De Lesseps’ House
The residence of the one-time French consul to Egypt used to be open to the public. These days you can see the interior only if you’re a...
Garden of the Stelae
Just southwest of the Ismailia Museum is a garden containing a rather forlorn little sphinx from the time of Ramses II (1279–1213 BC)....
More than 4000 objects from Pharaonic and Graeco-Roman times are housed at this small but interesting museum on the eastern edge of...
A fabulous shady verandah cafe where the old-timers of town go to gossip, drink coffee and watch the world go by while smoking a sheesha...
Nearly always packed with local families, Thebes dishes out the best desserts in town and is a great ice-cream stop on a hot day.
Lonely Planet review
This dinky place, with walls covered in quirky decorations (everything from Chinese posters to papyrus) has a tasty menu serving up fresh seafood, grills and a bit of pasta. The grilled shrimp is delicious.