Best places to visit in Cairo.

best places to visit in Cairo.

Fun activities in Cairo

Cairo is a massive city with a variety of attractions that span from ancient to contemporary times. Some of these places include pharaonic, medieval, Islamic, and modern sites that we will describe below.

# Giza pyramids

The only survived thing from the ancient seven wanders of the world and the main symbol of Egypt as the area has 3 pyramids for the same royal family and 6 other small pyramids for the royal lades and the sphinx, your visit to Egypt will not be completed without visiting this amazing spot.

# the Egyptian Museum

The museum was opened more than 120 years ago and has more than 100 thousand items makes it one of the world’s great museums. You would need a lifetime to properly see everything on show. includes the magnificent collection of Tutankhamun that the government willing to move it to the grand museum, The Egyptian Museum sits right beside Midan Tahrir, the central square of Downtown Cairo.

# Al-Azhar Mosque

Al-Azhar Mosque is the best building from Cairo’s Fatimid era and one of the city’s earliest surviving mosques, was
built in 972 ac ,also it is considered the world’s oldest universities , Al-Azhar Mosque is right in the heart of the Islamic Cairo district

# Old Cairo (Coptic Cairo)

the area of Coptic Cairo has some of the oldest churches on earth, includes (the hanged church) which was built in the 4th century and Abu Serga church where the holy family stayed in the same location of it for 3 months during their journey in Egypt, just outside the quarter, you can also visit the Mosque of Amr Ibn Al-As; the first mosque built in Egypt.

# Saqqara & Dahshur

Saqqara was the main cemetery for the pharos for more than 1000 years and it is like an open-air museum, and has the oldest pyramid ever that was built on earth which is the step pyramid also it has the stunning Serapeum, where the mummies of the sacred Apis, next to Saqqara you can find Dahshur’s Red Pyramid and Bent Pyramid which shouldn’t be missed.

# The civilization museum

it was opened officially in April 2021, and it contains the royal mummies in the first floor plus a lot of amazing antiquities that shows the development of the life in Egypt from the predynastic period until the modern life.

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Written by ATW updated June 2024