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Cairo (Al Qāhirah) is the capital and the largest city in Egypt situated some 10 km north-east of Giza. According to the latest census, the population of Cairo is about 7,734,700 people, making it the largest city in Egypt. Thousands of tourists visit Cairo every year to see its castles and mosques.

Airport Cairo Intl (IATA: CAI) is 30 km away from it and is the closest airport to it.

Tourist attractions in it

1. Cairo Citadel
The Saladin Citadel of Cairo (Arabic: قلعة صلاح الدين‎ Qalaʿat Salāḥ ad-Dīn) is a fortification in Cairo, Egypt.

2. Al-Hussein Mosque
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…

3. Khan el-Khalili
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.

4. Mosque of Muhammad Ali
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.

5. 6th October Bridge
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.

6. Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan
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.

7. Egyptian Museum
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.

8. Bab Zuweila
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. If you are around, try one of the following places:

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Cairo Citadel

The Saladin Citadel of Cairo (Arabic: قلعة صلاح الدين‎ Qalaʿat Salāḥ

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Al-Hussein Mosque

Al-Hussein Mosque (Arabic: مسجد الإمام الحسين‎; alternative tra

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Khan el-Khalili

Khan el-Khalili (Arabic: خان الخليلي‎) is a major souk in the Islamic

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Mosque of Muhammad Ali

The Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha or Alabaster Mosque (Arabic: مسجد محم

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6th October Bridge

6th October Bridge is an elevated highway in Cairo, Egypt, running

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Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan

The Sultan Hassan Mosque is considered stylistically the most compact

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Egyptian Museum

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian

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Bab Zuweila

Bab Zuweila is a medieval gate in Cairo, which is still standing in

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Al-Azhar University

Al-Azhar University (pronounced 'AZ-har', Arabic: جامعة الأز

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Abdeen Palace

Abdeen Palace (العربية. قصر عابدين) is a historic Cairo palace, a

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Cairo Tower

The Cairo Tower (Arabic: برج القاهرة‎, burj al-qāhira, colloquially

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Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, Cairo

St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral is located in the Abbassia

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Coptic Museum

Coptic Museum is a museum in Coptic Cairo, Egypt with the largest

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Al-Azhar Park

Al-Azhar Park is a public park located in Cairo, Egypt.

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Hotels in Cairo

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Victoria Azur Hotel

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Windsor Hotel Cairo

starting $28

Cairo Khan Hotel

starting $39

Cairo Khan Hotel

starting $0

Travelers House Hotel

starting $9

Family Palace Hostel

starting $22

Garden View Hostel

starting $14

City Plaza Hostel

starting $25

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