What to do in Cairo

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Cairo Attractions

Cairo is the Capital of the Arab World, and the city is full of rich and historic treasures. Though the area is home to a number of museums, one of the best is the Egyptian Antiquities Museum. This museum has more than 100,000 different items, and it uses a rotating system to change out some of the bigger displays every year.

You never know quite what you might see, but you'll find some of the top artifacts from Egypt's history.

The City of a Thousand Minarets also has several major pyramids in the surrounding area. The Step Pyramid of Djoser, Kefre, Saqqara, Dahshur, and the Keops Pyramid are just a few you can check out on your trip. While you can no longer climb to the top of the Keops Pyramid or climb on any of the other pyramids, you can take Cairo tours, which let you visit each of those pyramids on your trip.

At the Al-Azhar Park, you can see how Egyptians worked together to transform their shared landscape. Once home to one of the region's largest trash dumps, it is now a large garden space where local citizens come together every day. You can view the man-made water features, stroll through the gardens, or just enjoy the music pumped through the speakers.

Things to do in Cairo also include some of the historic mosques and other buildings. You can take Cairo excursions letting you get close to some of the most beautiful places in the city. The Hanging Church, Old City, and Mosque of Ibn Tulan are just a few of the must-see spots you might find on a tourist map.

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What to do in Cairo

Free Things to Do in Cairo

They say the best things in life are free. Be sure to visit the following around Cairo:

Museum of Egyptian Modern Arts - Chat to the friendly staff or curator and find out about the interesting collections exhibited at this museum.

Darb 17 18 - This is a must-visit for culture vultures looking to add an artistic flourish to their getaway.

League of Arab States - Architecture enthusiasts will certainly enjoy marveling at the impressive modern design of this landmark.

American University of Cairo - Visit this historic attraction and learn a few things about the cultural heritage of the region.

Tahrir Square - Sit for a while in this bustling destination and experience life as a local.

Al-Fayoum Oasis - Spend time by the water to relax and recharge your batteries.

Midan Ataba - Leave time to take a look at this site of local significance.

Omar Makram Mosque - Toss a little spirituality into your travels by dropping by this holy site.

The Andalus Park - Arrange a picnic date and enjoy a leisurely stroll around the gorgeous plant life.


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Cairo on a sunny day?
What to do in Cairo on a rainy day?
There’s no need to splish, splash and splosh your way through a damp day when there are wonderful indoor activities to enjoy:

What is Cairo famous for?
Check out Giza Pyramid Complex and Great Sphinx of Giza if you’re into big-name attractions.
What should I not miss in Cairo?
You just can’t go home without checking off the following list of superb sights:

  • Egyptian Museum
  • Cairo Tower
  • Khan el-Khalili
  • The Hanging Church

Are there cheap things to do in Cairo?
What can you do in Cairo for free?
You could put your wallet in the hotel safe for the day, because these top attractions can be seen for nothing:

  • Cairo Tower
  • Khan el-Khalili
  • The Hanging Church
  • City Stars

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