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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.

1. The Great Pyramids of Giza

Any trip to Egypt must start with these other-worldly creations. They go from Menkaure, the smallest pyramid, to Khafre, the second largest, to Khufu, better known as the Great Pyramid of Giza. You simply cannot miss this must-see attraction.

Nearest Station: Attaba and then change to Giza (Line 2)

2. The Egyptian Museum

The museum contains a unique collection of more than 160,000 pieces of Ancient Egyptian history. This high number of antiquities displayed in Cairo's Egyptian Museum makes it one of the world's greatest museums.

Nearest Station: Attaba and then change to Sadat (Line 2)

3. Al-Azhar Mosque

One of the most famous mosques in the Muslim world; the building is home to a different blend of architectural styles as well as one of the world’s oldest universities.

Nearest Station: Bab El Shaaria

4. Al-Azhar Park

The park is a lovely place to enjoy a variety of restaurants, evening strolls and gorgeous views at sunset. It’s also the perfect place to relax after a long day of sightseeing.

Nearest Station: Bab El Shaaria

5. Khan El Khalili

Established in the 14th century, Khan el Khalili is one of the world’s first markets. You will find almost anything you can dream of buying in its narrow alleys.

Nearest Station: Bab El Shaaria

6. Citadel of Saladin

The Citadel of Saladin (or Al-Qalaa) was home to Egypt's rulers for almost 700 years. It houses the famous landmark The Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

Nearest Station: Bab El Shaaria

7. Mosque of Al-Hakim

Enjoy the beauty of the architecture on display here as well as the famous minarets. A major Islamic religious site located at El Moez street that you must visit.

Nearest Station: Bab El Shaaria

8. The Coptic Museum

Founded in 1908, Cairo’s Coptic Museum is home to one of the world’s biggest collections of Egyptian Christian art. The museum traces the history of Egypt from its beginning to the present day.

Nearest Station: Attaba and then change to Mar Girgis (Line 1)

9. Cairo Tower

One of Cairo’s most recognizable landmarks; the tower is topped with a café, an observation deck, and a revolving restaurant. Don’t miss the magical sunset when you visit.

Nearest Station: Attaba and then change to Opera (Line 2)

10. Ibn Tulun Mosque

Ibn Tulun Mosque is the largest mosque in Cairo. This huge complex was built by Ahmad Ibn Tulun to accommodate all of his troops during Friday prayers.

Nearest Station: Attaba and then change to Sayeda Zainab (Line 1)

11. Cairo International Stadium

Cairo International Stadium is the first of its kind to hold Olympic standards in the Middle East and Africa. Enjoy the excitement and the adrenaline rush when you visit.

Nearest Station: Stadium

12. Fair Zone

The place where all the big events in Cairo take place. Be sure to check their schedule so you don’t miss out.

Nearest Station: Fair Zone

13. Basilica Church of Heliopolis

Built in 1910 by Belgian-origin businessman Baron Edouard Empain, its grand architecture is a unique blend of the Egyptian and Byzantine styles.

Nearest station: Kolleyet El Banat

 

14. Baron Empain Palace

A distinctive and historic Hindu temple inspired mansion located in Heliopolis.

Nearest station: Al Ahram