Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Cairo

Cairo is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Cairo one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Cairo is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Cairo or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Cairo. Explore the historical monuments of Cairo with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Cairo guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Cairo page for the complete list of attractions and activities.

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  1. Pyramids Of Giza

    #1 of 27 Historical Places in Cairo
    Pyramids Of Giza

    Tags: Outdoors, Historical Site, Monument

    Address: Al Ahram, Al Haram, Giza, Egypt

    Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    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 ...Read more

  2. Keops Pyramid

    #2 of 27 Historical Places in Cairo
    Keops Pyramid

    Tags: Outdoors, Historical Site, Monument, Architecture

    Address: Al Haram, Nazlet El-Semman, Al Haram, Giza Governorate, Egypt

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 ...Read more

  3. Sphinx

    #3 of 27 Historical Places in Cairo
    Sphinx

    Tags: View Point, Historical Site, Monument, Architecture

    Address: Al Ahram, Giza, Egypt

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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...Read more

  4. Islamic Cairo

    #4 of 27 Historical Places in Cairo
    Islamic Cairo

    Tags: Mosque, Food And Drinks, Streets

    Address: Al Gamaleyah, Qesm Gamaleyah, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Islamic Cairo is a historic area that was created and nurtured by the Muslims after conquering Egypt. The area is beautiful and the atmosphere here is nostalgic. The old woodwork, stonework, and ironw...Read more

  5. The Serapeum Of Saqqara

    #5 of 27 Historical Places in Cairo
    The Serapeum Of Saqqara

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site

    Address: Serapeum, (Pyramid of Djoser Rd), Saqqara, Cairo, Egypt

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 bu...Read more

  6. The Pyramids At Dahshur

    #6 of 27 Historical Places in Cairo
    The Pyramids At Dahshur

    Tags: Monument, Architecture , Archaeological Site

    Address: Monshaat Dahshour, Al Badrashin, Giza, Egypt

    Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    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 th...Read more

  7. Old City

    #7 of 27 Historical Places in Cairo
    Old City

    Tags: Church, Mosque, Historical Site

    Address: Coptic, Cario, Egypt

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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...Read more

  8. Step Pyramid Of Zoser

    #8 of 27 Historical Places in Cairo
    Step Pyramid Of Zoser

    Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Tunnel

    Address: Saqqara, Cairo, Egypt.

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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...Read more

  9. Kefre, The Second Pyramid

    #9 of 27 Historical Places in Cairo
    Kefre, The Second Pyramid

    Tags: Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Al Ahram, Al Haram, Giza Governorate, Egypt

    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 t...Read more

  10. Mosque And Madrasa Of Sultan Hassan

    #10 of 27 Historical Places in Cairo
    Mosque And Madrasa Of Sultan Hassan

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

    Timings: 08:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    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 pla...Read more

  11. Memphis And Sakkara

    #11 of 27 Historical Places in Cairo
    Memphis And Sakkara

    Tags: Historical Site, Statue, Tomb

    Address: Cairo, Mit Rahinah, Al Badrashin, Giza Governorate, Egypt

    Timings: 07:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 o...Read more

  12. Saladin Castle

    #12 of 27 Historical Places in Cairo
    Saladin Castle

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Castle, Historical Site

    Address: Al Abageyah, Qesm Al Khalifah, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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...Read more

  13. Ben Ezra Synagogue

    #13 of 27 Historical Places in Cairo
    Ben Ezra Synagogue

    Tags: Religious Site, Historical Site, Synagogue

    Address: Cairo, Egypt

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 ...Read more

  14. Bab Zuweila

    #14 of 27 Historical Places in Cairo
    Bab Zuweila

    Tags: Historical Site, Tower, Architecture

    Address: Al Motaz Ldin Allah, El-Darb El-Ahmar, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 th...Read more

  15. Mosque Of Ibn Tulun

    #15 of 27 Historical Places in Cairo
    Mosque Of Ibn Tulun

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Landmark, Historical Site

    Address: Shar'a Tulun Bay, Cairo, Egypt, Cairo, Egypt

    Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    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 ...Read more

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