14 Sights in Cairo, Egypt (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Cairo, Egypt. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 14 sights are available in Cairo, Egypt.

Sightseeing Tours in Cairo

1. Egyptian Museum

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The Egyptian Museum in Cairo, commonly known as simply the Egyptian Museum, located in Cairo, Egypt, houses the largest collection of Egyptian antiquities in the world. It houses over 120,000 items, with a representative amount on display. Located in a building built in 1901, it is the largest museum in Africa. Among its masterpieces are Pharaoh Tutankhamun's treasure, including its iconic gold burial mask, widely considered one of the best-known works of art in the world and a prominent symbol of ancient Egypt.

Wikipedia: Egyptian Museum (EN)

2. Coptic Cairo

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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. It is believed in Christian tradition that the Holy Family visited this area and stayed at the site of Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church. Coptic Cairo was a stronghold for Christianity in Egypt both before and during the Islamic era, as most of its churches were built after the Muslim conquest of Egypt in the 7th century.

Wikipedia: Coptic Cairo (EN)

3. El Tahrir Square

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Tahrir Square, also known as "Martyr Square", is a major public town square in downtown Cairo, Egypt. The square has been the location and focus for political demonstrations in Cairo since the early 20th century; the city's previous central square was Salah al-Din Square.

Wikipedia: Tahrir Square (EN)

4. Cairo Tower

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The Cairo Tower is a free-standing concrete tower in Cairo, Egypt. At 187 m (614 ft), it was the tallest structure in Egypt for 37 years until 1998, when it was surpassed by the Suez Canal overhead powerline crossing. It was the tallest structure in North Africa for 21 years until 1982, when it was surpassed by the Nador transmitter in Morocco. It was the tallest structure in Africa for one year until 1962, when it was surpassed by Sentech Tower in South Africa.

Wikipedia: Cairo Tower (EN)

5. Salah El Din Citadel

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Salah El Din CitadelAhmed Al.Badawy from Cairo, Egypt / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Citadel of Cairo or Citadel of Saladin is a medieval Islamic-era fortification in Cairo, Egypt, built by Salah ad-Din (Saladin) and further developed by subsequent Egyptian rulers. It was the seat of government in Egypt and the residence of its rulers for nearly 700 years from the 13th to the 19th centuries. Its location on a promontory of the Mokattam hills near the center of Cairo commands a strategic position overlooking the city and dominating its skyline. When it was constructed it was among the most impressive and ambitious military fortification projects of its time. It is now a preserved historic site, including mosques and museums.

Wikipedia: Cairo Citadel (EN)

6. Cathedral of the Nativity

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Cathedral of the Nativity

The Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ is a Coptic Orthodox cathedral in the as-yet-unnamed New Administrative Capital, Egypt, some 45 km east of Cairo. It was commissioned by the President of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and inaugurated on 6 January 2019 by President el-Sisi and the Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria Tawadros II. It is the largest church in the Middle East, and the largest Oriental Orthodox church in the world by area.

Wikipedia: Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ, Cairo (EN)

7. Saint George's Church

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The Church of St. George is a Greek Orthodox church within the Babylon Fortress in Coptic Cairo. It is part of the Holy Patriarchal Monastery of St George under the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and all Africa. The church dates back to the 10th century. The current structure was rebuilt following a 1904 fire, construction was finished in 1909. Since 2009, the monastery's hegumen has had the rank of bishop with title Bishop Babylonos.

Wikipedia: Church of St. George (Cairo) (EN)

8. Al-Fattah Al-Aleem Mosque

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Al-Fattah Al-Aleem Mosque is one of the mosques in the New Administrative Capital in Egypt with a modern and distinctive Islamic architectural style. The mosque is located at the entrance to the Administrative Capital on the Middle Ring Road, and was inaugurated on January 6, 2019 at the same time as the opening of the Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ, which is the largest cathedral in the Middle East and is located in the same city.

Wikipedia: مسجد الفتاح العليم (القاهرة) (AR)

9. Baron Empain Palace

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The Baron Empain Palace, better known as Le Palais Hindou, is a distinctive and historic Hindu temple inspired mansion in Heliopolis, a suburb northeast of central Cairo, Egypt. It was founded by Edward Louis Joseph Empain, a Belgian businessman who was awarded the title of "Baron" by the King of Belgium due to his contribution to the Paris Metro and tramway lines connecting Belgium, Northern France, and Holland.

Wikipedia: Baron Empain Palace (EN)

10. Heliopolis Presidential Palace

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Heliopolis Presidential Palace Presidential Press and Information Office / CC BY 4.0

The Heliopolis Palace is one of the three Egyptian presidential palaces and residences, the others being Montaza Palace and Ras el-Tin Palace, for the executive office of the President of Egypt. It is located in the suburb of Heliopolis, northeast of central Cairo and east of the Nile in Egypt. It was originally built as the grand Heliopolis Palace Hotel in 1910. Now it is for the use of the President of Egypt.

Wikipedia: Heliopolis Palace (EN)

11. Coptic Museum

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The Coptic Museum is a museum in Coptic Cairo, Egypt with the largest collection of Coptic Christian artifacts in the world. It was founded by Marcus Simaika in 1908 to house Coptic antiquities. The museum traces the history of Egypt from its beginnings to the present day. It was erected on 8,000 square meter land offered by the Coptic Orthodox Church, under the guardianship of Pope Cyril V.

Wikipedia: Coptic Museum (EN), Website

12. Unknown Soldier Memorial

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The Unknown Soldier Memorial in Cairo is a pyramid-shaped monument in Nasr City. Its construction was ordered by president Anwar Sadat in 1974 in honor of Egyptians and Arabs who lost their lives in the 1973 October War. It was inaugurated in October 1975. The site was also chosen for the president's tomb after his assassination in October 1981.

Wikipedia: Unknown Soldier Memorial (Egypt) (EN)

13. Museum of Islamic Art

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The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Cairo, Egypt is considered one of the greatest museums in the world, with its exceptional collection of rare woodwork and plaster artefacts, as well as metal, ceramic, glass, crystal, and textile objects of all periods, from all over the Islamic world.

Wikipedia: Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo (EN)

14. Kekhya Mosque

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Kekhya Mosque

Osman Katkhuda Al-Kazdaghli Mosque or Al-Kikhia Mosque, is one of the mosques established in the era of the Ottoman Empire in Egypt, this mosque is located in the Azbakeya neighborhood at the intersection of Ibrahim Street with Qasr Al-Nil Street.

Wikipedia: مسجد عثمان كتخدا (AR)


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