tower is one of the landmarks of Cairo. Built in 1961 the 187m high
lotus shaped tower looks over most of the city from its location in the
heart of Cairo on the Gezeera island in Zamalek district. Cairo tower is
higher than the great pyramid of Giza by 43 meters and it was built in
the era of Gamal Abd El Nasser as a symbol of modern Egypt a few years
after the 1952 revolution.
For 20 Egyptian pounds you can go to the top of the tower in the
elevator to see most of Cairo using telescopes installed on the tower
roof. There is also a restaurant at the top which rotates to be able to
see the view from all sides while you eat.
The area where Cairo tower is located is full of restaurants, coffee
shops and other entertainment places where you can enjoy before or after
visiting the tower. A soft drink may cost you around 10 Egyptian pounds.
We recommend that you visit this wonderful place if you have a chance
to come to Cairo and you will have a splendid time. Don't forget to take
a few good shots to keep for your memory.
a view of Cairo from the Cairo Tower ( also called Borg El Gezeera in
Other places to visit in Cairo :
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Hotels in Egypt
|Cairo tower at night
||Cairo tower overlooking the Nile