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Ranked #1 of 146 attractions in Cairo
Category: Ancient Ruins; Museums; Landmarks

The plateau is home to the three great pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure as well as the Sphinx and numerous mastabas, tombs, and mortuary temples.  The pyramids usually get... more »

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Ranked #2 of 146 attractions in Cairo
Category: Ancient Ruins; Cultural

An ancient arab proverb says it all, "Man fears time; time fears the pyramids".  The Pyramid of Khufu (Keops in Greek) is the only remaining wonder of the ancient world.  Built of... more »

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Ranked #3 of 146 attractions in Cairo
Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: This is one of the most extensive archaeological sites comprising many important monuments such as the Step Pyramid of... more » Owner description: This is one of the most extensive archaeological sites comprising many important monuments such as the Step Pyramid of Djoser, Pyramid of Unas, Pyramid of Sekhemket, Mastaba of Ti and the deep underground Persian Tombs. « less
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Ranked #4 of 146 attractions in Cairo
Category: Ancient Ruins; Cultural
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Ranked #5 of 146 attractions in Cairo
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural

The Mosque of Sultan Hassan is one of the best examples of early Mamluk architecture in Cairo.  The portal and courtyard are grand and imposing; its four niches were used for the... more »

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Ranked #6 of 146 attractions in Cairo
Category: Ancient Ruins; Cultural

Only ten feet shorter in height and fifty feet shorter in width, Khafre's Pyramid nevertheless looks larger because it is built on higher ground.  Part of the limestone facing... more »

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Ranked #7 of 146 attractions in Cairo
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural

            Islamic Cairo, the jewel of Cairo                   ...   I This very special part of Cairo is centered around "El Hussein", that is how it is know to locals - but  to... more »

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Ranked #8 of 146 attractions in Cairo
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Category: ; Art Museums; History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: This famous museum houses the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyption artifacts (more than 120,000 items on display)... more » Owner description: This famous museum houses the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyption artifacts (more than 120,000 items on display) featuring the famous Tutankhamun collection with its beautiful gold death mask and sarcophagus and the royal Mummy room, which houses an additional eleven Pharaonic dignitaries. « less
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Ranked #9 of 146 attractions in Cairo
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural

The Mohammed Ali Mosque crowns the Citadel of Salah ad-Din.  Built between 1824 and 1857 in the Ottoman style, the mosque was intended to echo the great imperial mosques of the... more »

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Ranked #10 of 146 attractions in Cairo
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #11 of 146 attractions in Cairo
Category: Ancient Ruins; Architectural Buildings; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks

The Pyramid of Djoser is the showpiece of the necropolis at Saqqara.  Built in the 27th Century BC by the first recorded architect, Imhotep, this is the prototype for all the... more »

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Ranked #12 of 146 attractions in Cairo
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: This is considered one of Egypt's largest and oldest mosques, which was built between AD 876 and AD 879 by an Abbasid... more » Owner description: This is considered one of Egypt's largest and oldest mosques, which was built between AD 876 and AD 879 by an Abbasid governor sent from Baghdad to rule over Egypt. « less
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Ranked #13 of 146 attractions in Cairo
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
Owner description: This church, originally built in the ancient fortress of Babylon in Old Cairo around 4th century AD, derives its name from... more » Owner description: This church, originally built in the ancient fortress of Babylon in Old Cairo around 4th century AD, derives its name from its location suspended above two Roman gate towers. « less
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Ranked #14 of 146 attractions in Cairo
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Ranked #15 of 146 attractions in Cairo
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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Ranked #16 of 146 attractions in Cairo
Category: Ancient Ruins; Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
Owner description: Pharaoh Ramses II statue has stood in a square outside Cairo's main railway station for 50 years. The statue is is 3,200... more » Owner description: Pharaoh Ramses II statue has stood in a square outside Cairo's main railway station for 50 years. The statue is is 3,200 years old and weighs 83 tons. « less
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Ranked #17 of 146 attractions in Cairo
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Category: Museums
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Ranked #18 of 146 attractions in Cairo
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
Owner description: Once known as the Roman stronghold of Babylon, Cairo’s oldest section is the ancient heart of the Coptic Christian community... more » Owner description: Once known as the Roman stronghold of Babylon, Cairo’s oldest section is the ancient heart of the Coptic Christian community featuring five original churches, the first mosque built in Egypt and the oldest synagogue, all representing three of the major world religions. « less
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Ranked #19 of 146 attractions in Cairo
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Military Bases/ Facilities; Neighborhoods; Cultural

This massive stone fortress, begun by Salah ad-Din in 1176 was home to Egypt's rulers for 700 years.  Egypt's diverse heritage can be seen in the fortifications, palaces, mosques... more »

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Ranked #20 of 146 attractions in Cairo
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural

The Mosque of al-Rifai was founded in 1819 and never finished until 1912.  The interior is furnished with many splendid tombs including those of King Farouk, and the last Shah of... more »

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Ranked #21 of 146 attractions in Cairo
Category: Islands; Neighborhoods; Outdoors
Owner description: This island is located in the Nile River between downtown Cairo and Giza, and is characterized by upscale hotels, restaurants... more » Owner description: This island is located in the Nile River between downtown Cairo and Giza, and is characterized by upscale hotels, restaurants and pleasant gardens. « less
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Ranked #22 of 146 attractions in Cairo
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Ranked #23 of 146 attractions in Cairo
Category: Architectural Buildings; Flea/ Street Markets; Malls; Cultural
Owner description: Located in the heart of Islamic Cairo, this busy and colorful open-air bazaar is filled with unique and exotic items from... more » Owner description: Located in the heart of Islamic Cairo, this busy and colorful open-air bazaar is filled with unique and exotic items from spices and perfumes to jewelry and souvenirs. « less
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Ranked #24 of 146 attractions in Cairo
Category: Historic Sites; Museums; Cultural
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Ranked #25 of 146 attractions in Cairo
Category: Ancient Ruins; Cultural

The Pyramid of Menkaure (Mycerinus in Greek) is the last great pyramid to built on the Giza Plateau. Smaller than the other two, a 12th century Cairo Sultan tried to dismantle... more »

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Ranked #26 of 146 attractions in Cairo
Category: Ancient Ruins; Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
This massive statue carved in limestone is more than 33 feet long and is located in the museum built to protect it.
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Ranked #27 of 146 attractions in Cairo
Category: Historic Sites; Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: This museum features the items of antiquity collected by John Gayer-Anderson, a British member of the Egyptian civil service... more » Owner description: This museum features the items of antiquity collected by John Gayer-Anderson, a British member of the Egyptian civil service in the 1930s and ‘40s, who restored two adjacent 16th- and 17th-century houses decorated with mashrabiyya screens and marble inlays. « less
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Ranked #28 of 146 attractions in Cairo
Category: Art Museums; Museums

The Coptic Museum is one of the most interesting museums you can visit while you are in Cairo. It's located in between the old Cairo where you can visit the old hanging chruch and... more »

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Ranked #29 of 146 attractions in Cairo
Category: Ancient Ruins; Cultural
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Ranked #30 of 146 attractions in Cairo
Category: Religious Sites; Educational Sites; Cultural
Owner description: The oldest university in the world is built around this ancient mosque, which has been the center of Islamic scholarship... more » Owner description: The oldest university in the world is built around this ancient mosque, which has been the center of Islamic scholarship since 975 AD. « less
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