From hidden gems and cafes to breathtaking landmarks and nature spots, this city never fails to amaze. Let’s take a journey through 42 magical and cool must-visit places in Cairo.
A fascinating museum honoring an Egyptian legend.
Enjoying Cairo from a unique perspective, hop aboard a felucca boat tour as a delightful way to unwind and enjoy the scenery.
3. The Graffiti Wall on Mohamed Mahmoud Street
This colorful and politically charged wall is a must-see for art lovers and social justice warriors alike.
4. The Cave Church in Mokattam
The Cave Church in Mokattam is a true hidden jewel in Cairo that you simply have to see to believe! With its breathtaking architecture and stunning carvings, it’s a unique and unforgettable place that will leave you in astonishment.
Party animals, this one is for you! CJC is the ultimate and oldest destination for party-goers. From jazz to hip-hop beats, CJC will keep you grooving all night long. And no, partying on a Wednesday is not frowned upon here!
6. Go Hiking at Wadi Delga Protectorate
With its rugged terrain, stunning desert views, and diverse wildlife, this natural wonderland is an oasis of beauty and tranquility in the heart of the city. Lace-up your hiking boots!
This hidden gem is a peaceful oasis in the heart of the city. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a fairytale with the grotto-like atmosphere and beautiful fish tanks.
This museum showcases the rich history of Egyptian textiles, from Pharaonic times to the present day. You’ll be amazed by the intricate patterns and designs. The building itself is breathtaking!
Experience a dining adventure like no other at Le Pacha 1901 Floating Restaurant. Enjoy delicious food with a breathtaking view of the Nile, surrounded by the glittering lights of Cairo.
10. The Baron Empain Palace
Whether you’re a history buff or just looking for the perfect backdrop for your next photoshoot, The Baron Palace is an absolute must-see Hindu temple. Dig into the spooky stories behind it yourself (because we don’t dare).
Elevate your dining experience and treat yourself to a meal with a view at the 360 revolving restaurant. It’s like having the city at your feet while you indulge in delicious cuisine.
12. The Gezira Island
This island in the middle of the Nile River is a lush green oasis that’s perfect for a picnic, a jog, or a leisurely bike ride.
13. The Hanging Church
This ancient church is stunning!
14. Al Andalus Park
As you walk along the narrow passages surrounded by a variety of trees and plantations, you’ll feel like you’re in a magical forest.
15. The City of the Dead
It’s like a spooky haunted house but on a much larger scale. If you’re into history and creepy vibes, this is the place for you.
It is the perfect spot for music, dance, or theater aficionados, or just an excuse to get dressed up and feel fancy for a night.
Need to escape the city for a bit? Head to the Sakkara Country Club for some fresh air, sunshine, and outdoor activities. It’s like a mini vacation without having to leave Cairo.
Just like Pinterest, but better.
Get ready to have your mind blown where reality is just a suggestion and your eyes may deceive you.
20. The Solar Boat Museum
The Khufu boat is waiting to take you on a one-of-a-kind adventure!
21. Helwan’s Japanese Garden
Get ready to experience a slice of Japan right in the heart of Cairo. This serene park is the perfect escape from the bustling city.
22. Hall Of Selfies
Want to up your Instagram game? Head over to the Selfie Museum and snap some pics in their unique and colorful exhibits. Your followers will thank you!
23. Maadi Corniche
This upscale neighborhood is a favorite for its trendy cafes, beautiful parks, and lively nightlife. Come see what all the fuss is about!
24. Abdeen Palace
Marvel at the opulent interiors and imagine what life was like for Egypt’s elite.
25. Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan
Sultan Hassan’s Mosque-Madrassa is a breathtaking 14th-century landmark in Cairo, with awe-inspiring architecture that blends beauty and power.
26. Souq al-Gamaal
Enjoy a unique experience while seeing merchants buying and selling camels. Don’t forget to snap some pics!
27. Tent Market
Beautiful vintage blankets, and embroidered pillowcases can be found here! Your house could use some vibrant colors.
28. The Roof of Bab Zuweila
Will you be able to locate your house?
This museum boasts a fantastic collection of artifacts and art from the early days of the religion in Egypt.
30. The Mummy Room at the Egyptian Museum
If you thought we were done with the spooky options, you’re wrong.
31. Zaafarana Palace
Recently transformed into a museum killing your last hope of living in a palace.
32. Al Manial Palace
This beautiful palace is a true hidden gem. It features stunning architecture and lush gardens that are very instagrammable!
Explore the life of a man who had a passion for collecting beautiful and unique treasures from around the world.
This stunning palace is one of Cairo’s most beautiful buildings. It features the most intricate carvings and stunning Islamic architecture.
With its beautiful decor, breathtaking view, and delicious food, this restaurant is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner or a night out with friends.
Did you know that the ancient Egyptians used the nilometer to measure the Nile’s water level? Learn all about this fascinating piece of history.
For a glimpse into Cairo’s Christian heritage, explore the beautiful Coptic Cairo neighborhood. Here, you’ll find stunning churches.
If this isn’t considered a landmark, then nothing is. O’oh our mouths are watering now.
39. The GrEEk
The perfect spot where artists, creatives, and entrepreneurs alike come together and collaborate in a vibrant and inspiring environment that’s bursting with innovative energy.
Marvel at the ancient modes of transportation, but don’t get too carried away and start demanding a carriage ride from your friends!
41. The Mokattam Hills
A scenic and picturesque mountain range. Perfect for a sunset date, hiking, picnicking, and enjoying some stunning views of Cairo from above.
42. Klakit Cafe
So, there you have it, 42 magical and cool must-visit places in Cairo. So, put on your explorer shoes and get ready to discover the hidden gems and iconic landmarks that make this city so enchanting!