Cairo is the bustling capital of Egypt and it’s one of the most fascinating places on Earth.

As the gateway to the Great Pyramids of Giza, and home to many inspiring museums, it’s no wonder it’s one of the world’s most popular cities to visit.

What to do in Cairo

To answer this question, I must ask myself “where would I take you if you visited me in Cairo?” – and the answer is undoubtedly these top attractions in Cairo.

Visit Al Azhar Park for Sunset

Located on the Mokattam Hills, it is one of the largest parks in Cairo and offers a wide range of activities and attractions such Bab El-Wazir Cemetery and City Of The Dead cemetery.

Visit the Cairo Citadel of Saladin

The Citadel itself is a testament to its rich history, with remnants from various empires, including Mamluk and Ottoman periods.

Take a Felucca Ride on the Nile

Taking a felucca ride allows you to feel the gentle breeze and calming waters of the river, and the views along the banks are breathtaking, with lush vegetation, ancient monuments and stunning Islamic architecture.

Visit the Famous Pyramids of Giza

The Great Pyramids of Giza are one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and have become a symbol of Egypt’s ancient culture and heritage.

Wander Around Downtown Cairo

Some neighborhoods are as big as cities so it’s not easy to simply wander the neighborhoods. I heard that the neighborhood of Maadi alone has something like 2 million people!

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