Don't just collapse into bed after a hot day visiting the Pyramids. Evening performances at the Cairo Opera House on Zamalek island feature international guest...more
Saladin, an invader from Syria, built the Citadel in 1183 to protect Egypt from the Crusaders. Sitting atop its massive original foundations, the complex was...more
These two badly eroded statues of the Pharaoh Amenophis II, in a field on the main road leading from the ferry landing towards the Theban hills, are all that...more
Situated in two early-20th-century buildings within the walled Roman fortress of Babylon, the Coptic Museum contains such artifacts as funeral stelae carved...more
The artists and artisans who built the Theban tombs lived in this village on the path between Hatshepsut's Temple and the Valley of the Queens. You can visit...more
If you have a free day and are not already booked on a Nile cruise, consider a day trip by boat to Dendera Temple, a Greco-Roman complex dedicated to the...more
Built between 1897 and 1900, this museum is filled with the golden treasures of pharaohs, and archaeological finds tracing Egyptian civilization over more than...more
Located under the 15th of October Bridge in Zamalek, El Sawy has emerged as Cairo's most eclectic cultural space. Nightly 8 pm performances, accessible to...more
Following the invasion of the first Arab army in 641 and the relocation of the capital from the Greco-Roman port of Alexandria to the site of present-day Cairo,...more
It's worth the $125 charge and pre-dawn wake-up call to float above the west bank and experience a bird's eye view of the famous temples and sugarcane fields...more
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