Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
Just 20 kilometers south of Cairo, extends the valley of Giza, one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. The plain of Giza contains some of the most impressive monuments of the ancient Egyptian civilization. Here lies the Pyramid of Cheops, which is the largest and oldest of the three pyramids in the area, as well as the famous gigantic statue of the Great Sphinx, the only remaining monuments of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and undoubtedly the country’s most known attractions.
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, commonly known as the Egyptian Museum, is one of the richest museums in terms of exhibits, as it houses the largest collections of the greatest discoveries of pharaonic Egypt and a number of priceless treasures of Egyptian kings.
This building is one of the most popular attractions of Cairo. Located on the island of Zamalek Gkezira, just a few meters from the banks of river NIle, it offers an astonishing 360-view of Cairo reaching a height of 187 meters. Its construction was completed in 1961, based on the designs of the architect Nahum Sempimp.
The Nile is the longest river in the world exceeding 6.650 km in length. It plays a key role in the life and development of the majority of northwestern Africa as it flows through 9 different countries making their soils fertile and offering precious resources of water in a relatively arid area. Take a stroll along the banks of the river that are situated within the city’s limits and enjoy the view.
Ibn Tulun Mosque
It is the oldest mosque in the city of Cairo and one of the most important places of worship in Islam. The construction of the church began 876 AD and it was completed in 879 AD when the governor of Egypt was Ahmad Ibn Toulon. It is built on the hilltop of Goebbels Giaskour where according to legend Noah's Ark ran aground, after the flood.