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Sightseeing and landmarks in Giza Governorate

Art museums

Art Museum
“Very well organized museum, with a lot of information about Islamic history and art.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Art Museum
  • 1 local recommends
Historic Site
“Amazing old house belongs to the beginning of modern Egypt era about the 17th century, saved on its original status with its furniture and owner belongs, the place provides a guide to take on a tour inside and explains everything.”
  • 2 locals recommend

History museums

History Museum
“this is the national museum , where you can see ancient egyptian Kings and know about egypt b.c.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Very well organized museum, with a lot of information about Islamic history and art.”
  • 5 locals recommend
History Museum
“This museum, founded in 1908, houses Coptic art from the earliest days of Christianity in Egypt right through to early Islam. It is a beautiful place, as much for the elaborate woodcarving in all the galleries as for the treasures they contain. These include sculpture that shows obvious continuity from the Ptolemaic period, rich textiles and whole walls of monastery frescoes. Allow at least a couple of hours to explore the 1200 or so pieces on display.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Historic Site
  • 1 local recommends
History Museum
History Museum

Scenic lookouts

Monument / Landmark
“The Cairo Tower is a free-standing concrete tower in Cairo, Egypt. At 187 m, it has been the tallest structure in Egypt and North Africa for about 50 years.One of Cairo's well-known modern monuments, sometimes considered Egypt's second most famous landmark after the Pyramids of Giza.The tower is crowned by a circular observation deck and a rotating restaurant with a view over greater Cairo. One rotation takes approximately 70 minutes So for an over all view of Cairo & a special dining experience do visit this one of a kind monument. A 45 min drive but worth the trip”
  • 9 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“"Quiet Wilderness in a bustling town" Just 5KM away, you can hike the trail or do mountain biking”
  • 4 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
  • 1 local recommends

Historic sites

Historic Site
“The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex bordering present-day Giza in Greater Cairo, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. Based on a mark in an interior chamber naming the work gang and a reference to the Fourth Dynasty Egyptian pharaoh Khufu, some Egyptologists believe that the pyramid was thus built as a tomb over a 10- to 20-year period concluding around 2560 BC. Initially standing at 146.5 metres (481 feet), the Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for more than 3,800 years until Lincoln Cathedral was finished in 1311 AD. Originally, the Great Pyramid was covered by limestone casing stones that formed a smooth outer surface; what is seen today is the underlying core structure. Some of the casing stones that once covered the structure can still be seen around the base. There have been varying scientific and alternative theories about the Great Pyramid's construction techniques. Most accepted construction hypotheses are based on the idea that it was built by moving huge stones from a quarry and dragging and lifting them into place. There are three known chambers inside the Great Pyramid. The lowest chamber is cut into the bedrock upon which the pyramid was built and was unfinished. The so-called Queen's Chamber and King's Chamber are higher up within the pyramid structure. The main part of the Giza complex is a set of buildings that included two mortuary temples in honour of Khufu (one close to the pyramid and one near the Nile), three smaller pyramids for Khufu's wives, an even smaller "satellite" pyramid, a raised causeway connecting the two temples, and small mastaba tombs for nobles surrounding the pyramid.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Historical and Artistic architecture and adorable sight from a hight open view”
  • 8 locals recommend
Historic Site
“There are three churches; The Hanging Church, The Greek Church & Marigirgis Church. Nice place to visit for insights about Egypt's coptic era.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Many items to see that belonged to the king Frouk and his royal family and how it was during the ruling class - 18th and 19th centuries”
  • 5 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Not to be missed! Book your experience through us with our favorite tour guide Bob!! He's an expert ;)”
  • 3 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Of course a visit to Egypt would not be complete without seeing the Pyramids. No matter how much you envisage them it doesn't compare to the amazement you will have when you see them for real. The quickest & easiest way is to fly down to Cairo and stay in a Hotel overnight but for the real Adventurer you could take in a Tour but beware you will be on the road for about 6 hours.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Historic Site
  • 1 local recommends
Historic Site
“Amazing old house belongs to the beginning of modern Egypt era about the 17th century, saved on its original status with its furniture and owner belongs, the place provides a guide to take on a tour inside and explains everything.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Libraries

Library
“Get yourself to this bookstore before you leave Egypt! There is also a location in New Cairo. This one is in downtown, easy to get to if you're staying in central Cairo. The Egypt section is full of beautiful travel books, tourism guides, etc. Many interesting books you will want to take home. Also, the bookstore is full of novels and books by various authors in the middle east. It's so worth perusing and finding special books you wouldn't find back home. Every first Saturday of the month, books are all 20% off. So that's a good day to take advantage and binge buy!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
  • 1 local recommends
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