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Discover the best Tourist Attractions in Cairo

What are the best Cairo tourist attractions? What do you see in Cairo? Discover the most interesting and unmissable sights on your trip to Cairo: starting at the Giza Necropolis, where a 7,000-year-old history awaits you, with the pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, Menkaure, and the famous Sphinx, the statue of the body of cats and their human face, passing the famous Saqqara tomb with the pyramid of Djoser Tiered, all the way to the Egyptian Museum, which collects countless discoveries and testimonies about the ancient Egyptian civilization and makes it possible to display it to the public.

We have answered every question related to Cairo attractions by including all the best places to visit in Cairo in detail and after reading this page you will be able to answer the question asked by someone who wants to know what he sees in Cairo?

List of top Cairo Tourist Attractions

Cairo The Capital of Egypt, Cairo facts

Cairo, The Capital of Egypt

Cairo in Egypt, is considered the Egyptian capital and in Arabic is called al-Qahira, which means "the Victorious", is the capital of Egypt, the largest city in the whole of Africa and the Near East and the thirteenth-largest metropolis in the world for size and number of inhabitants (20 million if you consider the entire metropolitan area). Egypt has fought for many years against enemies who wanted to conquer Egypt but in the end, they failed thanks to the will of its people and the fortress and control of the military army.
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Giza Necropolis, Giza Necropolis Facts

Giza Necropolis

The necropolis of Giza extends over a vast area of the Giza Plateau, located 25 km south of Cairo, the Egyptian capital. Giza is the name of the suburban city where the plateau is located, in the homonymous plain a few kilometers from the capital, on the left bank of the Nile.
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Necropolis of Saqqara

Necropolis of Saqqara

Saqqara, about 30 km south of the Egyptian capital, includes a funerary site that houses a large number of tombs and mastabas, in which Djoser's stepped pyramid stands out as the oldest of those found so far. This was built by Imhotep in 2770 BC, an architect deified by the Greeks as Aesculapius.
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Dahshur Necropolis

Dahshur Necropolis

Dahshur has two of the most preserved pyramids in Egypt, they were built during the reign of King Sneferu (2613-2589 BC), the founder of the fourth dynasty and father of the pharaoh Khufu - Cheops. The curved pyramid and the red pyramid in Dahshur are rich evidence of the architectural development that led to the construction of the Great Pyramid of Khufu and his companions on the Giza plateau.
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Pyramid of Cheops

Great Pyramid of Cheops

The Pyramid of Cheops also called (Khufu) built in the plateau of Giza and is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and still existing today and always visited by travelers, is the first one that appears on sight if, like most visitors, you come from El-Ahram Street.
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Pyramid of Khafre

Pyramid of Khafre

The second-largest pyramid in size in Giza and all of Egypt and was built in honor of Khafre, the third Pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty during the period of the Old Kingdom, around 2540 BC. Khafre, also known by the Greek name of Chephren, was the son of Cheops and grandson of Sneferu, another fundamental name in the architecture of Ancient Egypt.
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Pyramid of Menkaure

Pyramid of Menkaure

The third and smallest of the great pyramids of Giza is attributed to Pharaoh Menkaure. It is thought that this structure was completed at the end of the twenty-sixth century BC. The pyramid of Menkaure is located in the Necropolis of Giza, on the same plateau where the pyramids of Cheops and Chephren are, the Great Sphinx, the Museum of the Solar Boat and the Temple of the Valley, in the capital of Cairo.
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The Great sphinx of Giza

Great Sphinx of Giza

The most enigmatic sculpture in the world is the sphinx, it first appeared in Egypt as two-dimensional representations at the beginning of the dynastic period. However, the first representative of the king in the form of a sphinx was made in the 4th dynasty.
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Pyramid of Djoser

Pyramid of Djoser

The Zoser (or Djoser) complex, better known as the Step Pyramid of Saqqara, is a funerary structure erected in Saqqara. Despite the fame enjoyed by the pyramids of Giza, no less noteworthy is the site of Saqqara, one of the many necropolises located around Cairo, to be exact northeast of the famous ancient city of Memphis.
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city of Memphis

Ancient City of Memphis

The original focus of Cairo dates back to the 10th century when the Fatimids founded a new capital city, whose location is more or less equivalent to today's Islamic Cairo. It would seem that the first settlements in the area were a few centuries before the Islamic conquest of Egypt, dated 641 AD.
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Solar Boat Museum

Solar Boat Museum

For the ancient Egyptians, the perpetual cycle of the arrival and setting of the Sun is comparable to the cycle of life and death. Thus, every morning the Sun rises in the East, and ages in the West, disappearing later in the kingdom of the dead, the Duat. The solar god RA makes this daily journey on board a boat called Mindjet or the Solar Boat.
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Egyptian Museum

Egyptian Museum

Egyptian Museum Cairo is a must-see in any kind of visit to Cairo. Striking for its unmistakable architecture, the characteristic pink color, the neoclassical style building was designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon and built by the Italians Giuseppe Garozzo and Francesco Zaffrani.
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Cairo Tower

