Museum of Modern Egyptian Art
This vast collection of 20th- and 21st-century Egyptian art is set in the green, well-groomed Gezira Exhibition Grounds, across from...
Palace of Arts
In the Gezira Exhibition Grounds, the Palace of Arts hosts rotating exhibits and performances.
One of several formal gardens in the area that are popular strolling spots for couples in the evening. This one’s small, but adjacent to...
Cairo Opera House
Performances by the Cairo Opera and the Cairo Symphony Orchestra are held in the 1200-seat Main Hall, where jacket and tie are required...
There’s no menu here, just select your fish from the iced-down display, then retire to your table to admire the view and tuck into a...
Sharia Hadayek al-Zuhreya · interesting places nearby
Cairo Tower information
This 187m-high tower is the city’s most famous landmark after the Pyramids. Built in 1961, the structure, which ressembles a stylized lotus plant with its latticework casing, was a thumb to the nose at the Americans, who had given Nasser the money used for its construction to buy US arms. The 360-degree views from the top are clearest in the late morning, after the haze burns off, or late afternoon.
You might encounter a queue for the elevator at dusk, as the tower is extremely popular with Cairenes. The Sky Garden cafe, one floor down from the observation deck, serves not-too-exorbitant drinks and food (beer E£30, sandwiches E£50). The Revolving Restaurant just below that is a bit pricier, with a E£200 minimum.