The most famous international museums and tourism in Cairo
Tourism in Cairo
1- The Egyptian Museum
The Egyptian Museum is one of the largest and most famous international museums and the most important places of tourism in Egypt, located in the heart of the Egyptian capital “Cairo” on the northern side of Tahrir Square. Its establishment dates back to 1835 and its location at the time was in Azbakeya Park, where it included a large number of various antiquities, and then transferred its contents to the second exhibition hall in the Citadel of Salah al-Din, until the French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette, who was working at the Louvre Museum, thought of opening a museum in which a group of Antiquities on the shore of the Nile at Bulaq.
When these antiquities were exposed to the danger of flooding, they were transferred to a special annex to the Khedive Ismail Palace in Giza. Then came the Egyptologist Gaston Maspero and in 1902, during the reign of Khedive Abbas Helmy II, the new museum building was opened in its current location in the heart of Cairo.
The Egyptian Museum is considered one of the first museums in the world that was established to be a public museum, unlike the museums that preceded it. The museum includes more than 180,000 artifacts, the most important of which are the archaeological collections found in the tombs of kings and the royal entourage of the middle family in Dahshur in 1894, and the museum now includes the greatest collection Archaeological sites in the world express all phases of ancient Egyptian history.
2- The International Garden in Cairo
The International Garden is a public park on Abbas El-Akkad Street in Nasr City, Cairo. It is called “international” because each country has a part of the park, where its most famous trees and animals and the most prominent features of it are located. There is a special section for the UAE, another for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, another for Japan, and for all Arab or foreign countries. It is heavily subsidized by the Egyptian government and even makes its entry fee low for all to enjoy.
And when you visit the park, you can walk the wide corridors in the garden, explore the garden, and enjoy the peace and quiet. You can also ride the garden train that surrounds it within a quarter of an hour.
You can also spend a whole day in this garden, and you can take the sheets with you to spend your day in the lap of nature, and you can take some snacks or drinks from the stalls in the garden.
3- Al-Azhar Park
Al-Azhar Park is one of the largest gardens in Greater Cairo and one of the largest and most beautiful gardens in the world. It is located on an area of 80 acres and was used in the past as a dumping ground for garbage and waste for more than a thousand years. The project was announced in 1984 and opened to visitors in 2005, where it took more than 7 years to build, at a total cost of more than 100 million pounds borne by the Aga Khan Foundation for Islamic Architecture.
On the western side of the garden is the old Fatimid city and its extension, Darb al-Ahmar, with its wealth of mosques and shrines, and decorated with a long line of minarets. To the south is the Sultan Hassan Mosque and its surroundings, in addition to the Saladin Castle. Open green space. The hill on which the garden is located provides an elevated view of the city, and gives a wonderful 360-degree panoramic view of the attractive views of Historic Cairo.
4- Al-Moez Street
The history of the establishment of the street dates back to the rule of the Fatimid state in Egypt. It is considered one of the most important and famous streets in Cairo and the most important places of tourism in Fatimid Egypt, where the entire street was built in the Islamic style and mixed with the Fatimid, Mamluk and Ottoman architecture, and one of the famous tourist attractions in Egypt. The street includes many mosques such as Al-Moayyad Mosque, Al-Hakim Bi-Amr Allah, Sultan Qalawun, many ancient buildings such as Bab Zuweila and Bab Al-Futuh, multiple schools such as Al-Kamelia School, Al-Zahir Barquq, and many shops selling antiques and copper collectibles. It is a good option if you want to travel in Cairo. Many parties are held in it, especially in the month of Ramadan, which highlights its beauty at night, next to cultural houses such as Kabet Al-Samihi.
5- Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi Castle
The castle was established by the leader Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi on the Mokattam mountain in an area called the Air Dome. Its construction was completed after his death, Sultan al-Kamel Ibn al-Adil. Salah al-Din ordered the digging of a well for his armies to drink from during the siege of the castle. The castle contains several doors, including the Mokattam Gate, the Wastani Gate, the Iron Gate, the Citadel Gate, and Bab Al-Ezz. It includes within it several mosques, such as the Muhammad Ali Mosque, which he built in the heart of the Citadel, the Al-Nasir Qalawun Mosque and Madrasah, and the Ajmad Katkhuda Mosque. The castle also includes Youssef’s Well, the Citadel Military School, the Dar al-Darb, the Castle Industry House, Bab al-Ezz workshops, and the Egyptian army barracks. The Citadel is one of the best tourist destinations in Cairo