Top Cairo Attractions
No trip to Cairo would be complete without a Visit to nearby Giza to gawk at its giant ancient monuments. While undoubtedly crowded, they are an unforgettable sight. Remember to bring your water and some sunscreen, as there is little respite from the sun’s scorching rays in this area.
The gallery of artifacts in this Collection can at first seem overwhelming: not only are they historically priceless, but the sheer number of pieces can be mind-boggling! Opened in 1902, the Egyptian Museum contains 107 chronologically divided halls featuring mummies, jewels and other pieces from ancient ages. Try to find a guide that will lead you on a tour of the awe-inspiring highlights.
Old Cairo Also known as Coptic Cairo, this quiet neighbourhood features two important sites: the crypt of the Holy Family under St. Sergius Church and the Nunnery of St. George. Also of particular interest in this area is the Ben Ezra Synagogue, rumoured to be the exact spot where baby Moses was hidden among the reeds in the Bible’s Old Testament. A visit to the Old Cemetery completes an afternoon of quiet reflection on this city’s diverse ethnic heritage.