Cairo Attractions

Information about Cairo attractions, the history of Cairo and all of the most significant sites around the city that never sleeps

Bab Al Futuh or as known, The Gate of Conquest locating in center of Old Cairo, is one of few survived gates which built during the Fatimid Period in Egypt. Bab El Futuh was built by Vizier Badr al-Jamali of Fatimid Imam/caliph Mustansir. The gates were very famous in Egypt as it stretches around the city to protect it from any potential conquest.

Wekalet El Ghouri is an architecturally stunning arts center in El Azhar area in Central Cairo, operating under the Ministry of Culture and the Cultural Development Fund (CDF).

It was built to be dedicated to two Martyrs (Sergius and Bacchusand) traditionally believed to have been built on the spot where the Holy Family rested at the end of their journey into Egypt
Abusir is located at 1.2 miles north of Saqqara, but still at some distance to the south of Giza. Its three main surviving Pyramids can easily be seen from the funerary complex of Horus Netjerkhet.
The Agricultural Museum features a variety of displays about farming practices in Egypt from ancient times to the present day. Agriculture has played a major role in the Egyptian history and always affected the lives of Egyptians from the days of the pharaohs up to our modern time.
The first capital of Islamic Egypt , probably this name derived from the the Roman military occupation ( fossatum ), it means tent. It was built by Amr Ibn Al'as in 642, Al Fustat is considered the first capital after the pharaonic capitals, Thebes and Memphis . Al Fustat is also considered a major harbour for foreign maritime trade.
Bab El Nasr consists of two great square towers, solid for two thirds of their heights, flanking a very fine arched gateway which is set back 4.54 m. From their front face.
Beit El Sennari is not well known by many tourists who visit Egypt. Situated on a small lane named Haret Monge, just off of a downtown street called Khairat, there are very few tourism attractions nearby.Sennari House was built in 1794 by Ibrahim Katkhuda El-Sennari, a Sudanese occultist.
The cairo tower or ( Borg El qahira) in Arabic language is consider one of the most prominent features of the Egyptian capital .Its partially open lattice-work design intended to evoke a lotus plant. It was built from 1956 to 1961 during the presidency of Gamal Abdel Nasser with Soviet assistance.
It is considered the biggest of its kind in Egypt, and people from every social standard and also traders went there to get a relatively cheap and guaranteed health meat especially after the spread of diseases like bird flu, etc.
This cathedral was built in 1968 and inaugurated by President Nasser and Emperor Hilasilasi of Ethiopia when Pope KirolosVI was appointed the Patriarch and Pope of Alexandria and it is considered the largest church in Africa.
It contains 42 room .The museum's ground floor follows the history of ancient Egypt. Upon entering through the security check in the building, one looks toward the atrium and the rear of the building with many items on view - from sarcophagi and boats to enormous statues.
This District was founded by prince Ezz El Din Mosk; he was a prince in the reign of Al Sultan Salah El Din El Ayobe (Saladin). The district starts from El Attaba square and parallel to Al Azhar Street until they reached Al Azhar Mosque and El Hussein Mosque.
The collection contains about 1700 piece consists of : Furniture and Boxes - Basic Funeral Equipment - Jewelry and Ornamentation - Statues, Sculptures and Containers - Other Items
This mosque was built for praying and for Mohamed Ali to be buried in. Mohamed Ali was buried in the tomb situated on the southern-east side of Beit Al Salah, to the right hand side of the entrance which leads to the main section.
The methods of embalming or treating the dead body, that the ancient Egyptians used, is called mummification. Using special processes, the Egyptians removed all moisture from the body, leaving only a dried form that would not easily decay.
The pharaonic village represent industries, games, arts and moments from history and legend. There are also services such as cafeterias, boat rentals, a children's playground and a restaurant that serves both Egyptian and European dishes which help to make your stay even more enjoyable.
The first king who had a sphinx statue was King Djetef Ra, the successor of King Cheops, and it is considered as the 1st royal representation in the form of a sphinx. It was discovered nearby his pyramid at Abu-Rawash in El Giza and it is now kept in Louver Museum.
Babylon, according to historians, was originally the name of a capital city of a neighboring country known as Babylon, but another probability refers the name to the ancient Pr-Hapi-n-Iwnw ( Nile house of Heliopolis ) that was the deity's dwellings in Heliopolis city, Habi was the divinity of the Nile.
There are many suggestions about the function of the solar boats ; first it was used for the soul of the dead accompanied the sun on its eternal journey in the heavens around the world , so a boat or at least a model of a boat was included in every tomb. Moreover; it was used in religious events like pilgrimages and transporting the statue of a god.
The best preserved valley temple all over Egypt it was built of local limestone, it was partly covered with fine Tura limestone and partly by ashlars of red granite. It was built on square plane, measuring 482 feet on each side. This temple has been buried under the desert sand until the 19th century.
This church is further identified by the the Virgin's Church of the Ferry. In fact, the recent name of that modern suburb, Maadi,is derived from the Arabic word which means "the Crossing Point".
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