Cairo is among the world’s greatest megacities that are characterized by its crazy historical finery. Looking beyond the modern hubbub of Cairo you will discover an interesting history that spans for centuries. When you want to have a full vigour of the Egyptian street life, then Cairo is the destination for you to tour. Cairo boasts the most beautiful Islamic architecture in the world and is known as a city of thousand minarets thus making It a destination that most travelers desire.
The Great Pyramid of Giza
Cairo is best known for the Great Pyramid of Giza, which is one of the major tourist attractions that one can consider in Egypt. The most iconic Pyramid in Egypt is the Great Giza Pyramid, though in addition to this we do have Sphinx, Memphis, and Sakkara. The Pyramid of Giza well preserved and it’s surrounded by large burial sites including two temples.
The Old Mosque of Cairo
Cairo is deemed to be a city of Minarets, and this is attributed to the overwhelming number of mosques. The gorgeous horizon of minarets viewed from any high roof creates an incredible reputation about Cairo, thus making it a destination that has been admired by most of the travelers.
• Muhammad Ali Mosque
The Muhammad Ali Mosque was built between 1830 and 1848, and it was named after Ali, who was ref=guarded as the founder of Modern Egypt. The Mosque was constructed in the Ottoman Style with a central dome that has 21 meters in diameter using limestone and alabaster.
• The Mosque of Al-Azhar
This is an active place for not only religious purposes but also for political demonstrations. The Mosques three Principal minarets which include the carved minarets, the double finial minaret of Qansah Al-Ghuri and Katkhuda Qaybay minarets makes it the best place to tour when you want to explore Cairo.
Christianity was pivotal in shaping the history of Egypt, as evident in the Coptic Cairo with the Overhanging Churches. Coptic Cairo is regarded as the oldest part of Cairo that dates back during the times of Moses and Pharaohs of the bible. This is a settlements area that is dated back to the 6th century BC that is evidenced by the fort on the Nile built by the Persians. Coptic Cairo besets Babylon Fortress, Coptic Museum, St Barbara Church, highly decorated milometer and the Hanging Church. The Coptic Museum has a resource of facts about the Coptic, early Christian period in Egypt, while the Hanging Church is good example of the Coptic architectures.
Citadel was regarded as the Home of government Egypt during in 19th Century. Citadel houses the most famous Mosque of Mohammad and Mosque of Sultan al-Nasir. The other incredible attractions include the Military Museum and the Citadel Prison Museum. The Gawhara Terrace provides the best panorama of the town.
Al-Azhar Park is a place that you can’t miss when you tour Cairo. Regarded as the green lungs of the old district, it was built over an old rubbish dump. The gloriously manicured gardens provide a marvelous place for an evening stroll. The incredible restaurants on the site provide a perfect spot where you can put your feet up after a long day of sightseeing.
The Egyptian Museum
The Museum is set beside Midan Tahrir, which is the central square of Downtown Cairo. The staggering collection of antiques that are housed by the Cairo’s Egyptian Museum makes it be rated as the world’s most magnificent museum. The Sheer majesty of exhibits will always carry the day when you are planning for am an adventurous tour to Cairo.