Although Cairo and is known as the city of a thousand minarets, its minarets are only part of the rich cultural and religious heritage, which boasts this beautiful Egyptian city.
Cairo is a dynamic, exciting, exotic, fun and hospitable city, wandering around that you can stumble upon a half-forgotten monuments hidden in its streets. Enjoy the view of the Nile from the balcony of your room, you can visit medieval markets, look oriental dance show and be sure to check the local attractions.
Cairo is also the capital of Egypt and the largest city in the Middle East and even the history of the city itself has only a thousand years, part of the metropolis existed at the time of the pharaohs. Giza pyramids indicate the existence of ancient Egyptian civilization on the banks of the Nile River.
In the 19th century, one of the city’s rulers sought to give the city a European style and this, together with the British occupation of the city, led to the development of new suburbs destined for wealthy Egyptians and foreigners, and the old city, was launched. Though the preservation of agricultural land and is a priority for Egyptian politics, most critically needed arable land ceded to the construction of new districts, half of which are built illegally, and planned to use for the rest of the desert. Despite the housing crisis, which wrote about the international media, according to experts, Cairo threatens excess over one million housing units.
Of course, the main attraction are the Giza Pyramids in Cairo, while during the day they are impressive for its size, the evening show zvukosvetovoe pyramid makes even more spectacular and impressive.
Along with the pyramids, the Sphinx is one of the most famous monuments of Egypt and the exact time of its construction still remains a mystery, as the circumstances of the erection.
You just have to visit the Cairo Citadel, which is a massive stone fortress built in the 12th century. With stunning views of the citadel of the city, and if you’re lucky and the city will not be nestled in mist, from the observation deck will see the Pyramids of Giza. Currently citadel stands as a monument to the tumultuous past of Egypt and hosts a tourist from different countries who want to explore this building, which is of great historical significance.
Khan el-Khalili market in Cairo is the largest since the 14th century and it continues to work with little or no change, and traders in the market can boast that their ancestors were traded here, because in this market is inherited. Walking between rows of jewels, spices, perfumes and souvenirs, you can apply your skills and bargaining buy a really good thing for a ridiculous price. Actually negotiating for locals is a way of communication and some traders might be offended if you do not potorguetes before you buy anything.
Walk to the Islamic part of Cairo, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and today the area is not very different from that which has been here thousands of years ago. Among the giant maze of winding streets lurks many mosques, but when you visit, remember that most of them are closed to the public for prayer.
From various hotels in Cairo, we recommend insanely beautiful hotel Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayamm Casino.
Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayamm Casino
modern rooms this superb hotel offer will be a mini-bar, satellite TV, balcony and private bathroom with all necessary amenities. At the hotel’s restaurant, six cafe bars, a spa and gym. The hotel staff can provide you with a tour desk and ticket service, as well as car rental and concierge service. After a preliminary agreement for an additional fee, you can access to private parking. In the hotel does not accept pets.
More about holiday in Cairo, read the article “How to spend time in Cairo.”