Cairo Tower (Arabic: “Borg al-Qahira”) was completed in 1961, and to this day it is the tallest building in Egypt. 187 m above Gezira Island, “Cairo Tower” provides a great panoramic view of Cairo and the Nile, and even the Pyramids of Giza .
It’s design echos the Pharonic lotus plant, and on its top is a rotating deck and a restaurant.
It was initiated by the Egyptian president Gamel Abdel Nasser , directing a personal gift of $6m from the USA, which he considered as a bribe, and accordingly placed it in a visible location from the American embassy in Cairo, “as a taunting symbol of Arab resistance and pride”.
The tower was restored in 2011.
|Cairo Tower on Wikipedia|
|Cairo Tower on Tripadvisor|
|Cairo Tower on Google Maps|
Points of Interest in the Area
|The Egyptian Museum|
|Pyramids of Giza|
A 360 Degrees Panorama from the top of “Cairo Tower”