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Mohamed Ali Mosque
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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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Mosque of Al-Azhar
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Church of St. Barbara
Sacred & Religious Sites
Suleiman Pasha Mosque
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Old City (Coptic Cairo)
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Muez El Deen Allah Street
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Egyptian Air Force Museum
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Khan Al-Khalili
Flea & Street Markets, Shopping Malls, Architectural Buildings
Citadel (Al-Qalaa)
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North Pyramid (Piramide Roja)
Architectural Buildings, Ancient Ruins, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary)
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Dahshur Cairo
#1 of 101 Sights & Landmarks in Cairo Governorate
... with few tourists, enjoyed the visits inside the red pyramid but also the countryside and the stark contrast between the plantations of date palm trees and the barren desert where the historic sites are located.
Visiting the pyramid in Dahshur, Khafre and Saqqara permits a close view of the art as it was perfected over time.
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Gizeh Plateau Cairo
#2 of 101 Sights & Landmarks in Cairo Governorate
It exceeded my expectations thanks to an awesome Egyptologist we hired through Emo tours to guide us through all the sites.
Definitely worth it to take a camel ride (ask for Ali and Snoopy the camel--Ali made the trip really fun!) to get an unparalleled view of the pyramids from the desert!
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Khafre, the second pyramid Cairo
#3 of 101 Sights & Landmarks in Cairo Governorate
As part ot the Great Pyramid site, must be seen, If you look closely at the top it is the only pyramid that still has some of the smooth sandstone intact.
Visiting the pyramid in Dahshur, Khafre and Saqqara permits a close view of the art as it was perfected over time.
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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids Cairo
#4 of 101 Sights & Landmarks in Cairo Governorate
The views and the sights of the step pyramid are truly amazing The surrounding areas are really interesting and the step pyramid is even older than the great pyramids of Giza The site is continually being upgraded...
Much more atmospheric than the better-known pyramids of Giza, Saqqara is what one imagines an Egyptian pyramid site will be like: in the desert, beside an oasis, away from touristic hordes, with wonderful pyramids...
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Cave Church Cairo
#5 of 101 Sights & Landmarks in Cairo Governorate
This is a modern built church, full of character and history, it is in an open cave like site, it has many icons carved into the rock and is huge, there were guides and they were very helpful
... tunnel, after that the visitor could see many rows of seats well-arranged in parallel from the outer cave to the it's inner side.All in all, it's a fascinate view of such church, and it is worth visiting indeed.
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Sharia Al Mu'izz Li-Din Allah Cairo
#6 of 101 Sights & Landmarks in Cairo Governorate
This street is full of rich history ,taking you back in time to amazing historic sites ,great area for outdoor walking with amazing cafes and restaurants
Beautiful buildings and fascinating sights everywhere you look
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Memphis and Sakkara Cairo
#7 of 101 Sights & Landmarks in Cairo Governorate
He had amazing knowledge and passion for the history of these site..highly recommended for everyone with the interest of the ancient history of these incredible sites
Our personal Egyptologist guide provided an educational and informative tour of all the sites, pointing out important details, without overwhelming us.
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Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya) Cairo
#8 of 101 Sights & Landmarks in Cairo Governorate
We had so much fun that day we visited the mosque and the museum together and climbed the ma'azana and the view was great The museum is well organized and I guarantee you'll like it
Gayer-Anderson was a collector of things and this site, which consists of two houses built in the 1600s joined together to make one large 3 story house has an amazing and varied collection of 'stuff', everything f...
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Mosque of Ibn Tulun Cairo
#9 of 101 Sights & Landmarks in Cairo Governorate
I recommend you get a guide to take you to this amazing Mosque so they can explain the amazing and beautiful inscriptions and then climb up the stairs to see the most fantastic view of Cairo.
It feels like something from the past, like the moment you walk into it, you just fel you stepped into ancient civillisation, my favorite mosque and recommend climb the top of the minaret, the views are stunning a...
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Old City (Coptic Cairo) Cairo
#10 of 101 Sights & Landmarks in Cairo Governorate
The old city in Cairo is full of wonderful historical sites where you can see history in every corner, many traditional cafes, souvenir shops, traditional cloth shops and many other activities, also many tradition...
The Coptic museum is humble but still worth a visit and the nearby Hanging Church, Mar Guirguis and the Mosque of Amr Ibn el 3as (the site of the first Mosque in Egypt) are must sees.
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Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan Cairo
#11 of 101 Sights & Landmarks in Cairo Governorate
Visit those tourist sites if you must, but save your time for the magnificent Sultan Hassan.
Its old and quite historic, but the views the building are fascinating, worth the visit and best to combine in your islamic tour.
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Islamic Cairo Cairo
#12 of 101 Sights & Landmarks in Cairo Governorate
... quite prepared me for the wondrous and incredible experience of walking through the Sultan Hasan and other Mosques, beautiful streets, Salah Al Din wall entrance, Khan Al Khalli souk and most amazing sites.
Amazing views of the history of Islam and its impact on Egypt from the Citadel to the mosque.
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Statue of Ramesses II Cairo
#13 of 101 Sights & Landmarks in Cairo Governorate
The site is well developed and with elevated walkways gives one an excellent vantage point to look at the craftsmanship involved in making it.
The statue is superb because you are able to view it up close, from the side and from above via an elevated viewing area.
