About Cairo

Cairo is the expansive capital of Egypt situated along the Nile River. Tahrir Square and the massive Egyptian Museum contain a wealth of antiques, including royal mummies and gilded objects by King Tutankhamun. The location of the iconic pyramids and the Great Sphinx, dating back to the 26th century BC, is near Giza. The 187 m Cairo Tower provides panoramic views of the city in the leafy Zamalek district of Gezira Island. The medieval Citadel Fortress, the site of the Muhammad Ali Mosque, an Ottoman landmark, is on the hilltop overlooking the city. It overlooks the Islamic neighborhood of Cairo, whose crisscrossing streets feature important architecture, such as Al-Azhar Mosque of the 10th century and the huge Bab Zuweila gate. It is also home to the buzzing bazaar of Khan el-Khalili and the Islamic Art Museum. The Roman-era Fortress of Babylon, the Hanging Church, and the Coptic Museum, showing antiques of Christian Egypt, are highlights of the Coptic Cairo region. Social life thrives in countless ahwas and coffeehouses, after midnight.
Egyptian Museum

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It has 120,000 items on display and contains an extensive collection of papyri and coins used in the Ancient world along with numerous pieces of papyrus, statues, tables, coffins, and many artifacts from the Valley of the Kings.
Pyramid of Djoser

The Pyramid of Djoser, or Step Pyramid, is an archaeological site in the Saqqara necropolis, Egypt, northwest of the city of Memphis. The 6-tier, 4-sided structure is the earliest colossal stone building in Egypt. It was built in the 27th century BC during the third dynasty for the burial of Pharaoh Djoser. The pyramid is the central feature of a vast mortuary complex in an enormous courtyard surrounded by ceremonial structures and decoration.
Manial Palace

Manial Palace and Museum is a former Alawiyya dynasty era palace and grounds on Rhoda Island on the Nile. It is located in the Sharia Al-Saray area in the El-Manial district of southern Cairo, Egypt. The palace and estate have been preserved as an Antiquities Council directed historic house museum and estate, reflecting the settings and lifestyle of the late 19th- and early 20th-century Egyptian royal prince and heir apparent.
Museum of Islamic Art

Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo, Egypt is considered one of the greatest in the world, with its exceptional collection of rare woodwork and plaster artifacts, as well as metal, ceramic, glass, crystal, and textile objects of all periods, from all over the Islamic world. The museum has displayed about 4,500 artifacts in 25 Halls and the collection includes rare manuscripts of the Qur'an, with some calligraphy written in silver ink, on pages with elaborate borders.
Giza Pyramid

The Great Pyramid of Giza also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. Egyptologists believe that the pyramid was built as a tomb for the Fourth Dynasty Egyptian pharaoh Khufu over a 20-year period concluding around 2560 BC.
Khan el-Khalili

Khan el-Khalili is a famous bazaar and souq in the historic center of Cairo, Egypt. Established as a center of trade in the Mamluk era and named for one of its several historic caravanserais, the bazaar district has since become one of Cairo's main attractions for tourists and Egyptians. It is also home to many Egyptian artisans and workshops involved in the production of traditional crafts and souvenirs.
Saladin Citadel

The Citadel of Cairo or Citadel of Saladin is a medieval Islamic-era fortification in Cairo, Egypt, built by Salah ad-Din and further developed by subsequent Egyptian rulers. It was the seat of government in Egypt and the residence of its rulers for nearly 700 years from the 13th to the 19th centuries. It is now preserved as a historic site with mosques, museums and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Tahrir Square

Tahrir Square, also known as "Martyr Square", is a major public town square in downtown Cairo, Egypt. At the center of Tahrir Square is a large and busy traffic circle. On the north-east side is a plaza with a statue of nationalist hero Umar Makram, celebrated for his resistance against Napoleon I's invasion of Egypt.
Museum of Islamic Ceramics

The Museum of Islamic Ceramics is a ceramics museum in central Cairo, Egypt, which was launched in February 1999. The museum houses a rare collection of ceramics acquired from different Islamic countries that represent various techniques of decoration applied in the Islamic world from Morocco in the west to Iran in the east. It has ceramics which include vessels, jars, tiles, mugs, jugs, bowls, plates, pitchers, vases, lanterns, cups, the oldest dating back to second century Hijra and the most recent dating back to twelfth century Hijra.
Islamic Cairo

Islamic Cairo, also called Historic Cairo or Medieval Cairo, refers generically to the historic areas of Cairo, Egypt, that existed before the city's modern expansion during the 19th and 20th centuries particularly the central parts around the old walled city and around the Citadel of Cairo. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world's oldest Islamic cities, with its famous mosques, madrasas, hammams, fountains, and the new center of the Islamic world, reaching its golden age in the 14th century.
Best Time To Visit Cairo

The best time to visit Cairo is from March to April and from October to November when the weather is pleasant.

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