Things to Do in Cairo

Things to Do in Cairo, Egypt - Cairo Attractions

Things to Do in Cairo

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  • Stacy R
    Watertown, MA149 contributions
    We decided it might be fun and and probably air conditioned. well we were half right. it was very hot and slightly interesting. there are THOUSANDS of artifacts, and it would take months to see them all. after a while its all white noise. I wish there was an audio guide (which we would have paid for) but there wasnt, only human guides, that attack you when you buy your tickets, are available for a stupid amount of money. we said no thank you. i wish there was an in between option. oh well. nice and clean though.
    Written June 30, 2022
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  • Bagir B
    Samarkand, Uzbekistan179 contributions
    We were reached to the river by the tour bus. At the first glance, it seems that it is ordinary river from your country but in essence it contain the immense history.
    What can we say, the Nile river is very dirty. The garbage in and out of the river. Briefly, the garbage surrounds this river. When you ask question about this trashes to your guide, he just calmly answer that the problem with garbage truck that municipality did not solve yet. Another moment that I noticed, that there great deal of pigeons that fly and rest near river.
    According to words of tour guide there are also inhabit the crocodiles in this river.
    Written June 20, 2022
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  • Stacy R
    Watertown, MA149 contributions
    Highly suggest a guide unless you know the history! it was cool on a very hot day, which was lovely.
    Written June 30, 2022
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  • CPaM68
    Texas632 contributions
    The Mohamed Ali Pasha Mosque at Citadel of Saladin, which was constructed to protect the city from the Crusaders, is also called the Alabaster Mosque because of the color of the walls. It was built between 1825 to 1848 by Mohamed Ali Pasha who was the Turkish ruler of Egypt and was designed by the same Turkish architect who designed the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. If you are going to visit and tour the mosque, remember that you must take your shoes off as soon as you enter. They sell a little sock/shoe cover, but you can also just walk around in your own socks. Setting up on a hill overlooking Cairo and being visible from much of the city makes this the most popular mosque in Cairo for tourist to visit, even though it is neither the oldest nor most historic. I agree with another post that said it is more impressive from a distance than up-close. Photos are allowed, and since you are on a hill it provides some great views of the city. (PaM)
    Written June 9, 2022
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  • Osama Amer
    5 contributions
    Al Azhar park is a green place beside ancient Salah Aldeen citadel and Al Azhar mosque. The park is very clean and well organized.
    Written June 1, 2022
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  • scotdoc2015
    Birmingham, UK149 contributions
    Enter near the AL Azhar mosque entrance. Only worth going along to the middle cross junction area. Beware of pushy sellers. Don't be fooled by converted prices.
    Difficult to arrange an Uber taxi from here.
    Plenty of choice. Buy all souvenirs here.
    Written April 13, 2022
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  • Thomas K
    Copenhagen, Denmark680 contributions
    Beautiful old buildings situated on top of a Hill with good view of Cairo city. Police museum and 2 mosques are amongst the things you can see. Entry is 200 egyptian pounds.
    Written May 28, 2022
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  • mcrtex
    Decatur, TX117 contributions
    A visit here is needed to really do this church justice. Hand carved out of the mountain. Plus to get to it you must travel thourgh the city of garbage ( Amazing in itself)
    Written June 24, 2022
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  • Trip802753
    Chennai District, India2 contributions
    Sizzler and Paul were my 2 favorite places to eat in my 3.5 year stay (2018-21)- will require 3 to 4 hours to cover- all high end to medium brands - European, American, Turkish & Egyptian brands
    Written May 31, 2022
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  • Jazzumbo
    Romania1,578 contributions
    For those passionate about the Islamic architecture, the Mosque of al-Azhar is a must see. Founded by the Fatimid conqueror Gawhar al-Siqilli in 970, it is currently a great mixture of styles and periods. For example, the qibla wall dates from the 14th century, Sultan Quaytbay added one of the minarets in 1475 and the main façade is from 19th century, while the double arched gate of the main façade belongs to the mid-18th century.
    Briefly, the visitors can admire the Fatimid, Mameluke and Ottoman architectural features blended together in majestic building.
    It is important to mention that the mosque-madrasa complex of al-Azhar is one of the oldest universities in the world.
    Another detail that makes al-Azhar so unique: it was a Shiite theological center until the 1260s when the mosque was re-inaugurated as a Sunni institution.
    Written May 29, 2022
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  • TTOverseas
    Cairo, Egypt206 contributions
    Islamic Cairo has long been a center of religion and learning- It is worth the visit, but there are lots of ways to experience this. We combined Islamic Cairo with the Citadel/Muhammad Ali Mosque, so we were able to discuss a lot of the history while overlooking from the Citadel.

    Walking tours are popular, but we chose to only walk at the more popular locations and use a van to take us around, while getting more history about the areas. We also took the tour guides recommendation for a local Egyptian restaurant (yes, we are aware how this normally works, but we were very happy with the recommendation and value- Have the discussion on value and expectations before you agree!).

    It is difficult to get an understanding of the Egyptian people and experience without discussing the history of Islam in Egypt, this is the best place to have that discussion.
    Written April 30, 2022
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  • Gene R J
    Silver Spring, MD8,099 contributions
    We took an Uber($3) for 4.2 km east to the entrance of this historic part of Old Cairo. Once getting over the limited access highway, we took a 1.2 km walk to see a 13th C mausoleum, the 13th C Qualawun Complex and up to the 14th C Beshtak Palace, then retraced to the classic El Fishawi Cafe and a view of the 10th C Al-Azhar Mosque. From here, we easily accessed a taxi back toward Tahrir Square.
    Written March 29, 2022
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  • podrozniczka60
    New Jersey14,341 contributions
    For anybody interested in the history of this ancient Christian denomination this an interesting destination taking the visitors to a different but fascinating Cairo where ancient Egyptian is spoken but written down with Greek alphabet. Beautiful sacral art collection.
    Written January 11, 2022
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  • mcrtex
    Decatur, TX117 contributions
    I have been here numerous times over the past 15 years. Always interesting . Sometimes I have had the pleasure of someone playing music here.
    Written June 24, 2022
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  • Sal
    48 contributions
    Here you feel how did the golden age for Arabs looked like , huge beautiful building with a lot of details .. also you see 4 sections where the 4 Islamic sectors were tought ..
    Written May 10, 2022
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