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Cairo – A trip to Africa’s largest city

by amit.uniyal 8. January 2015 02:47

Cairo, the capital city of Egypt, is presently the largest city in both the Muslim world and African continent. Sometimes, also called Misr el-Qahira, it is renowned world over as the “Gateway to the East”. This historic city has transformed over the centuries and is now an alluring modern city interspersed with populous Arab dwellings and bazaars coexisting harmoniously with European-styled high-rise blocks, squares and streets. The city is home to many popular attractions and visited by millions of tourists from different parts of the world every year.

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Here are some of the top rated attractions in Cairo that a quintessential tourist would always want to visit.

  • Visit the Postal Museum housed at the Head Post Office building near the Opera Square. It is functioning since 1940 and has over 1,200 exhibits, including air mail, stamps, postal equipment and statistics.
  • Explore Old Cairo, the historic part of the city lying within the walls of historic Old Babylon. With its rich history and culture, this area is among the top tourist destinations in the city. The Coptic Museum and Church of St Sergius are among major highlights here.
  • The famous Liberation Monument at the spacious Midan el-Tahris or Liberation Square is a must visit. It is the main hub of this modern city. It is home to the National Assembly, American University and major government buildings.
  • Spend time visiting the Egyptian Museum. It was founded in 1857 and is the best tourist attraction in the city. It is presently home to the world’s largest collection of Greco-Roman and Egyptian artifacts. The major highlights here include jewelries, mummies, Tutankhamun Mask, Tutankhamun Coffin and treasures of Tutankhamun.

Apart from these, there are many other attractions in the city that are just waiting to be explored.

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