Cairo

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When it comes down to planning your day-to-day list of things to do, ShermansTravel experts have you covered. To make sure you get the most out of your vacation, we recommend the can't-miss museums and attractions, as well as the off-the-path activities and unique local experiences that will make your trip truly memorable.

Things to do in Cairo

Egyptian Antiquities Museum

Explore significant artifacts – organized in chronological order – from Egypt’s history, particularly the Pharaonic age. Most notable is the collection from the interior of King Tut’s tomb on the upper floor.

Maydan Tala’at Harb, 011-20-2-578-2448, www.emuseum.gov.eg
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Giza

The three Great Pyramids: Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure as well as the mythical Great Sphinx, await visitors to this desert area just outside Cairo.

, 011-20-2336-9700
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Mosque of Ibn Tulum

Built by Ahmad Ibn Tulum in 885, this six-acre mosque has a large courtyard and a minaret which visitors can climb courtesy of the zig-zag stairs.

Shar’a Tulum,
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Museum of Islamic Arts

Boasting one of the finest collections of Islamic art in the world, this museum displays ceramics, metal, textiles, and paintings from different periods in Islamic history.

Shar’a Bur Sa’id at Maydan Ahmad Maher, 011-20-2-390-9930
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Saint Virgin Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church (the Hanging Church)

One of the most breathtaking churches in Cairo, this 4th-century masterpiece has eight Corinthian columns, a pulpit surrounded by 15 marble columns, and a screen made of ebony and ivory.

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The Citadel

This enclosed, 12th-century fortress city easily takes a day to explore. It encompasses both the massive Muhammed ‘Ali Mosque (an integral part of the city skyline) and the National Military Museum.

al-Qala’a, Shar’a Salish Salem,
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