Top 5 Attractions In Downtown Cairo— What To Do On Your 2023 Visit to Egypt

One of many things that makes visiting Cairo fascinating is the unlimited chances to walk into history. Literally,
You can never run out of places to visit in Cairo. Here’s our list of “Cairo What To Do” this year.
Most of the destinations on the list are located near one another for a seamless unforgettable experience.

Is it your first-time visiting Cairo? Here are our 8 Travel Tips If It’s Your First Time Traveling To Egypt.

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation

Get ready to enjoy a one-of-a-kind holistic experience of the evolution of the Egyptian civilization.
The museum was opened on April 2021 with the exquisite Pharohs’ Golden Parade.
NMEC has the Mummies Hall, where you can see 22 Royal Mummies from the 17th to 20th dynasties. Including Ramses II, Queen Hatshepsut, Thutmose, and Siptah Akhenre.The Mummies Hall design walks you through pharaonic Egypt, specifically The Valley of The Kings, where the Royal Mummies initially rested.

Before going, prepare for this visit and learn Seven Interesting Facts About Egyptian Pharaohs.

The Cave Church— Church of St. Simon, The Tanner

Established to commemorate St. Simon, known for the miracle of moving the Mokattam Mountain, The Cave Church was built at the heart of the mountain to accommodate 20,000 people.
Upon entering, the beauty of the paintings & Bible verses carved inside the rocks will sweep you away. The place is perfect for spending the day. Although you don’t want to miss out on the activities center within the church, where you can try mountain climbing and zip lining, amongst other activities.

Citadel of Salah El-Din

Don’t miss the chance to visit 13th-century Egypt. The Citadel of Salah El-Din was the seat of government in Egypt and the residence of its rulers for nearly 700 years. The Citadel has two main sections (wings): One is the military section, where you can walk through history and see the citadel towers, along with the gates that soldiers used to go in and out. Afterward, head to the other area that represents the royal city where you can visit Al Jawhara Palace & Bir Youssef.

Cairo Opera House

Cairo Opera House is your go-to to watch great performances while enjoying the marvelous architecture of the venue. The Opera House is the first in Africa and the Middle East. It was first built in 1869 on the occasion of the inauguration of the Suez Canal. You probably heard of Opera Aida, a performance that reflected the history of ancient Egypt. It was prepared to be commissioned and performed for the inauguration. You don’t want to miss the many great performances, from operas to ballets, exhibitions, and conferences happening there.

Ahl Misr Walkway

You don’t miss the spectacular view of The Nile River. Ahl Misr Walkway starts in Cairo and extends north and south to the upper and lower ends of the Nile. Ahl Misr Walkway is your go-to if you want a place to enjoy the Nile view and several leisure activities. Also, the walkway is an excellent choice for watching the sunset and night hangouts.

Before ending your trip don’t miss out on getting unique souvenirs. Here is Your Complete Guide To Khan El Khalili.

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