Cairo Tower

Located on the island of Gezira -also known as Zamalek-, the Cairo Tower is a modern building 187 meters high, from where you can get the most impressive views of Cairo, something that those who know this city consider invaluable.
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Khan El Khalili

khan El Khalili Bazaar

No visit to Cairo is complete without the classic tour of Khan Al-Khalili's Bazaar. This colorful, noisy, crowded, and exciting market offers all sorts of items and glittering trinkets. You'll find the typical tourist items, but don't get distracted, focus on more refined shopping than just items you can find elsewhere. For example, you can buy all kinds of herbs at the adjacent spice market. 
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Wekalet El Ghouri

Wekalet El Ghouri

Wekalet El Ghouri is a cultural center, located in a beautiful building in the area of El Azhar, Cairo, whose activity has been managed since 2005 by the Ministry of Culture and the Fund for Cultural Development (CDF); today El Ghouri has become a real reference point for the offer of cultural events, among which the most popular is celebrated weekly in the dance show El Tannoura.
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Check our Cairo Tours to explore its fabulous attractions.

  • Overnight Luxor Tour from Cairo by Air

    2 Days
    Make the most of your time during your stay in Egypt and discover the amazing Luxor in 2 days. You will visit the most famous tourist attractions on both banks of the Nile in Luxor.
    Start From$405
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    Tour to Giza Pyramids and Egyptian Museum

    8 Hours
    Spend a memorable day tour in Cairo by visiting the Pyramids of Giza, one of the best famous sights in Egypt, beside a visit to the Egyptian Museum that contains a lot of best artifacts for ancient Egyptian in the world.
    Start From$55
  • 2-Day Trip to St. Catherine Monastery from Cairo

    2 Days
    Meet this incredible attraction at Sinai. Take this incredible tour to St. Catherine’s Monastery with us.
    Start From$235
  • Full-Day Luxor from Cairo Trip by Air

    16 Hours
    A fascinating tour leaving Cairo to see the magnificent monuments of the Pharaonic empire at Luxor. Visit the Temple of Karnak, the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut!
    Start From$365
  • Memphis, Saqqara and Pyramids of Giza Tour

    8 Hours
    Enjoy a full day to visit the Pyramids of Egypt. Visit the Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the world and the Step Pyramid of Zoser. And also the first Egyptian capital, Memphis.
    Start From$60
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    Cairo City Tour

    8 Hours
    An interesting cultural tour of the Egyptian Museum and the Old Cairo area. Get to know the Citadel of Saladin, the Suspended Church, a Church of Santa Barbara and Abu Segra and the Synagogue of Ben Ezra.
    Start From$57
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    Day Trip to Alexandria from Cairo

    10 Hours
    Alexandria is a combination of Pharaonic, Roman and modern styles. Visit the Qaitbay citadel, such as the Catacombs, the Pillar of Pompeii and the Library of Alexandria as main attractions.
    Start From$75
  • Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids

    5 Hours
    Attend the Sound and light show in the Pyramids of Giza, to discover the history of Egypt, the pharaohs and their monuments in a memorable and exciting show.
    Start From$30
  • Walk on El Moez Street Tour

    6 Hours
    Old gates, walls, houses, mosques and institutions in the center of the capital. This is Al Moez Street, an icon of Ancient Cairo, full of history and rich architecture.
    Start From$20
  • Dinner Cruise at the Nile

    4 Hours
    Enjoy a dinner cruise along the legendary Nile River. A selection of Egyptian dishes, folk dances, and oriental music. An unforgettable evening!
    Start From$40
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    Tour of the Pyramids of Dahshur and Saqqara

    8 Hours
    The pyramids of Saqqara and Dahshur in 1 unique and lovely tour. Visit Step Pyramid - the first pyramid built, the Red Pyramid, and a curved one.
    Start From$60
  • Memphis and Sakkara Day Tour

    6 Hours
    A fascinating day trip to Egypt’s first capital, Memphis and Djoser’s Pyramid of steps in Sakkara, the first built.
    Start From$50
  • Camel Ride in the Pyramids of Giza

    4 Hours
    Visit like monumental Pyramids of Giza on a camel or horse ride. A fun, unique, and unmissable experience.
    Start From$35
  • Fayoum City Tour from Cairo

    12 Hours
    Escape from the hustle and bustle of Cairo to a refuge, Vila Tunis, in the city of Fayoum. Natural beauty, handcrafted pottery, delicious food and warm welcome on a day tour.
    Start From$105
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    Half Day Tour to Pyramids of Giza

    4 Hours
    Be impressed by one of the greatest human achievements and greatness of the Egyptian pharaohs' empire: The Pyramids of Giza - one of the seven wonders of the world.
    Start From$32
  • Quad Bike Safari in the Pyramids

