Sights & Attractions in Cairo

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Bab al-Futuh
To the left, inside the entrance to the is a small passageway...
Architectural Sites, Viewpoints Islamic Cairo North
 
Bab al-Nasr
This gate is similar to Bab al-Futuh, except that two square...
Architectural Sites Islamic Cairo North
 
Bab Zuwayla
Built in 1092, this is one of three remaining gates of Fatimid...
Architectural Sites Islamic Cairo South
 
Banque Misr
Colonial Cairo emulated the French, was run by the British, and...
Architectural Sites Downtown and Bulaq
 
Bayt al-Suhaymi
Considered the best example of domestic Islamic architecture...
Houses / Mansions, Architectural Sites Islamic Cairo North
 
Ben Ezra Synagogue
Originally the Church of Saint Michael, the synagogue is named...
Religious Sites Coptic Cairo (Mari Girgis)
 
Chaar-Hachamaim Synagogue
This unusual concrete block with a subtle art nouveau floral...
Religious Sites Downtown and Bulaq
 
Church of Saint Barbara
Named for a young Nicodemian woman who was killed by her pagan...
Religious Sites Coptic Cairo (Mari Girgis)
 
Church of Saint Mercurius
Yet another Roman legionary, Mercurius, or Abu Sayfayn ("of the...
Religious Sites Coptic Cairo (Mari Girgis)
 
Church of Saint Sergius
Known in Arabic as 'Abu Serga, this church is dedicated to two...
Religious Sites, Architectural Sites Coptic Cairo (Mari Girgis)
 
The Citadel
Until Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi arrived in Cairo in 1168, local...
Museums / Galleries, Religious Sites, Architectural Sites The Citadel and Sayyida Zaynab
 
Complex of Amir Shaykhu
Flanking Shar'a Saliba, this mosque and khanqah were built by...
Religious Sites The Citadel and Sayyida Zaynab
 
Complex of Qalaun
One of the early Mamluk rulers of Egypt, Mansur Qalaun was originally...
Architectural Sites, Memorials / Monuments Islamic Cairo North
 
Convent of Saint George
This convent's namesake holds a special place in the hearts of...
Religious Sites, Architectural Sites Coptic Cairo (Mari Girgis)
 
Coptic Museum
Housing the world's largest collection of Coptic Christian artwork...
Museums / Galleries Coptic Cairo (Mari Girgis)
 
Coptic Patriarchate of Cairo
There are now four active monasteries in Wadi Natrun: Deir Anba...
Religious Sites The Wadi Natrun Monasteries
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