Learn about the cultural city of Cairo
Cairo was home to many cultures since ancient times and is a city that fascinates everyone who sees it with its rich cultural and historical heritage. This interplay of modern and traditional architecture makes this metropolis so extraordinary. Mosques next to modern houses – this you’ll see everywhere.
The Giza Pyramids are the symbols of Egypt, one of the seven wonders of antiquity and among the most famous archaeological sites in the world.
The Egyptian museum is for sure one of the most impressive ones in the world.
The pink, 19th century building in the central Tahrir square houses the most significant collection of priceless Egyptian antiquities in the world.
The Al-Azhar Mosque is the leading place of worship and education with a history of one thousand years impresses with its architecture.
Located in the south of the city center, old Cairo is another UNESCO World Heritage site. There are many mosques, churches, and synagogues in the multicultural old Cairo. Considered the center of the Coptic sect, one of the most ancient sects of Christianity, there are important historical buildings such as the Virgin Mary Coptic Orthodox Church, Coptic Museum, Roman Babel Tower, Amr Ibn El As Mosque and the Ben – Ezra Synagogue.
ifly’s Travel Tip:
Cairo International Airport is located 22 kilometers away from the city center.