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Explore the great city of Cairo

Here you can find the best places to visit in the historical city of Cairo.

The Egyptian Museum

Photo by Diego Delso via Wikimedia Commons 

The museum has a one-of-a-kind collection of over 160,000 pieces of Ancient Egyptian history making it one of the greatest museums of the world. 

Closest Station: Sadat – Change at Nasser to Line 1, Direction Helwan 

Muiz Street

 Photo by Ahmed Mosaad via Wikimedia Commons  

A UNESCO World Heritage site is well known as "the largest concentration of mediaeval architectural marvels in the Islamic world" by the United Nations. Several mosques, sabils, hammams, madrasas, and ancient mansions from Cairo's golden period can be found along Muiz Street. A combo visitor ticket allows you to visit many of these sites. 

Closest Station: Bab El Shaariya 

Al Azhar Park

Photo by Emad Malak Soliman via Wikimedia Commons 

Enjoy the botanical treasures, breathtaking sunset views, and a variety of eateries at Al Azhar Park, the perfect spot to unwind after a day of sightseeing. 

Closest Station: Bab El Shaariya 

Coptic Cairo

Photo by Diego Delso via Wikimedia Commons  

A section of Old Cairo that has several Coptic churches and other historical sites integral to the city's origin story. It features the Coptic Museum, which holds some of the most significant examples of Coptic art.  

Closest Station: Mar Girgis – Change at Nasser to Line 1, Direction Helwan 

Museum of Islamic Art

 Photo by Samy Abbas via Wikimedia Commons 

Founded in 1903, the MIA is one of Cairo's most important museums, with 25 halls containing thousands of artifacts dating from the 7th to the 19th centuries from Egypt, North Africa, Andalusia, the Arabian Peninsula, and Iran. (Website:  

Closest Station: Mohamed Naguib – Change at Attaba to Line 2, Direction El Moneeb 

Panorama October

Image from the Ministry of Defense website 

The October Panorama, which was built to commemorate Egypt's victory in the October War of 1973 is outfitted with cutting-edge interactive and projection technologies that immerse visitors in Egypt's history of military prowess. 

Closest Station: Fair Zone 

Royal Chariots Museum

Photo from the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities website 

The Royal Chariots Museum, the fourth of its kind in the world, exhibits artworks and artifacts alongside its collection of rare Royal horse chariots that belonged to the Alawite family of modern Egypt, which are distinguished by superb craftsmanship and ornate decorating. 

Closest Station: Maspero 

Sawy Culture Wheel

Photo by  Hossam el-Hamalawy  via Flickr

Sawy Cultural Wheel is a full-fledged cultural center on the Nile's banks. Its extensive program includes concerts, talks, exhibitions, and a variety of group classes. (Website:

Closest Station: Safaa Hegazy 

Ahl Misr Promenade

Photo by  Courtesy of El Balad News  

Mamsha Ahl Misr, Cairo's newest landmark, is a ​​two-level promenade along the Nile River that brings new dining, entertainment, and shopping experiences to the heart of Cairo. 

Closest Station: Maspero 

Gezira Art Center

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Art galleries abound on Zamalek Island. The Gezira Art Center, which is housed at the Prince Amru Ibrahim Palaceon the southern side of the island, has been a major contributor to Cairo’s artistic landscape. 

Closest Station: Safaa Hegazy 

The Child Museum

Photo by Ahmed AlKady (Ako)  

The Children Civilization & Creativity Center (Child Museum) is an excellent weekend activity for the whole family. Through interactive displays, children can learn about the evolution of science and life through the different eras of Egyptian civilization.  

Closest Station: Haroun 

Prince Mohamed Ali Palace

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Manial Palace and Museum, located on Rhoda Island, boasts stunning architecture in various Islamic styles. The royal residence, which includes historic gardens and a hunting museum, retains a picture of royal life in Egypt at the turn of the twentieth century. 

Closest Station: Al Sayyeda Zeinab– Change at Nasser to Line 1, Direction Helwan 

Balloon Theatre

Copyright: WIPO – Photo: Emmanuel Berrod via Flickr  

A cornerstone of Cairo's performative and folklore scenes since the 1960s, the Balloon Theatre is the focal point of a cultural complex on the Nile’s west bank that also includes musical venues, Al Ghad Theatre, and the National Circus. 

Closest Station: Kit-Kat 

Baron Palace

Photo courtesy of Middle East Eye 

Alexander Marcel created this piece for Belgian businessman Edouard Empain. The distinctive Hindu temple-inspired mansion is a significant landmark in Heliopolis' urban landscape.  

Closest Station: Kolleyet El Banat 

Heliopolis Basilica

Photo by Saiiko via Wikimedia Commons 

The great edifice of the Latin Cathedral of Our Lady of Heliopolis (Heliopolis Basilica), also designed by Alexandre Marcel, is a unique blend of Byzantine and Egyptian styles. It holds the remains of its financer, Baron Édouard Empain, who founded modern-day Heliopolis in the early twentieth century.  

Closest Station: Al Ahram 






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