Great Sphinx

Great Sphinx, Giza: Hours, Address, Great Sphinx Reviews: 4.5/5

Great Sphinx
4.5
Historic Sites • Monuments & Statues
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
At over 240 feet long and 66 feet high, it’s a wonder that this mysterious sculpture was carved from a solid limestone block.
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Fred S
Rowley222 contributions
Not to be missed
Oct 2021
First visited the Sphynx first at the night light show
Next we visited from several angles during the daytime with the Great Pyramids in the background
Not to be missed when at the Giza Plateau
Written October 10, 2021
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Tom
Maple Grove, MN1,881 contributions
Great site along with the Pyramids
Sep 2021 • Couples
Great tour of the Pyramids and the Sphinx. Fantastic sir that was great to see after watching documentaries and seeing photos for years. Currently some renovation work being done on one side, but some great views. Must see.
Written September 28, 2021
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Phil R
Kansas City, MO527 contributions
Must see
Sep 2021 • Solo
Beautiful and well maintained. The Sphinx lived up to all the hype. The viewing area is large and has multiple levels. Make sure that you get a good guide. There's a lot of history on the way up to the Sphinx that a good guide can talk about.
Written September 21, 2021
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Isa W
Colombo, Sri Lanka198 contributions
Visit before the pyramids
Sep 2021 • Solo
If you're going late in the afternoon, go to the Sphinx first before walking around the pyramids. I finished looking at the pyramids at like 4:45 and the guards told me I had to leave the site because they were closing, so I couldn't go into the Sphinx's area. Otherwise, it's great.
Written September 19, 2021
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jill f
Munster, Indiana49 contributions
mind blowing site
Jul 2021
Still so very impressive even though I've seen it several times. Fun to get the various comedic photos. Just an awesome sight!
Written July 23, 2021
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AmmarSarajevo
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina57 contributions
Amazing
Jun 2021
It was a breathtaking experience! Unlike the pyramids where there are a large number of local vendors, there were none here so the experience was even better. Be sure to visit!
Written July 6, 2021
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4Rtrip
Fort Payne, AL568 contributions
I never realized how big it was!
Apr 2021
My husband and I were actually able to stand between the paws of the Sphinx. It was massive and truly impressive even with the nose broken off!
Written June 13, 2021
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Laurie B
Boulder, CO338 contributions
Another must see
Apr 2021
We included the Sphinx with our day at the Egyptian Museum and The Great Pyramids. It was easy to do all 3 in one day. It was really amazing to be there and think about the preserved history. The Egyptians have done a marvelous job to present and preserve it.
Written May 2, 2021
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Joy
Amman, Jordan200 contributions
Historical must see
Apr 2021 • Friends
Explore the pyramids and then meander down to the guard of them all. A view from the road was sufficient for me, but some entered and stood beside it.
An impressive work of art.
Written April 23, 2021
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Emmanuel Vazquez
Boca Raton, FL12 contributions
Breathtaking
Apr 2021
To see the Sphinx and pyramids in person is surreal. Such a once in a lifetime experience. We tour around sundown and the pictures were amazing. Egypt overall was a great vacation for us, but the Pyramids and the Sphinx was the favorite part!
Written April 21, 2021
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