Cairo & Giza

 

Cairo & Giza

 

Discover Cairo, the city that never sleeps with Spring Tours Egypt. There, you will find the top things to do and the most important attractions in Cairo such as the Egyptian Museum, where you will find the greatest collection of Ancient Egypt antiquities, and Egypt's Pyramids, which are famous for reflecting the grandeur of the Egyptian civilization. Cairo, also known as the City of Thousand Minarets, is rich with monuments depicting the majesty of the Islamic civilization such as the Citadel of Salah El Din and Sultan Hassan Mosque. 

 

Important Sites

 

The Egyptian Museum

This huge neoclassical building houses the largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts in the world, including artifacts from the tomb of King Tut.

   

The Citadel of Salah El Din

The Citadel was built in the 12th century by Salah El Din and his successors, using the most advanced construction techniques of the age. For the next 700 years, Egypt was ruled from this hill.

   

Al Azhar Mosque

Al Azhar University is one of the oldest operating universities in the world and a center of Islamic learning. It is connected to the beautiful and historic Al Azhar Mosque.

   

Ibn Toulon Mosque

Built by Ahmad Ibn Toulon in 879, this is the oldest mosque in Egypt and the third largest in the world. It is also famed for its lovely architecture and unique minaret.

   

Sultan Hassan Mosque and Madrasa

Built between 1356 and 1363 by the Mamluk ruler Sultan Hassan, this is among the largest and most impressive Islamic buildings in the world. It may incorporate stone from the Pyramids of Giza.

   

Khan El Khalili

Khan El-Khalili is one of the biggest bazaars in the Islamic world. It was first founded as a caravanserai by Jarkas El-Khalili, Master of the Horses of Sultan Barquq, in 1382.

The bazaar is a combination of shops serried in narrow streets. There you'll find everything you're looking for including glassware, perfumes, woodworks, potteries … etc.

   

The Great Pyramids of Giza

Constructed at least 4,500 years ago and shrouded in fascinating mystery, the pyramids of Giza are the only Ancient Wonder of the World to survive today.

The Great Sphinx is a colossal stone statue located next to The Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Carved out of limestone, the Sphinx has the facial features of a man and the body of a recumbent lion; it is approximately 240 feet (73 m) long and 66 feet (20 m) high.

   

Sakkara

The Step Pyramid at Djoser at Sakkara was the first of the Egyptian pyramids to be built. Its architect, Imhotep, was later deified and identified with the Greek god of healing, Asclepius.

   

North Pyramid, Dahshur

The North Pyramid in Dahshur is the third largest pyramid in Egypt. It belonged to the Fourth Dynasty Pharaoh Sneferu, father of Khufu, who built the Great Pyramid of Giza.

   

Bent Pyramid, Dahshur

Also built by Pharaoh Sneferu, the Bent Pyramid was the first pyramid to have been planned as a true pyramid, as opposed to a step pyramid. Its unusual bent angle probably results from a necessary last-minute adjustment to the angle.

   

 


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