Sights & Attractions in Cairo

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Name Category Location
 
Al-Azhar Mosque and University
Originally built in AD 970 by the conquering Fatimid caliph al-Mu'iz...
Religious Sites, Educational Institutions Islamic Cairo South
 
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
 
Bayt al-Suhaymi
Considered the best example of domestic Islamic architecture...
Houses / Mansions, Architectural Sites Islamic Cairo North
 
Chaar-Hachamaim Synagogue
This unusual concrete block with a subtle art nouveau floral...
Religious Sites Downtown and Bulaq
 
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 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)
 
The Egyptian Antiquities Museum
On the north end of Maydan Tahrir, this huge neoclassical building...
Museums / Galleries Downtown and Bulaq
 
Gayer-Anderson Museum
Also known as Bayt al-Kiritliya, the museum consists of two Ottoman...
Museums / Galleries The Citadel and Sayyida Zaynab
 
The Hanging Church
Known in Arabic as al-Muallaqah ("the suspended"), the church...
Religious Sites, Architectural Sites Coptic Cairo (Mari Girgis)
 
Khan al-Khalili
The Khan has been a marketplace since the end of the 14th century...
Markets / Bazaars Islamic Cairo North
 
Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan
Built between 1356 and 1363 by the Mamluk ruler Sultan Hassan...
Religious Sites, Architectural Sites The Citadel and Sayyida Zaynab
 
Mosque of ‘Amr Ibn al-'Aas
Built in 642 following the conquest of Egypt, this was the first...
Religious Sites Coptic Cairo (Mari Girgis)
 
Mosque of Ibn Tulun
This huge congregational mosque was built in 879 by Ahmad Ibn...
Religious Sites, Architectural Sites The Citadel and Sayyida Zaynab
 
Museum of Islamic Arts
Too often overlooked, this is one of the finest museums in Cairo...
Museums / Galleries Islamic Cairo South
 
Sayyidna al-Husayn Mosque
One of the holiest sites in Egypt, the mosque was originally...
Religious Sites Islamic Cairo North
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