building, it is part of the large el-Ghouri complex, built by one of...

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  • 42. Mahmud Pasha Mosque

    Located just below the Citadel, the Mahmud Pasha Mosque is one of several old mosques in the area. It was built in the 16th century in the early Ottoman period, but followed a Mamluke architectural...

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  • 43. Memphis Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Ramses II room will be located in Memphis Museum, the entrance fee will be included in Memphis Museum ticket (30LE,in February 2007). The room will located on your right, behind the security...

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  • 44. Bab Zuweila

    The only surviving southern city gate from the Fatimid period, Bab Zuweila was built in 1092. In the 15th century, the stunning red and white striped Mosque of al-Mu'ayyad was built adjacent to Bab...

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  • 45. Midan Tahrir

    the world Knows Tahrir Square since this public Square, located in the middle of Midan Tahrir District of Cairo was the epicenter of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, which led to the ousting of Hosni...

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  • 46. Coptic Cairo - St Barbara Church-Sitt Barbara

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The church was founded in the 5th Century by a wealthy scribe called Athanasius, and was originally dedicated to Abu Kir and Yohanna (or St. Cyrus and St. John). The legend said that Barbara, the...

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  • 47. Ibrahim Pacha Statue

    Midan Opera is very nice square in downtown Cairo. The feature of the place is Ibrahim Pacha Statue. As the great Pasha was often seen on the horse back, the artist, Charles Henri Joseph Cordier...

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  • 48. Tomb of Ptah Hotep

    5 out of 5 stars

    The hieroglyphics on the walls are not just painted on but actually carved so that they are raised from the wall. You can’t take photographs in the tombs, I took these without a flash when the guard...

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  • 49. Museum of Islamic Art

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    While the majority of the visitors tend to seek Egyptian antiquities, one must not forget the 1400 years of Islamic heritage in Egypt. Numerous Islamic empires passed through Egypt and left treasures...

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  • 50. Military National Museum

    The Military Museum, located in the Citadel, contains a collections of weapons and costums illustratiing warfare in Egypt from ancient times. Notable are its artifacts of the 1956 Anglo-French-Israeli...

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  • sharatkum's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2012 at 4:57 AM

    This is the best time to visit Egypt. Got back from there after a wonderful holidays. Don't believe the media and the travel advisory.

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