Cairo is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Though some of its suburbs have spilled over onto the Nile’s west bank, its attractions lie on the eastern bank. Central Cairo is the heart of the modern city and boasts beautiful Nineteenth-century architecture.
Cooled by the Nile, Gezira and Rhoda islands seem quieter than the city centre, while Old Cairo's Roman and early Christian history predate the capital itself. Islamic Cairo is the high light of the city with minarets and domes, lively bazaars and narrow alleyways.
The Egyptian Musuem houses the world's most extensive collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts like the blue hippopotamus and the boy king Tutankhamun's treasures.
Walking is the best way to experience central Cairo. Catch a taxi the most convenient way or ride the Metro. You will experience first hand a vibrant and welcoming city, home to the best Pharaonic, Coptic and Islamic sights in Egypt or a half-forgotten monument you might stumble across in your travels.
Take in a show to experience the opera or enjoy oriental music dance shows, and is an excellent excuse to explore the city by night.
Stroll through the main downtown streets Talaat Harb Str., the Old Opera Square, New Opera, Attaba square where local vendors will sell you all sorts of merchandise and enjoy a look at the glittering city from high above in the Cairo tower.