Time of year
We visited the tower during Ramadan and the grounds were decorated for the holiday. It was very pretty. We went in the morning and there was no line. We were taken up by the elevator and there were only a couple of people at the top. The views are spectacular. On a clear day…
Our tour guide told us the locals refer to the Cairo Tower as Nasser’s Pineapple. It was built under the guidance of Egyptian President Nasser from 1954-1961. The open lattice-work design is intended to evoke a lotus plant which was a symbol of ancient Egypt. The Tower is…
I was only in Cairo for a few days which meant having to prioritise what to see and do, and the Cairo Tower didn't quite meet the grade for a full-fledged visit. I was, however, able to see it from a distance. Looks ok but I stand by my decision not to bother actually seeing it…
I enjoyed the views over Cairo, as it gave me a good perspective of the city as a whole. We were able to see as far as the pyramids at Giza and the desert beyond.
kind of boring for me. seeing the 360 view from way up there was nice but I could have skipped it. there is no option to climb up, which I would have enjoyed, only elevator. it's a pretty tower and nice building but kind of expensive to visit.