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Things to do in Giza Governorate

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
History Museum
“this is the national museum , where you can see ancient egyptian Kings and know about egypt b.c.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Park
“The best place to be surrounded with green color with amazing view over looking on Old Cairo and Citadel Of Saladin”
  • 19 locals recommend
Entertainment
“It’s better you go with a tour guide, never go alone as it will be very difficult for tourists to navigate there on their own. We are delighted to provide you with skillful tour guides upon your request ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“My go to option any night of the week for drinks, music and dancing, sometimes bands and other times DJ’s but always fresh ! If that’s not enough, their food is great too. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex bordering present-day Giza in Greater Cairo, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. Based on a mark in an interior chamber naming the work gang and a reference to the Fourth Dynasty Egyptian pharaoh Khufu, some Egyptologists believe that the pyramid was thus built as a tomb over a 10- to 20-year period concluding around 2560 BC. Initially standing at 146.5 metres (481 feet), the Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for more than 3,800 years until Lincoln Cathedral was finished in 1311 AD. Originally, the Great Pyramid was covered by limestone casing stones that formed a smooth outer surface; what is seen today is the underlying core structure. Some of the casing stones that once covered the structure can still be seen around the base. There have been varying scientific and alternative theories about the Great Pyramid's construction techniques. Most accepted construction hypotheses are based on the idea that it was built by moving huge stones from a quarry and dragging and lifting them into place. There are three known chambers inside the Great Pyramid. The lowest chamber is cut into the bedrock upon which the pyramid was built and was unfinished. The so-called Queen's Chamber and King's Chamber are higher up within the pyramid structure. The main part of the Giza complex is a set of buildings that included two mortuary temples in honour of Khufu (one close to the pyramid and one near the Nile), three smaller pyramids for Khufu's wives, an even smaller "satellite" pyramid, a raised causeway connecting the two temples, and small mastaba tombs for nobles surrounding the pyramid.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“very big mall you can find anything in it from shopping to cinemas, and its very well known mall in cairo.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Entertainment
“‘Citadel of Salah El-Din’Historical Architectural Masterpiece, its a place you can't miss it out while you are in Cairo ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Theatre
“Performances take place here many days a week, of music all around the world (despite the name, the Cairo Opera House doesn't only perform Opera!). Tickets are very affordable - seats go for usually around 100 - 150 EGP, or about 7 USD / 5.50 EUR. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located on the corniche of Zamalek , Crimson’s Bar & Grill has an amazing view of the Nile and the skyscrapers that lie on the other side. With a mixture of American and Japanese food, providing good Hookah. Crimson’s offers breakfast and fancy dining for romantic outings.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pub
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“One of the oldest bars in Cairo great for an afternoon drink cause it gets really busy at night”
  • 4 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Khan El Khalili is one of the most popular historical tourist markets in the whole world. Visited by numerous tourists who spend their vacation in Egypt, the market has turned throughout the years to be one of the attractions of the land of the Nile included in almost all tours to Egypt. Travelers from all over the world who spend their holidays in Egypt visit Khan El Khalili to buy Egyptian style gifts and souvenirs. This is besides spending some time in one of the finest cafes in Khan El Khalili like El Fishawy Café to smoke a Shisha or have a cold or a hot drink in a marvelous historical atmosphere.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“one of the hottest spots in town, great food and upbeat music through the night ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“CFC is iconic landmark in Cairo , one of the biggest malls and you can buy clothes , watch a movie or have a break in restaurants on a fountain view”
  • 9 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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  • 4 locals recommend
Nightclub
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  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Located on the corniche of Zamalek , Crimson’s Bar & Grill has an amazing view of the Nile and the skyscrapers that lie on the other side. With a mixture of American and Japanese food, providing good Hookah. Crimson’s offers breakfast and fancy dining for romantic outings.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“one of the hottest spots in town, great food and upbeat music through the night ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pizza Place
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Burger Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This is another "Take me back to 1960s Egypt!" spot and the decor is unchanged. It's a strange place, one that has vibe, ambience inside as if you are sitting in a garden. Try the feta or the molokhaya. Also, the stuffed artichokes with meat and béchamel is a good appetizer. Also located in downtown Cairo. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
“Good Egyptian local food, the place serves alcohol and narguilé. The food is quite good and the experience of the place and the Zamalek neighbourhood is nice”
  • 11 locals recommend

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