Top 5 Sights in Cairo Legendary as one of the most visited city in the world, Cairo is extremely popular not only as the sprawling capital of Egypt, but it is seen as a city where civilization began. Let's have a look at the top 5 places of interest, worth exploring during your stay in Cairo:
Pyramids of Giza Situated on the Saharan border and the Nile Valley, an imposing piece of the wonders of the world stands tall. The Pyramids - a classic 4500 years old masterpiece of architecture stuns the world. Towards the entrance you will encounter the stone-carved pyramid of half man and half lion, the Sphinx. To learn about the interesting history, be a part of the light and sound show during the evening hours.
The Khan El Kahlili and the Islamic Cairo A rambling market by nature, but purely Arabian. The Khan El Khalili is the African door to the treasures of the Middle Eastern merchandise. It's famous and an extremely busy souk, selling everything under the sun. Right from silver jewellery, ethnic wears, designer veils, shisha, brass lamps, herbal products and much more, the alley seems never-ending.
Citadel and Mosque of Ali Pasha Showcasing an Ottoman-style architecture, the citadel is a fortress of the 21st century and the mosque of Mohammed Ali Pasha was created completely out of marble. From the pinnacle of Mount Mokattam, the citadel offers jaw-dropping views of the majestic scenery.
Coptic Cairo Coptic Cairo is one of those places where you can spot endless, magnificent churches and primitive relics from the era when Christianity was first introduced. The Coptic Museum displays priceless collections of Coptic art. Admire St. George, the largest church and St. Sergius Church, which is the oldest. Within a few hours of tour, you will feel transported back in time.
The Cave Church The Cave Church is an outstanding sight to see, but before that, you have to go through the Garbage City in order to reach the impressive structure. This is largest church in the Middle East, with a seating capacity of 20,000.