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Top 5 Places you have to visit in Cairo

Top 5 Places you have to visit in Cairo

Places in Cairo you haven't missed to see when you visit Egypt.

1.Giza Pyramids 

Giza Pyramids one of the Seven Wonders of the World as well as 5000-year old necropolis in Giza. Being in front of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus gives you a special feeling which no one can describe. the great Pyramids which consider one of the greatest seven wonders of the ancient world. And nothing can be compared to the majesty of stepping on the soil of 5000 years back in time.

2.The Egyptian Museum

Egyptian Museum of Antiquities that is located at Tahriri square.
The first thing that will appeal to you is the superb design of the building. The Museum was established at 1902 and contains the most precious pieces of antiques that describes the Egyptian civilization in its various and glorious periods.

The Museum contains many groups, the 1st group is Prehistory: This group includes various types of pottery, toiletries, fishing tools and daily necessities that are the product of the Egyptian before the knowledge of writing, which settled in many places in Egypt in the north, center and south.

The second group represents the age of foundation: It includes the effects of the first and second families, such as the statue of Kha'a Sakhmi and many pots and implements.

The third group is The ancient era of the state includes a collection of artifacts including the statues of Zoser, Khafra, Munkawra, Shaykh al-Balad, the dwarf Sunb, Beye the 1st and his son Merry, and many coffins, statues, wall paintings, and the collection of Queen Hattab Haras.

The Middle Kingdom Age: This collection includes many artifacts, most notably the statue of King Muntuhab II and a collection of statues of some of the kings of the family 12 such as Senusert I and Amenemhat III and others, and many other statues and coffins and ornaments, and tools of daily life, and some of the Fayoum pyramids.

The New Age of the State is the museum's most famous collection, headed by the small pharaoh Tutankhamun, Hatshepsut, Thutmose III and Ramses II, as well as warlords, papyrus, ornaments, Akhenaten, Amenhotep the Third, his wife T, the amulets, writing and agriculture tools, In its own hall which opened in 1994.

3. Alabaster mosque of Mohammed Ali

Alabaster mosque of Mohammed Ali

It is one of the famous archaeological mosques in Cairo. It was built by Muhammad Ali Pasha between 1830 and 1848 in the Ottoman style, similar to the Mosque of Sultan Ahmed in Istanbul.

"It is sometimes referred to as Alabastar for the frequent use of this type of marble in the cladding of its walls. The successors of Mohammed Ali Pasha in the mosque completed the building and added some minor additions to it. They also made it the venue for celebrating the annual religious events. 

They were Abbas Helmy Pasha I, Mohamed Said Pasha, Ismail Pasha and Tawfiq Pasha. However, the largest restoration was during the reign of Fuad I, who ordered the restoration of the mosque to its old splendor after the walls hit cracks due to engineering defect, and his son Farouk I, after him also took care of the mosque and opened it to the prayer again after the completion of the restoration.

4. Al-Mu'izz Street

It is one of the most important Islamic and historical monuments in the world. It is located in the Al-Azhar area of Cairo, making it an archeological and tourist site, in addition to being a commercial market frequented by hundreds of thousands a day. 

It includes a collection of monuments and architectural values dating back to the Middle Ages.Al-Mu'izz Street is a process of lighting and lighting that has been distributed in an artistic way to the historical mosques in it.  Moreover, many theaters have been set up next to cafes to meet with writers, poets and intellectuals.

5. Khan El Khalili Market

Khan El Khalili Market

Khan al-Khalili historical market, among the old buildings and houses that refers to Mamluk era, this market is 600 years old and maybe more and considered one of the oldest markets in the east. The Hebron merchants settled in this market since ages.

Now there is a community of Hebron people living in it and working in commerce, to whom Khan al-Khalili belongs in Cairo. He was named by the name of one of the Mamluk princes. He was named Jerks al-Khalili, who is from Hebron.