Sightseeing in Cairo

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Sightseeing in Cairo

With a history as rich as the one found in Cairo, a visit simply must go hand-in-hand with some sightseeing.

The Pyramids of Giza, situated in the immediate vicinity of Cairo, are a must-see. Built over the span of three generations, they symbolise strength and wisdom. The Sphinx, with the body of a lion and the head of a king, is a truly mysterious marvel from the days of ancient Egypt that enthrals visitors today.

If you would like to soak up the urban atmosphere of Cairo, take a stroll around the streets of Old or Coptic Cairo, the world’s oldest Christian denomination. Mosques, churches and synagogues exist in close proximity to each other here. One of the most famous is the Hanging Church, built on the southern gate of the Roman Fortress, with its wooden roof resembling Noah’s Ark.

In the Islamic District of Cairo, Khan el-Khalili has always been a centre of great economic activity and is still the major souk - ideal for purchasing gifts for family back home. The bazaar is a wonderful combination of historic architecture, bustling businesses, and colourful goods which not only draws tourists, but also thousands of locals.

If there's somewhere that you would love to see, find out more information about or arrange a tour through our concierge, please contact our Concierge Team on or by calling +20 222 495 300.

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