    4 Hours
    Be impressed by one of the greatest human achievements and greatness of the Egyptian pharaohs' empire: The Pyramids of Giza - one of the seven wonders of the world.
    Start From$40
  • Bahariya Oasis & White Desert Tour

    2 Days
    Take part in a wonderful 2-day safari trip Bahariya & White Desert from Cairo if you feel like an unforgettable adventure.
    Start From$190
  • Tanoura Show at Wekalet El Ghouri

    3 Hours
    Enjoy a wonderful spinning adventure with the Tanura spin dance show in Cairo.
    Start From$20
  • Wadi El-Natrun Monasteries Excursion

    8 Hours
    If you are interested in visiting Wadi El-Natrun with its Coptic monasteries, we offer you a nice excursion to Wadi El-Natrun monasteries from Cairo.
    Start From$35
  • 2-Day Trip to El Minya from Cairo

    2 Days
    Enjoy 2 days trip to El Minya from Cairo and visit the splendor of the pharaohs. You will visit fascinating sights of Beni Hassan, el Ashmunein, Tuna el Gebel and Tell el-Amarna, which will bring you closer to the magic of the pharaohs.
    Start From$205
  • Stopover Cairo Excursion

    8 Hours
    During your transit in Cairo, you can immerse yourself in ancient Egypt for a short time by visiting the pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian Museum
    Start From$70
  • Felucca Ride on the Nile

    2 Hours
    Spend a day on the Nile in Cairo and discover the magic of the sun or enjoy the sunset on board a beautiful felucca on the Nile. An excursion not to be missed.
    Start From$25
  • Day trip to El Minya from Cairo

    16 Hours
    Discover some of the most important sites in the city of El Minya, such as Tell al-Amarna, the capital founded by Akhenaten, the father of Tutankhamun, and the tombs of Beni Hassan, the great necropolis of the Old and Middle Kingdoms.
    Start From$80

Cairo Tourist Attractions at a glance

When planning your trip to Egypt, you should know that there are many places that you can visit in Egypt and do not miss during your daily trip to Egypt, including the attractions in Cairo. Join your expert at Egypt Time Travel on a journey back in time to one of the first civilizations in the world.

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What you can't miss during your daily tour in Egypt?

Incredible places to visit in Egypt.

Discover the best places with a history and a very rich heritage that can be seen in Egypt, it’s so amazing and amazing that you can’t forget it. Explore the best places you should visit during your day trip in Egypt: Full article to read Egypt Tourist Attractions

  • Pyramids of GizaPyramids of Giza is the last extant of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This is indeed one of the most identifiable landmarks of Egypt that shouldn’t be missed during your holiday to Egypt.
  • Egyptian MuseumEgyptian Museum of Cairo is a treasure house of the Pharaonic world. It is one of the greatest museum collections in the world. It is the most important place to see in Egypt.
  • Luxor’s Karnak Temple & Valley of the KingsNoted for the Valley of the Kings, Memorial Temple of Hatshepsut, and the Karnak Temple, Upper Egypt’s, Nile-side town of Luxor has an array of tourist attractions. Know why Luxor still happens to fascinate the archaeologists and historians not only in Egypt but across the world.
  • Islamic CairoThe scenic, narrow lanes of Egypt’s Islamic Cairo is brimming with monuments, mosques, and madrasa. Islamic Cairo has an opulent history waiting for you to explore.
  • AswanThe most tranquil town of Egypt in Aswan. Relish the soothing breeze and the chilled out atmosphere of the place. You can visit Elephantine Island, Nubian villages, and riding a camel on the East Bank.
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Egyptian food to try during your Egypt Day Tour

Top Egyptian Dishes & Cuisines.

You will reveal the country’s incredible cuisine, from classics like kebab and falafel to traditional favorites like Shawerma, Hawawshi, and Kushari. Here the best local Egyptian food you should try. Full article to read Meals in Egypt

  • FuulThe most popular street food snack in Egypt, fuul is a paste of mashed broad (fava) beans flavored with garlic and olive oil. It is ladled out of large copper pots, often into pockets of pitta bread, and typically sold as an inexpensive takeaway sandwich.
  • TaamiyaAnother Egyptian streetfood staple, known elsewhere as falafel, taamiya is made with mashed fava beans and parsley. It is made in the shape of flat discs rather than round balls and is typically eaten as a sandwich with salad.
  • KoshariA mix of rice, brown lentils, and macaroni topped with fried onions and a spicy tomato sauce, koshari is normally eaten in dedicated koshari restaurants that serve the dish exclusively.
  • FiteerFiteer is a light, flaky multilayered bread made from dough stretched paper-thin and folded several times. It is served stuffed with minced meat or cheese or just plain brushed with samneh (ghee) or dusted with icing sugar.
  • ShawarmaShawarma is a large cone of pressed lamb or chicken that is rotated vertically in front of a flame grill. As the meat is cooked it is sliced off and mixed on a griddle with chopped tomato, onion, and parsley before being rolled in a large disc of flatbread and wrapped in foil to take away.

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