Cairo Tower facts and advice
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.
There is also a restaurant at the top which rotates to be able to
see the view from all sides while you eat.
Now it's time for a few tips and advices before visiting the Cairo
- There is only one elevator that has a capacity of 10 people
which means you can wait for an hour or two to go up (or down)
- If there's someone who has a reservation at the rotating
restaurant, he/she will have priority to go up or down in the lift
which could be frustrating for others who don't.
- There are only 2 telescopes on top and you have to stand in line
to be able to have a look using the telescope
- Tickets prices are non-refundable, meaning if are frustrated of
standing in the line for several hours you cannot return the tickets
to get your money back.
- Don't ever go during Egyptian holidays, you will be shocked of
the number of Egyptians and you will wait for a couple of hours more
- Ticket prices vary, it's EGP 30 if you are an Egyptian and EGP
180 if you are a foreign citizen, I personally think it's not worth
a view of Cairo from the Cairo Tower ( also called Borg El Gezeera in
Other places to visit in Cairo :
For a recommended place to stay you can visit or page of
Hotels in Egypt
|Cairo tower at night
||Cairo tower overlooking the Nile