Cairo Tourist Attractions Guide
Address:Sharia Hadayek al-Zuhreya Gezira
The Cairo Tower is located in Egypt in the Zamalek district of Cairo, and it is the highest structure in Egypt. On the top of the tower there is a circular observation deck and a restaurant. The tower was completed in 1961, and its design in the form of the pharaonic lotus flower is the work of Naum Chebib.
Ibn Tulun Mosque is the oldest and the largest mosque in Cairo. The construction of the building started in the 9th century AD by Ahmad Ibn Tulun and it was completed in 879 on Mount Yashkur. Even though over the years it fell in disuse, especially because the city center moved to what is today Cairo center, the mosque is the most visited tourist attraction of the city.
Address:al-Mathaf al-Masri, Midan El Tahrir
Egyptian Museum is home to over than 120,000 ancient Egyptian artefacts. An extremely popular room in the museum is the Mummy Room which presently displays nine mummies including the one of Queen Hathsepsut which was the one last discovered.
Address:Mar Giurguis Street
This beautiful museum was opened by Marcus Simaika Pasha in 1910. The Museum houses valuable collections of Coptic Christian artifacts. An excellent collection of Nubian art is exhibited in this museum after it was saved from floods in of Lake Nasser.
Saladin Citadel is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Cairo. This is a medieval Islamic fortification located near the center of Cairo where one can see mosques and museums. Even though this site was firstly only a pavilion where people could walk and enjoy the light wind. It was not before the 12th century that Salah ad-Din realized its strategic importance.