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Coptic Museum

Coptic Museum (Mar Girgis Metro Station, Cairo) — See the distinctive blend of cultures at the Coptic Museum in Cairo where are displayed hundreds of Christian Egyptian documents, statues and artifacts in which you’ll distinct Ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman influence. Take a breath of fresh air in a peaceful courtyard surrounded by […]

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Cairo Tower

Cairo Tower (Gezira Island, Zamalek district, Cairo) – designed by the Egyptian architect Naoum Chebib, the 187-meter tall Cairo Tower offers the most amazing panoramic views of the Egyptian capital. It is advised to go up to the tower’s circular observation deck in the late morning or late afternoon for the clearest views of the […]

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Beshtak Palace

Beshtak Palace (Muizz Street, next to the Katkhuda Sabil, Cairo) — Experience the palatial life of 14th century Mamluk princes in one of the only remaining domestic residences from the period. The Qasr, located on Al Mu’izz li-Din Allah Street, was built by Prince (Amir) Beshtak Al-Nasiri between 1334 and 1339 where the Eastern Fatimid […]

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Babylon Fortress

Babylon Fortress (Mar Girgis Metro Station, Cairo) — As you leave the Metro station, you arrive at the twin towers of the western gate of the fortress of Babylon Fortress, Coptic Museum & Hanging Church, built by the Roman emperor Trajan (98-117 CE). These towers were built on what were the banks of the Nile […]

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Amir Taghri Bardi Funerary Complex

Amir Taghri Bardi Funerary Complex (Saliba Street, behind the Qualuwan funerary complex, Cairo) — Dating back to 1440, the funerary complex of Amir (Taghri) Bardi is located on Saliba Street in Cairo, behind the immense Qalawun funerary complex. The complex was built by the eponymous prince who was famous for having led the Mamluk army’s […]

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Amir Salar and Amir Sangar al-Gawili Funerary Complex

Amir Salar and Amir Sangar al-Gawili Funerary Complex (Saliba Street, near Midan Sayyida Zeynab, Cairo) — Under the reign of Al-Nassir Muhammad and specifically between the years 1303 and 1304, an influential emir, Sangar al-Gawili, built himself and his friend Amir Seif el-Din Salar a complex housing two mausoleums. Specialists believe that the second emir […]

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Amir Akhur Qanibay Madrasa and Mosque

Amir Akhur Qanibay Madrasa and Mosque (Salah al-Din Square opposite Bab al-Silsila, Cairo) — On a large hill overlooking the gigantic Madrasa Mosque of Sultan Hassan, in lavishing green surroundings, lies the small mosque and madrasa complex of Amir Akhur Qanibay, who was also known as “Al-Rammah” (the lancer) back at the time when he […]

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Beymen

Beymen (Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza, Garden City, Cairo) – this is the Cairo branch of a high-end Turkish department store, which offers some of the world’s top names in fashion and accessories. Its interior is reminiscent of Saks 5th Avenue in New York. Its selection of beauty products includes up-scale brands such […]

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Al Khaima

Al Khaima (23 El Nil Street, Giza, Cairo) – its Nile River location already makes this a popular nightspot. Its interior is spacious and well lit, with high ceilings. The décor is simple with mostly white seating and round oriental ceiling lights; sheer curtains drape the windows while Arabesque accents are matched with deep turquoise […]

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Bus Service

Bus Service – foreigners are unlikely to brave Cairo’s chaotic-looking bus system (mainly due to language barriers). For those who choose this transportation option anyway, the large red, white and blue public buses go through the entire city and are cheap, but are always crowded. There are the similar buses (with air-conditioning) that charge 2 […]