When you are travelling to Cairo for the first time, it is difficult to create an itinerary that consists of all of Cairo’s tourist attractions. However, proper planning can ensure that you do not miss out on the best ones.
Below, we have gathered the top 10 places to go in Cairo. From ancient museums and tombs to parks and historical attractions, you will find it all. Keep reading.
Cairo is the centre of Egypt’s royal history and to witness the grandeur, there is no better place than the Egyptian Museum. Also known as Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, it was established by French Egyptologist August Mariette in 1857. It was later shifted to the present building in 1897. The museum is known for staggering collection of antiquities. It is believed that there are over 12,000 artifacts in the Egyptian Museum.
Some of the best displays include Tutankhamun Galleries which contains beautiful jewellery, pottery, mummies, sarcophagi and the treasure of King Tutankhamen. Tourists also admire the Egyptian jewellery collection which contains more bling than one can ever see again in a lifetime. Adjacent to the museum, there is also a garden dedicated to famous Egyptologists of the world. A few of them are Auguste Mariette, François Chabas, Johannes Dümichen, Conradus Leemans, among others.
Address: Midan al-Tahrir, Downtown