Cairo is one of the world’s great megacities. As beautiful and as rich in historic finery as it is confounding and an assault on your senses to first-time visitors, Cairo tends to be a city that travellers love and hate in equal measures.
You will always hear a friendly Egyptian shout “Welcome to Egypt!”. This guide explains the best things to do in Cairo and you can join us to show you the secrets places in Cairo,
4 x Things to do in Cairo
1. The Pyramids and Great Sphinx of Giza
The Giza Pyramid complex is located on the outskirts of Cairo. With a height of 139 meters, the Great Pyramid can easily be spotted from the city. Pyramids are royal tombs, and Egypt counts 138 of them! Discoveries, like mummies, are still done in this area.
Cairo has to be part of your Egypt travel route. Plan spending two full days in the city. Ignore everyone’s opinion about the city and discover it your way!
2. El-Hakem_Mosque – surprising thing to do in Cairo
In the middle of a non-touristy neighbourhood surrounded by dusty roads is one of the most beautiful mosques of Cairo, El-Hakem_Mosque. A large mosque still having all its old details. Get an aerial view from the nearby tower or walk around on the second level.
Good to know: It is appropriate for women to wear a scarf.
3. Back in time at the Egyptian Museum
The Egyptian Museum is home to the world’s greatest collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts. You can even see real preserved mummies in the mummy. It is a highly recommended thing to do in Cairo. Plan about spending 2 – 4 hours in the museum.
4. The Hanging Church
built on top of an ancient Roman fortress is the reason why it is named ‘The Hanging Church’. The Roman church with beautiful ornaments and mosaic paintings is still in use. In fact, 10% of the population in Egypt is Christian. Cairo has a Roman quarter where churches are mixed with mosques.