Cairo Governorate

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When you will be in Cairo, the capital of Egypt, you will never feel lonely traveler! In fact you will enjoy travelling through time, from one period to another.

Cairo which has enfolded various civilizations does not concede to mortality which has overcome.

Cairo is the city where past & present meet, invites you to come & enjoy its beautiful all-year weather, & visit the immortal monuments & relics.

Cairo is considered today, as it has been throughout history, a link between various nations of the world.

International Airlines from Europe, Africa, & Asia pass through the Egyptian capital making it a transit point or many international travelers.

Cairo International Airport was built according to the latest international systems to receive the increasing numbers of tourists & passengers.

Cairo is the city of one thousand years, one thousand minarets, the city of mosques, Al-Azhar, the biggest city on the African continent & it is the city of beauty.

The age of Cairo is estimated to be more than one thousand years starting from the Islamic victory of Egypt in 641 AD. The minarets of the more than one thousand mosques radiate in Cairo skyline.

Cairo is considered the biggest city among the countries of Africa. It has a population of more than 20 million people. It is Al-Moezz Ledin Allahs Cairo, the capital of Egypt.

Cairo lies at the intersection of the 2 branches of the Nile Delta, Damietta & Rasheed; it is also considered a junction between Africa & the Arabian Peninsula as well as between Europe & Asia.

So Cairo throughout its history was the center of trade between the East & the West due to its distinctive geographic position.

Cairo is considered Egypts commercial, political, Cultural, & military center & one of the most beautiful cities for entertainment & tourism.

There lies the oldest university in history, the dignified Al-Azhar that is consider the most important center for religious education in the Islamic world.

In the time of the Pharaohs Cairo was known as (Own). It was also named by the Greeks as (Heliopolis) which means the city of the sun, & it is itself the New Egypt, Masr Aljadida today.

The Greeks transferred the capital to Alexandria that had become the capital of the Greek Empire.

A thousand years later, Muslims crossed the desert & pitched their tents on (Al-Fostat) that is considered the foundation of the new Cairo.

Later on, after 900 AD. The Fatimids came & Al-moezz Li Deen illah Al-Faatmi street became the center of the Fatimid Caliph.

Today Cairo is expanding in all directions with unprecedented development & progress. It has become one of the few capitals in the world referred to as famous in all fields & specializations.

Cairo Information

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Cairo is the capital of Egypt, and is one of the most important cities on the levels: Arab, African, and Islamic, this city has a very important history and has gained importance through its privileged location, where Cairo is located on both sides of the Nile, in the north of the Egyptian territory, specifically To the southeast of the area where the river is divided into two branches: Rashid, Damietta. Cairo is considered an important tourist destination, both in terms of domestic and foreign tourism

Cairo landmarks here are some of the highlights of Cairo: 

 

The Egyptian Museum

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This museum contains a large number of exhibits, which include several ancient Egyptian artifacts dating back to antiquity, as the number of objects displayed in it is approximately one hundred and thirty-six thousand pieces.

 

Pharaonic Village 

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One of the most places that provide an atmosphere of pleasure for visitors, where this village in its design mimics the style of the Pharaonic Village, which disappeared for many years.

 

Salah El-Din Castle 

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This castle was built by the Muslim leader Salah EL-Din Al Ayoubi - God's mercy - on the mountain known today as the Mount of Mokattam, and was completed during the reign of Kamel bin al-Adel, where it became the seat of kings for a long time, specifically to the era of Muhammad Ali.

 

Khan al-Khalili

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This is one of the most important markets located in the Islamic area in Cairo, where it is an important spot attracts tourists and visitors to it continuously, especially the bazaar.

 

Opera House 

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This house is considered one of the most important tributaries of the cultural movement in Egypt and resulted from the cooperation between Egypt and Japan, where it was designed to be consistent with the surrounding buildings and landmarks.

 

Abdeen Palace

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It is one of the most famous landmarks in the city of Cairo and dates back to the period of the monarchy in Egypt, it is also a beautiful masterpiece, and important.

 

 Religious monuments

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There are a number of religious landmarks in Cairo, including: 

 

Mosque of al-Hussein

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This mosque is located in Old Cairo, close to both Khan al-Khalili, and Al-Azhar. This mosque dates back to the period of Fatimid rule, specifically five hundred and forty-nine immigration.

 

Al Azhar Park

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Located in Old Cairo, Al-Azhar Park is one of the most important landmarks. Al-Azhar Park is characterized by the beauty of its scenery and is an important incubator for the ancient and long history. 

 

Mosque of Amr ibn al-As

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It is the first mosque built in the entire African continent, were built by Muslims in Fustat, which was founded after the Islamic conquest of Egypt, has been named this mosque with the names of the ancient mosque, the mosque of conquest, and the crown of mosques