Famous for the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, Cairo attracts visitors from around the world. A sprawling city, with a population of over 16 million, it is a blend of old and new, chaos and structure. Cairo sits either side of the Nile and extends to Giza in the West.
In the centre of Cairo, Tahrir square, is the focus of tourist activity. Nearby attractions include the famous Egyptian Museum, Umar Makram Mosque and the Arab League Headquarters. Many of Cairo's reputable downtown hotels are based in this vicinity. It's a recommended base for travellers interested in experiencing a city that is a true crossroads between East and West, with a wealth of history and culture.