) is the capital and the largest city in Egypt
, located some 10 km to the north-east from Giza
. The population of Cairo is about 7,734,700 people (census of 2008). Many people visit Cairo to experience its mosques and castles.
Cairo Intl (IATA: CAI) is the nearest airport to it, situated just 30 km to the north-east.
Things to do in it
Al-Hussein Mosque (Arabic: مسجد الإمام الحسين‎ alternative transliterations: Husayn, Hussain, Husayn, Hussayn; also prefixed by the honorific title Sayyidna) is a mosque built in 1154 and located in Cairo, Egypt, near the Khan El-Khalili bazaar. It is named for the grandson of Muhammad, Husayn ibn Ali, whose head is believed by some to be buried on the grounds of the mosque. Shī‘ah Muslims believe that the head of Husayn ibn Ali is with his body in the Imam Husayn Mosque in Karbala. The…
The Saladin Citadel of Cairo (Arabic: قلعة صلاح الدين Qalaʿat Salāḥ ad-Dīn) is a fortification in Cairo, Egypt.
The Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha or Alabaster Mosque (Arabic: مسجد محمد علي, Turkish: Mehmet Ali Paşa Camii) is a mosque situated in the Citadel of Cairo in Egypt and commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha between 1830 and 1848.
Khan el-Khalili (Arabic: خان الخليلي) is a major souk in the Islamic district of Cairo. The bazaar district is one of Cairo's main attractions for tourists and Egyptians alike.
6th October Bridge is an elevated highway in Cairo, Egypt, running through the city connecting part of the city to the highway to the Cairo International Airport, 20. 5 km away. Its name commemorates the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War in 1973.
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museums, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to the most extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities in the world. It has 120, 000 items, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storerooms.
The Sultan Hassan Mosque is considered stylistically the most compact and unified of all Cairo monuments. It is one of the masterpieces of Mamluk architecture. The building was commissioned by Sultan Hassan bin Al-Nasir Muhammad bin Qalawun in 1356 AD as a mosque and religious school for all four juristic branches of Sunni Islam. It was designed so that each of the four schools of thought - Shafi, Maliki, Hanafi and Hanbali - has its own area while sharing the mosque.
Bab Zuweila is a medieval gate in Cairo, which is still standing in modern times. It was also known as Bawabbat al-Mitwali during the Ottoman period, and is sometimes spelled Bab Zuwayla. It is considered one of the major landmarks of the city, and is the last remaining southern gate from the walls of Fatimid Cairo in the 11th and 12th century. Its name comes from Bab, meaning " Door" and Zuwayla, the name of a troop of fearsome Berber warriors from the western desert who were charged with gua…
If you have already seen Cairo, there are still plenty of things to do on the outskirts of the city. Are you fancy to travel around a bit? Here is our list:
To understand Cairo better you can also take a look at the gallery.