Founded in the Pharaonic era under the name of Heliopolis, Cairo has been the protagonist of different cultures and religions over the centuries and is one of the oldest cities in the world. On this page you will be able to see the full list of the most well-known tourist attractions (tourist sight) of Cairo. The list is interactive and your votes are the only criteria we use for rating the attractions.
Pyramids are a tangible symbol of determination, ingenuity, and human supremacy over death, for this reason, they will continue to attract human attention forever. Pyramids are the most famous symbol of Egypt.The Pyramids of Giza are located in the city of Giza. Giza is set on the west bank of the River Nile, about 10 miles away from Cairo. These pyramids date back to 2560 BC, whose construction began at the order of the second ruler of the Fourth Dynasty, Pharaoh Khufu.
Muhammad Ali Pasha, a valiant during the Ottoman Empire, rebelled from the central government and established his rule over the Egyptian and Sudanese territories. He decided to build a mosque which he dedicated to his eldest son, Tusun Pasha (Tusun died in 1816). The Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha or the Alabaster Mosque is located in the Cairo Citadel. It is one of the tourist attractions in Egypt's capital.
Located in the middle of the island of Gezira, the Tower of Cairo (187 meters) is the tallest structure in Egypt and the entire North Africa. Completed in 1961, the Tower has become one of the symbols and landmarks of Cairo.The top of the tower includes a rotating observation point and a restaurant, which offers a spectacular view of the city of Cairo, from the Pyramids to the Citadel.
A visit to Cairo would be incomplete without a visit to the Khan Al-Khalili market. This colorful, noisy, crowded and exciting market is a place where all sorts of items and glittering trinkets can be found. Here visitors can find the typical tourist souvenirs, however, we would advise them to keep their eyes open and to look carefully as they can discover and purchase many unique objects.