Cairo Things to Do

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  • 51. Bab Zawayla

    Bab Zawayla is the southern gate of the Fatimid walled city: if you're doing a walking tour of Fatimid Cairo it'll often be either the starting point or the end of your walk. Its another of those...

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  • 52. Cinéma Metro

    Cinéma Metro is a classic Art Déco theatre in downtown Cairo. It was built in 1940 by MGM to show their films and was the first cinema to have air conditioning in the city. Its inauguration was with a...

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  • 53. Midan Talaat Harb

    Under its previous name, Rondpoint Soliman Pacha, after the 19th century French-born Egyptian army general Soliman Pacha el-Fransawi (né Joseph Anthelme Sève), Talaat Harb Square was once the...

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  • 54. Museum of Islamic Art

    4 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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  • 55. Bab El-Futuh or the Gate of Conquest

    The gate where you should be starting your tour of Islamic Cairo (popular route start, or is it?), I started mine at this point. Located at the north end of the once most popular Mui'z Street. Futuh...

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  • 56. 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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  • 57. 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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  • 58. Gayer Anderson Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Besides the Ibn Tulun Mosque stands two of the city's most interesting houses, the Beit Amna bint Salim (1540) & the "house of the Cretan woman" (Beit al-Kritliyya, 1632). They were originally two...

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  • 59. The Coptic Museum

    700 years of Egypt's Christian history - both secular and religious - are to be found in the calm, quiet galleries of Cairo's Coptic museum. The place is an absolute treasury of works of every...

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  • 60. 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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  • 61. 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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  • 62. Abu el Dahab Mosque

    Built in 1774, this Ottoman-period mosque has a dome reminiscent of turco-byzantine architecture. It is located across the street from el Azhar Mosque and Khan el Khalili. The mosque is used by el...

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  • 63. Mosque of Mahmoud Moharram

    This late Ottoman-period mosque was built in a Mamluke revival style. This was unique during the time when Ottoman architecture was the standard style, known for its more floral decorations and...

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  • 64. 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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  • 65. Al Azhar University

    Together with the Mosque it evolved to become the religious center of Egypt. The university itself was established in 988. It is the oldest or the second oldest university in the whole world as it is...

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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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