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Ranked #31 of 216 attractions in Cairo
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks
Owner description: At a height of 600 feet, this tower offers magnificent views of the entire city and monuments from its revolving rooftop... more » Owner description: At a height of 600 feet, this tower offers magnificent views of the entire city and monuments from its revolving rooftop restaurant and bar. « less
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Ranked #32 of 216 attractions in Cairo
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks

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 #33 of 216 attractions in Cairo
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks

This impressive monument weighing eighty tons was carved to honor an unknown Pharaoh during the 18th Dynasty.  Made of calcite, a type of alabaster, the sphinx is 26 feet long and... more »

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Ranked #34 of 216 attractions in Cairo
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Originally built in 684 AD by the wealthy scribe Athanasius, this religious site is known for its beautiful Qaa el-Arsan... more » Owner description: Originally built in 684 AD by the wealthy scribe Athanasius, this religious site is known for its beautiful Qaa el-Arsan (wedding chamber) that dates from the 4th century. « less
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Ranked #35 of 216 attractions in Cairo
Category: Ships; Landmarks
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Ranked #36 of 216 attractions in Cairo
Category: Museums
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Ranked #37 of 216 attractions in Cairo
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: First built by the Persians in the sixth century B.C., this fortress contains several Christian churches built into or on its... more » Owner description: First built by the Persians in the sixth century B.C., this fortress contains several Christian churches built into or on its walls including the El-Muallaqa (the Hanging Church) and the Greek Church of St. George. « less
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Ranked #38 of 216 attractions in Cairo
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #39 of 216 attractions in Cairo
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: This museum houses exhibits covering the activities and traditions in Cairo including village crafts, costumes, equipment and... more » Owner description: This museum houses exhibits covering the activities and traditions in Cairo including village crafts, costumes, equipment and other items of daily life. « less
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Ranked #40 of 216 attractions in Cairo
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks
Located in Zoser’s funerary complex at Saqqara, this ancient burial chamber was for mummified bulls.
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Ranked #41 of 216 attractions in Cairo
Category: Dams; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #42 of 216 attractions in Cairo
Category: Museums
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Ranked #43 of 216 attractions in Cairo
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks

Unas was the last king of the 5th Dynasty.  His crumbling pyramid contains a chamber with heiroglyphic text from floor to ceiling which is now closed to visitors.  Ruins of his... more »

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Ranked #44 of 216 attractions in Cairo
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #45 of 216 attractions in Cairo
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks

No longer used for worship, the Ben Ezra Synagogue is the oldest Jewish synagogue in Cairo.  Legends link a rock inside a shrine here with Moses, but the building was actually... more »

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Ranked #46 of 216 attractions in Cairo
Category: Ancient Ruins; Architectural Buildings; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #47 of 216 attractions in Cairo
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Dating back to the 6th Dynasty (2323-2150 BC), this is the largeset tomb complex in Saqqara housing the remains of Mereruka... more » Owner description: Dating back to the 6th Dynasty (2323-2150 BC), this is the largeset tomb complex in Saqqara housing the remains of Mereruka (vizier to King Teti I), magnificent wall paintings, a stone ring for tethering sacrificial animals and a life-size statue of Mereruka walking forward from a false door. « less
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Ranked #48 of 216 attractions in Cairo
Category: Neighborhoods; Other

Heliopolis One of the most attractive and pleasant areas of Cairo         Photos: Baghdad Street, Korba - Heliopolis         Heliopolis is a suburb of Cairo, close to the Airport... more »

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Ranked #49 of 216 attractions in Cairo
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #50 of 216 attractions in Cairo
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #51 of 216 attractions in Cairo
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Formerly serving as a royal palace until the end of the monarchy in 1952, this history museum features a large collection of... more » Owner description: Formerly serving as a royal palace until the end of the monarchy in 1952, this history museum features a large collection of weapons and medals including knives, guns, cannons and an exhibit of medals. « less
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Ranked #52 of 216 attractions in Cairo
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #53 of 216 attractions in Cairo
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks

Wikala El-Ghouri, this feat of Islamic architecture is open to public during day time.  According to locals, this building used to be a caravansaray, a hotel for merchants... more »

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Ranked #54 of 216 attractions in Cairo
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #55 of 216 attractions in Cairo
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Valleys; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Located only 15 minutes from the Cairo suburb of Maadi, this rugged valley contains a wide variety of animal life including... more » Owner description: Located only 15 minutes from the Cairo suburb of Maadi, this rugged valley contains a wide variety of animal life including deer, hares, red foxes, reptiles, Egyptian turtles, twelve species of resident and migrant birds and 64 kinds of plants. « less
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Ranked #56 of 216 attractions in Cairo
Category: Museums
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Ranked #57 of 216 attractions in Cairo
Category: Museums
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Ranked #58 of 216 attractions in Cairo
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #59 of 216 attractions in Cairo
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks
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Ranked #60 of 216 attractions in Cairo
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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