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Mosque of Al-Azhar Cairo
#14 of 101 Sights & Landmarks in Cairo Governorate
I have been in Turkey and visit a lot of Mosque, but this one is also incredible and has an amazing view, you should visit
From here you can get the best views of the mosque’s extraordinary 5 minarets, which cap the building.
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Mohamed Ali Mosque Cairo
#15 of 101 Sights & Landmarks in Cairo Governorate
It is a great trip to visit the mosque and the whole citadel area , it is rich and full of details and great views to the city You can easily spend 2-3 hours there in total seeing the mosques, palace and walking a...
The mosque is very grand and beautiful with great history and significance, the huge bonus was the view of Cairo you get from above, it's amazing seeing the silhouette of the pyramids.
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Menkaure Pyramid Cairo
#16 of 101 Sights & Landmarks in Cairo Governorate
One can easily explore this site very easily without the help of the guide.
Quick tip: if you're a student and under 30 sign up for the International Student Card, you get a discount at almost all historic sites in Egypt.
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Mit Rahina Museum Colossus of Ramses II Cairo
#17 of 101 Sights & Landmarks in Cairo Governorate
This enormous statue can be view in the open air museum at Memphis and is worth a visit.
Maybe not as awesome as the sites at Giza, but definitely well worth visiting.
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Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary) Cairo
#18 of 101 Sights & Landmarks in Cairo Governorate
We visited Coptic Cairo with our Ramasside tour guide and viewed fabulous Christian Churches, one of which housed the site where Mary, Jospeh and the Baby Jesus lived for three months (the longest stay in any one...
This unique church is located above a gatehouse of Babylon Fortress, with it's nave suspended over a passageway you get good views of the fortress below.
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Greek Orthodox Church of St. George (Mari Girgis) Cairo
#19 of 101 Sights & Landmarks in Cairo Governorate
One of the most interesting Coptic Churches to visit and you will vit a holy sites where Jesus Christ together with Holy Family stayed during their visit to Egypt, visit to Mari Girges Church is comparable to visi...
This is history at its best, a view of some of the earliest art forms of Christian art in the Islamic world of Cairo.
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Al Rifai Mosque Cairo
#20 of 101 Sights & Landmarks in Cairo Governorate
Beautiful mosque with lots islamic art and history, The mosque also features a burials section where many of the Egyptian Royals are buried and a special room holding the burial Site of the Last Iranian Shah.
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Zamalek (Gezira Island) Cairo
#21 of 101 Sights & Landmarks in Cairo Governorate
Great view of the Nile, high end restaurants, beautiful scenery and great night life.
it,s island , you can see tow views for nile from it also you can find old buildings and you can feel old egypt in it
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Citadel (Al-Qalaa) Cairo
#22 of 101 Sights & Landmarks in Cairo Governorate
Many people think that Mohamed Ali the greatest ruler of Egypt from 1805 was the builder of the Citadel, the reason is that the most remarkable landmark in the Citadel is Mohamed Ali's Mosque built from alabaster.
The most imposing building in the citadel is the Magnificent Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha also called the Alabaster Mosque, a must visit site when in Cairo.
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Alabaster Sphinx Cairo
#23 of 101 Sights & Landmarks in Cairo Governorate
These sites are certainly worth the visit.
Definitely, have a guided tour of this site.
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Heliopolis Cairo
#24 of 101 Sights & Landmarks in Cairo Governorate
Khan Al-Khalili Cairo
#25 of 101 Sights & Landmarks in Cairo Governorate
Either the unique shopping, good food, fantastic view, great weather, an authentic egyptian area that has beautiful eye capturing decorations that will stop anybody to take a picture!
Old market with small alleys, full of great views of Egyptian Islamic era where u can shop till you drop... just learn the art of bargaining a little.. for the most part everybody will be trying to have u go in th...
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Church of St Sergius and Bacchus Cairo
#26 of 101 Sights & Landmarks in Cairo Governorate
A wonderful experience to visit this ancient site to see the cave where the Holy Family are traditionally said to have stayed when they were in exile from Egypt.
One of my favorite sights to be able to visit
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Ben Ezra Synagogue Cairo
#27 of 101 Sights & Landmarks in Cairo Governorate
It is the synagogue of the ancient sites in Egypt and has an ancient history and great in the beginning was the excommunication then became Temple
Great to view the Synagogue as proof of a Jewish influence in Islamic Cairo.
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Cairo Tower Cairo
#28 of 101 Sights & Landmarks in Cairo Governorate
Located in the center of Cairo which giving a great view over Cairo and the River mile from the top.. for photography lovers l, try to choose a good day with a little bit of clouds so you can capture excellent pho...
One of the best views is from the Cairo Tower, located on Gezira Island (Zemalak) just north of Opera house and the Museum of Modern Art (which is also very much worth a visit), which provides a panoramic vision o...
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North Pyramid (Piramide Roja) Cairo
#29 of 101 Sights & Landmarks in Cairo Governorate
Total time spent here will be under one hr and the site can easily be combined with Saqqara & Giza to be visited on the same day
A cap stone thought to be from the red pyramid is on display at the site.
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Mosque of Amr Ibn El-Aas Cairo
#30 of 101 Sights & Landmarks in Cairo Governorate
... (Mosque of Banner Holders), and al-Jamie'al-Ateeq (the Ancient Mosque)), originally built over the years 641 and 642, is the site of the oldest mosque in Egypt, where Muslims from around the world yearn to visit.
An interesting landmark important to Islamic History.
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