Cairo, being Egypt’s capital, is the largest and most densely inhabited city. Because it is the capital, it was natural to include many tourist sites that cater to all tastes, wants, and age groups.
This is exactly what Cairo tourism has to offer. So whether you are alone, with family with children or friends, and you are confused about where to go during your Cairo tourism trip, and on what basis you will choose the place to visit, do not tire yourself in searching again and continue to the next topic to find what you are looking for.
In the Ottoman era, tourism in Cairo was distinguished by diversity and diversity. Through the tranquillity of nature and a series of gorgeous gardens, to the most prominent structures and entertainment venues. Don’t forget to go on a shopping spree in Khan Al Khalili Market or one of the numerous contemporary shopping malls.
Some of Cairo’s most important tourist attractions are as follows:
The most important museums in Cairo
1- The Egyptian Museum
It is one of Cairo’s most prominent tourist attractions and one of Egypt’s largest museums in terms of size and treasures. The ancient museum, divided into two levels, has over 150,000 artifacts dealing with the history of Pharaonic, Roman, and Greek Egypt. One includes light items such as tiny sculptures, manuscripts, and paintings, while the other has heavy items such as coffins, mummies, and massive statues.
However, you may need to engage a private tour guide to accompany you or your tour group to explain the development of Egyptian historical eras in chronological sequence, or you may rely on the guiding paintings and posters put by the museum management adjacent to the exhibits. From the outside, the museum boasts a stunning red-coated architectural design and its distinctive dome and windows, which are reminiscent of Islamic architecture.
2- The Coptic Museum
The Coptic Museum is located close to Babylon’s famed Roman fortification. It is the world’s largest museum of Egyptian Coptic antiquities. It has the most important assets dating back to the Coptic era of Egyptian history, including over 16,000 items from various areas of Egypt.
The museum is recognized by its stone structure with a peculiar architectural style that replicates its age. Its magnificent front is comparable to the Al-Aqmar Mosque, and decorating its entrance is a statue of the museum’s founder, “Marqs Simika Pasha,” who established it in 1910.
3- The Museum of Islamic Art
This is located in the Bab al-Khalq neighborhood of Cairo and is one of the greatest Islamic museums in the world, simulating the age of Islamic rule in Egypt.
In addition to its distinctive and eye-catching architectural design that simulates the history of the period it deals with, you can enjoy viewing thousands of artifacts dating back to the Islamic era, including glass and metal utensils, furniture, valuable stones, letter-writing equipment, and manuscripts, with information in both languages that provides you with what you see. It is available in Arabic and English, and there is also a children’s area.
4- October War Panorama
The Panorama of the October War is one of Cairo’s most important tourist attractions for history lovers, as the modern museum, whose construction date does not exceed the 1980s, reviews the events and details of the October 73 war and how the Egyptian army achieved victory during this great epic that the entire world has been imitating so far, through models or films. The performances take place on the museum stage, visible from the outside as an enormous circular structure that occupies significant space on Salah Salem Road.
5- Abdeen Palace
It is one of Cairo’s most popular tourist sites, recounting the history of the modern royal age from the rule of Khedive Ismail, who chose to build the palace in the latter quarter of the nineteenth century, through the 1952 revolution that ended Egypt’s monarchy.
The palace, located in the heart of Cairo, recounts this period of Egyptian history through a set of museums nearby, showcasing the royal family’s valuable belongings and the weaponry used throughout their rule, as well as artifacts donated by global leaders. The explanation is given by a guide hired by the venue’s management for a nominal charge.
The grandeur of the gardens and the wide green areas that encompass the surrounds of the palace and its exterior roadways, constructed in a manner that replicates the history of its age, maybe appreciated when traveling between the many museums of Abdeen Palace.