Egypt – a country everyone should at least visit once. It has so much to offer: stunning nature (including beautiful beaches), a rich culture and history, and some of the most breathtaking architectural masterworks. Here are six things in Cairo that you definitely don’t want to miss.
1. Al-Azhar Mosque
El-Darb El-Ahmar, Gouvernement Al-Qahira
This is one of the oldest mosques and universities in the world, being completed in AD 972. It is also an architectural masterpiece, and located in the heart of Cairo.
2. Pyramids of Giza
Al Haram, Giza Governorate
When visiting Cairo, taking a trip to see the pyramids is a definite must. The pyramids of Giza include one of the most famous pyramids – the pyramid of Cheops, and of course the Sphinx statue.
3. The Egyptian Museum
15 Meret Basha, Ismailia, Qasr an Nile, Cairo Governorate
If you are interested in learning more about Egypt, its culture, and its history, The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is a must-see. Here you can find treasures taken from different tombs, including the grave of Tutankhamun, but also the actual mummies.
4. Coptic Cairo (Old City)
Coptic Cairo is the old part of Cairo. It is famous for its narrow alleyways, its small and hidden mosques, and even for some great churches.
5. Al-Azhar Park
Salah Salem St, El-Darb El-Ahmar, Cairo Governorate
Al-Azhar Park is located on top of a hill, and thus offers a great view over the entire city of Cairo. Especially if you come here at dawn, the sight will be absolutely breathtaking.
6. Khan el-Khalili
El-Gamaleya, Qism El-Gamaleya, Gouvernement Al-Qahira
If you want to emerge yourself in the local culture, visiting Khan el-Khalili is inevitable. This bazaar has everything you’re looking for – from strange spices and colorful clothes to souvenirs and rugs, here you can buy anything.