Top Historical Places in Cairo

Are you looking to explore the history of Cairo through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Cairo including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Cairo. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Cairo ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Cairo, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Cairo for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Cairo with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Pyramids Of Giza

    4.6 (7224 Votes)
    Pyramids Of Giza

    Outdoors, Historical Site, Monument

    The most famous of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World have held a deep say over the human imagination for almost two centuries. It also the oldest of those Seven Wonders and the best preserved of them. For almost four thousand years after its construction, the Great Pyramid was the tallest structure in the world. These pyramids are also regarded as the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Wo...Read more
  2. Keops Pyramid

    Outdoors, Historical Site, Monument, Architecture

    Take a historic walk through the ancient icons of Egypt. The Keops Pyramid that is about a thousand years old is gorgeous and incredible. The pyramid is of course huge on the outside and unbelievable on the inside. The mysterious monument, although to one end of the city, is completely worth a visit. While Egypt is known for its pyramids, you cannot leave the city without a visit here. Lying o...Read more
  3. Sphinx

    4.6 (6728 Votes)

    View Point, Historical Site, Monument, Architecture

    The Terrifying One, as the Great Sphinx is known in Egypt, is built of limstone and has the head of a man with the face of a Pharaoh, a hawk or a ram with the body, and tail and legs of a lion. Modern Egyptology holds that the Sphinx was built in 2500BC by Khafra.There has been much controversy over the true age of the Sphinx, circling around the question whether the erosion of its structure i...Read more
  4. The Serapeum Of Saqqara

    Religious Site, Temple, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site

    A serapeum is a temple dedicated to the god Serapis, a combined avatar of Osiris and Apis. Not much is known about this specific serapeum. The construction of this place was dedicated to the sacred bulls of Apis, who they believed were the incarnation of Ptah, the Memphis god. Some eight million dogs are buried here. The serapeum has held a mystic hold over the imaginations of archeologists a ...Read more
  5. The Pyramids At Dahshur

    4.6 (2090 Votes)
    The Pyramids At Dahshur

    Monument, Architecture , Archaeological Site

    The royal necropolis at Dashur is notable for several of the oldest and best preserved pyramids of Egypt, most prominent of which are the Red Pyramid and the Bent Pyramid. The Red Pyramid, which is the only smooth sided pyramid in the world, is the only one accessible to the public. The Bent Pyramid here is unique in having two separate entrances. The good condition of these pyramids is owed t...Read more
  6. Step Pyramid Of Zoser

    4.6 (2726 Votes)
    Step Pyramid Of Zoser

    Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Tunnel

    The pyramid was built by one of Ancient Egypts most prominent personalities, Vizier Imhotep. It comprises of a series of mastabas (flat-roofed structure with sloping sides), built on top of each other. There are over five kilometers worth of tunnels under the pyramid, built to discourage looting. Nevertheless, the Pyramid has been well and thoroughly plundered over the years, leaving only the ...Read more
  7. Old City

    Church, Mosque, Historical Site

    The old city in Cairo is a true historic dig. The area has spectacular monuments, old churches, mosques, and synagogues. The old city is pretty unique and quite different from the rest of Cairo. There are a total of 7 churches in the area. The religious shines including the mosques and synagogues contribute largely to the peace in the area. If you want to witness the charm of Cairo in an excep...Read more
  8. Kefre, The Second Pyramid

    4.6 (2707 Votes)
    Kefre, The Second Pyramid

    Historical Site, Architecture

    The Pyramids of Cairo account for an incredible experience altogether. Kefre, the second pyramid adds to the same feeling. You could also enter the pyramid and explore the burial chamber of the tomb that is within the walls of Kefre. These iconic historic structures are to be witnessed in person. The television or clip will never be able to match up to a real experience. Therefore, do not miss...Read more
  9. Mosque And Madrasa Of Sultan Hassan

    Mosque, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    The Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan is one of Cairo’s finest examples of the ancient Mamluk architecture in the city. The holy shrine is not only a gorgeous structure but also a peaceful place to spend some time at. The interiors of the mosque are commendable too. The construction of the mosque was completed in two halves due to misfortune and uncertainties. Sultan Hassan who first u...Read more
  10. Memphis And Sakkara

    Historical Site, Statue, Tomb

    Memphis and Sakkara is a must visit if you’re visiting the pyramids of Giza. The area is the original birth place of ancient civilization. This is probably the best place to see statues, views of the pyramids Sphinx and more. The tombs at Sakkara and the story behind them are said to be more interesting than the pyramids. The exhibits here are alluring enough and you’re sure to enj...Read more
  11. Saladin Castle

    4.4 (1745 Votes)
    Saladin Castle

    Art And Culture, Museum, Castle, Historical Site

    The castle of Saladin which is also known as The Citadel is located on Mokattam hill exactly in the centre of the city. It is one of the most popular places and is famous for its cool fresh breeze and grand views of Cairo. Now, the castle is known to be a preserved site along with its museums and mosques. Saladin castle also includes four other museums namely Al-Gawhara Palace museum, Car...Read more
  12. Ben Ezra Synagogue

    4.3 (1128 Votes)
    Ben Ezra Synagogue

    Religious Site, Historical Site, Synagogue

    The synagogue of Ben Ezra is also known as El-Geniza Synagogue or the Synagogue of the Palestinians and is located in the Old Cairo exactly behind the Hanging church. It was originally a Coptic Christian church, sold to the Jews in the ninth century in order to pay the annual tax imposed by the Muslim rulers at the time. Over the years it became a prime pilgrimage destination, an...Read more
  13. Bab Zuweila

    4.5 (722 Votes)
    Bab Zuweila

    Historical Site, Tower, Architecture

    Bab Zuweila is an iconic structure that was built sometime in 11th century. They are actually massive gates flanked by 2 towers. These gates are oldest and the most elegant piece of architecture of the olden period. Bab Zuweila is historically significant and impressive. Make a trip here and dive into the history of Cairo when the city had hardly any commendable fortified structures. A visit to...Read more
  14. Mosque Of Ibn Tulun

    4.7 (1554 Votes)
    Mosque Of Ibn Tulun

    Mosque, Religious Site, Landmark, Historical Site

    Ibn Tulun mosque is the oldest and largest mosque in Egypt, built in the 9th century with the intent of accommodating an entire army and is also a historic mosque in Cairo. The mosque of Ibn Tulun is completely made up of red building bricks. The mosque is surrounded by three Ziyadahs. The mosque also attracts millions of tourist every year because of its brilliant architecture. The mosque itse...Read more
  15. Sharia Al Mu'izz Li- Din Allah

    Walking Area, Historical Site, Streets

    This is Cairo’s main street that’s now only for pedestrians. Sharia Al Mu'izz Li-Din Allah is replete with historic sites. It is also home to old cafes, restaurants, madrassa (schools), hospitals, old minarets, hot pools, and mausoleums of the Mamluk, ottoman, and abuyyid eras. The cobbled streets here are ideal for walking and admiring the gorgeousness of ancient architecture and c...Read more