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Cairo

Cairo is the Capital and the largest city of Egypt, with a population of some 9.5 million.

Cairo was founded in 969 by the Fatimids and mostly a Muslim caharacter, yet it bears also the famous Pyramids of Giza  complex, and its vicinity is also ancient Memphis  and Dahshur Pyramids.

Of its Muslim history one can appreciate especially Saladin’s Citadel , as well as several monumental mosques.

To appreciate its Christian and (former) Jewish history, one should visit The Hanging Church Sergius and Bacchus Church Simon the Tanner Monastery , and Ben-Ezra Syngagogue .

The city is also home of the significant Egyptian Museum , markets like “el Moez” Street Khan el-Khalili  and the Street of the Tentmakers  as well as modern attractions like Al-Azahar Park  and the “Cairo Tower“.

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Points of Interest in the Area

  The Egyptian Museum
  Memphis
  Alexandria

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A 360 Degrees Photo of Cairo from the top of “Cairo Tower”