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Do you want to visit impressive attractions? You’re looking for the most famous shopping miles or enchanting boutiques for the perfect shopping trip? Or you’re interested in fascinating buildings of art and culture? We’ve compiled a selection for you.

  • Sphinx

    Landmark
    Cairo offers many sights. Yet none are as impressive as the Great Sphinx of Giza. Built of limestone, it sits before the Pyramids of Giza. The Sphinx is 22 metres high and 50 metres long. Its name comes from its physical resemblance to a lion’s body with a human head. Visitors can also climb up the Sphinx.
    Giza
    Cairo
  • Citadel

    Islamic Cairo
    The Citadel is one of the city’s main attractions and is also part of the cityscape. It is a limestone fortification built in the 12th century. A visit to the Citadel will reward you with a fantastic view of Islamic Cairo. The Citadel complex includes Al-Gawhara Palace, the Mosque of Muhammad Ali, the Police Museum, the Al-Nasir Muhammad Mosque, the National Military Museum, the Archaeological Museum, the Suleyman Pasha Mosque, and the Bab al-Azab. An incredible complex!
    Salah Salem Street
    11511 Cairo
    +20 2 31 58 36 32
  • Tahrir Square

    Liberation Square
    Thinking about Tahrir Square in former times immediately conjured up before your mind’s eye a traffic island with three to five lanes of congestion. A frantic pace and activity all around the green central island. Most recently, though, the Square became the symbol of the Egyptian Revolution. Here the people congregated, here they demonstrated, and here they were met with violence and bloodshed. Many hotels provide an excellent view of the Square near the right bank of the Nile.
    Corniche El Nil Street
    Cairo
  • Cairo Tower

    Top view
    The Cairo Tower is 187 metres high and presents a spectacular view of the city. Built on an island in the Nile, it looks like an enormous wastepaper basket. The tower was commissioned by President Gamal Abdel Nasser with Soviet funds. The roof also provides telescopes. It’s worth taking a look through.
    Sharia Hadayek al-Zuhreya Gezira
    Cairo
  • Great Pyramid of Giza

    Wonder of the World
    No doubt the most famous sight in Egypt is the Great Pyramid of Giza. Built around 2570 BC, it is the oldest pyramid on the Giza Plateau. This Wonder of the World is 140 metres high and consists of more than 2.3 million stone blocks each weighing about 2.5 tonnes. Today it is forbidden to climb the Pyramid. But you can tour the interior. Here you can admire, for instance, the King’s Chamber.
    Pyramids of Giza
    Cairo
    +20 2 383 88 23
    discoveringegypt.com
  • Sound and Light Show - the Pyramids

    Must-see
    Well, of course, it may be construed as kitsch. The Pyramids Sound and Light Show is a tourist highlight of the city. A spectacular experience before a magnificent backdrop. The Sphinx relates the history of ancient Egypt in a wide range of languages. The Show starts at 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, and 8:30 pm in the winter and at 8:30 pm, 9:30 pm, and 10:30 pm in the summer. You’re best telephoning or visiting the homepage for the language details.
    Giza
    Cairo
    +20 2 3385 73 20
    soundandlight.com.eg
  • Mall of Arabia

    Shopping paradise
    The Mall of Arabia is a true shopping paradise. Here you’ll find everything what fashion, jewellery, electronics, cosmetics, restaurants, and entertainment can offer. Mango, Massimo Dutti, and Bershka next to Oriental brands. In other words: plan enough time, stroll through the Mall, take the occasional fortification and really enjoy this magnificent shopping centre to the full.
    6th of October City
    Juhaynah Square
    Cairo
    +20 2 38 21 05 00
    mallofarabia.com
  • Stars Centre

    Modern shopping centre
    Opened in 2005, the Stars Centre lies outside of the historical Cairo. There you’ll find over 500 shops. Not only modern chains like Mango and Nine West, also local collections are presented here, for instance Concrete’s. No doubt the right place for a shopping tour through modern shops.
    Sharia Omar Ibn El Khattab
    Heliopolis, Cairo
    +20 1 12 532 75 55
    citystars.com
  • Khan El-Khalili bazaar

    Souvenir market
    There are many Oriental markets and bazaars in Cairo. The El-Khalili bazaar is one of the largest in the city and is a real tourist attraction. Here you’ll find not only holiday souvenirs like statues and masks, but the obligatory spices, tea, and coffee blends too. Also hookahs abound.
    Al Azharstrasse
    Cairo
  • An-Nahasin

    Street of the Coppersmiths
    If you want to buy brass or copper, the Street of the Coppersmiths is the right place for you. The number one address for souvenirs of this kind. Popular are above all the large engraved brass trays. You can buy these with a wooden frame that then converts them into tables. Or if you prefer something smaller for your home, you’ll be spoilt for choice among the cups, dishes, plates, and smaller, richly ornamented trays.
    Souk el Nahasin
    Cairo
  • Cairo Opera House

    Culture of the finest
    The Cairo Opera House is the city’s most important venue for opera, ballet, theatre, films, and concerts. It provides probably the best acoustics of all cultural institutions in the Near East. Aida, the famous opera by Verdi, was composed specifically for this opera house. Elegant clothing is preferred, and the men must wear a jacket and tie at the concerts in the main hall.
    El Borg Gezira
    11567 Cairo
    +20 27 39 02 99
    cairoopera.org
  • Egyptian Museum

    Gold treasures and a pharaoh’s mummy
    The Egyptian Museum is a global player in the international premium league. If you’re interested in the history of the world’s oldest civilisation, you should definitely come here. Many accidental discoveries of pharaoh trappings like burial objects, coins, sarcophagi, clothing, and jewellery are exhibited here. One example is the gold treasure of Tutankhamun. The highlight is the Royal Mummies Hall where Pharaoh Ramses II is laid out.
    Tahrir Square
    11516 Cairo
    +20 02 579 45 96
    sca-egypt.org