Cairo is a city whose name is sure to conjure up images of winding alleys and crowded souks, the bustle of dhow-trade on the Nile and the distant enigma of the pyramids. But its immense historic appeal aside, Cairo is also a growing capital with most modern comforts, including several large shopping malls, film production studios and the Cairo International Convention & Exhibition Center (CICC). If you have already seen the famous pyramids, or do not have the time to travel to Giza, there are many history, culture and art museums within Cairo.
Pyramids of Giza
The Giza Necropolis, consiting of the three Great Pyramids and the Sphinx, is located 15 miles south west of Cairo city centre. All four ancient monuments are synonymous with the historic and mystic appeal of Egypt, and are a must-see for any first-time visitor to Cairo. A visit is easily arranged as a day-trip, with many often including a trip to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities as well.
South of Cairo city centre
Athough it occupies a tiny portion of spawling Cairo city, Old Cairo is a haven of historic buildings and ruins, and several noteworth coptic churches.
Cairo Opera House
P.O. Box: 1 1567 El Borg Gezira
The Cairo Opera House was inaugurated in 1988 and stages performances by the Cairo Opera, the Cairo Ballet Company, Cairo Symphony Orchestra and the National Arabic Music Ensemble, to name a few.
Egyptian Modern Art Museum
Cairo Opera House, El Borg Gezira, Cairo, Egypt
This Museum is situated inside the Cairo Opera House and houses mostly contemporary art by Egyptian artists.
Egyptian Museum of Antiquities
Tahrir square, Cairo, Egypt
The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities is one of Egypt's most popular Museums. It contains a vast collection of Egyptian relics and artefacts, including the mummies of several noteworthy kings and queens and a section dedicated to Tutankhamon's treasures.
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Omar Ibn El Khattab Street, Cairo, 11737
Hotel DescriptionThe luxurious InterContinental Citystars Cairo is situated adjacent to Cairo's largest retail and leisure complex, Citystars Heliopolis, and is the ideal starting point for tours, sightseeing and enjoying the vibrant life of Cairo'. The...
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Corniche el Nil, Garden City, Cairo, 11511
Explore the ancient and enthralling city of Cairo while staying at the Semiramis InterContinental Cairo Hotel. The great Pyramids of Ghiza, the Egyptian Museum, River Nile, Coptic Cairo and many more attractions of the city are just...
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Uruba Street, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt
Hotel Introduction A recently renovated, atrium-style luxury hotel, the Sheraton Heliopolis Hotel, Towers& Casino is situated in Cairo's prominent district. The hotel offers a wide variety of restaurants and services. Hotel...
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35 Giza Street, P.O. Box 663, El Orman, Cairo, 12311
1089 Corniche EL Nil, P.O. Box 63, Maglis EL Shaab, Garden City, Cairo, 11519
Hotel Description: The New Nile Plaza is a Magnificent, Multi-Use Development, With Upscale Shopping, Private Residences and, of Course, Four Seasons Hotel Cairo At Nile Plaza.Rising Thirty Storeys On the Corniche At the Nile Rivers Widest Point,... more
Corniche El Nil, Garden City Roda Island, Cairo, 2288
Description The allure of a historic and mysterious culture, the thirst for magnificence and the hunt for luxury, leads travellers to the Grand Hyatt Cairo Hotel, the landmark of luxury and sophistication in the capital city of great Egypt... more
Ring Road, Mirage City, P.O. Box 427, Heliopolis, Cairo, 11757
Hotel Description:The JW Marriott Hotel Cairo is an international hotel destination for both business and leisure travelers. Located in the Mirage City area of Cairo ten miles northeast of downtown, this full-service resort hotel combines deluxe... more
El Remaya Square, P.O. Box 25, Pyramids, Cairo, 12561
Le Meridien Cairo Pyramids Hotel is a majestic hotel blessed with views of the magnificent Pyramids of Giza, one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Located near the Cairo International Airport, Le Meridien Cairo Pyramids Hotel is also only just... more
16 Saraya El Gezira Street, P.O. Box 33, Zamalek, Cairo, 11211
Pyramids' Road, Giza, Cairo
Hotel Description: The Hotel Was Built in 1869. Under the Shadow of the Great Pyramids of Giza, Lies Cairo'S Most Prestigious Hotel, Which Was an Old Royal Hunting Lodge. It Has 40 Acres of Jasmin-Scented Gardens. There is a Magnificent 18-Hole... more
1115 Corniche El Nile, Cairo, Egypt
Take in views of the Nile and the Pyramids from the Ramses Hilton hotel's 36th-floor Windows on the World bar. Relax by the sun-drenched outdoor pool or enjoy alfresco dining at the Garden Court Café. On the banks of the Nile, the hotel boasts a well-equipped... more
Galaa Square, P.O. Box 11, Cairo
Hotel Introduction Sheraton Cairo Hotel, Towers and Casino is ideally located on the west bank of the River Nile. With cosmopolitan modern adjoining towers, our hotel proudly stands tall as one of Cairo's finest landmarks. Hotel... more
3 El Tayaran Street, P.O. Box 9039, Nasr City, Cairo
All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite television, radio, mini bar, hair dryer and direct-dial telephone.Our Royal Club Floor offers special amenities to guests. The hotel is fully equipped with a fire alarm system and smoke detectors in every room. Hotel... more
2 El Gezira El Wosta Street,Cairo
The Golden Tulip Flamenco is set in the heart of the residential and diplomatic sector of Cairo and overlooking the Nile. Hotel Flamenco is located away from the bustle of the city, yet conveniently close to the centre of activity with its wealth of culture, history,... more
1191 Courniche El Nile Street, Cairo, Egypt
On the River Nile and part of the World Trade Center complex, the Hilton Cairo World Trade Center Residence is 10 minutes' walk from the business district. Swim laps in the outdoor pool or dine on Mediterranean fare at ''The Lounge''. All guest rooms are Suites with... more
51 El Orouba Street, Heliopolis, Cairo, 2466
Situated in the exclusive residential area of Heliopolis, the Le Meridien Heliopolis hotel is within close proximity to the Presidential Palace and... more
Cornish El Nil, Maadi, Po Box 217, 11431 Cairo, Egypt
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Ext. 26th Of July St., 0 Cairo, Egypt
Hotel IntroductionFour star hotel offering 195 rooms. The Novotel Cairo 6th of October is located in 6 October City, five minutes away from the pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, 30 minutes from downtown Cairo and 45 minutes from Cairo International Airport.... more
Po Box 8 Cairo Airport, 11776 Cairo, Egypt
Hotel IntroductionHotel featuring 204 rooms. A short stroll from the airport. 17km from the center of Cairo and 8 km from the International Convention and Exhibition Center. The hotel features 8 shops, 2 bars, a swimming pool and 3 meeting rooms. AccommodationNumber... more