Top 10 free things to do in Cairo



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You don’t get much for free in this world, and Cairo is no exception! Luckily, there is stuff to do here that doesn’t cost anything. This top ten list of the best free things to do in Cairo will ensure you have a great time, even if you’re strapped for cash. The ten best free things to do in Cairo include markets, monuments and other interesting areas of Cairo that are free to wander around, as well as the fabulous Sufi dancing show. By far the best thing to do is simply wander around Islamic Cairo and get deliciously lost!

Author: Nicholas Rowlands


Day 1 - Cairo


1

Khan el-Khalili Bazaar

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Location:

Off Hussein Square
(Across from El Azhar Mosque)
11211 Cairo, Egypt


2

Sufi dancing show

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Location:

Wikalet al-Ghouri, Muhammad 'Abduh Street, behind al-Azhar Mosque
11211 ,

Contact:

tel: +20 (0)2 2285 4509 (Tourist Information)
fax: +20 (0)2 2285 4363 (Tourist Information)


3

Al-Azhar Mosque

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Location:

Al-Azhar Street
Opposite El-Hussein Square
Cairo, Egypt

Contact:

tel: +20 (0)2 59 3893
fax: +20 (0)2 59 3893
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4

Street of the Tentmakers

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Location:

Souq Al-Khiamiyya
Bab Zwayla
Cairo, Egypt


5

Ibn Tulun Mosque

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Location:

Off 'Abd al-Magid al-Labban (Al-Salbiyya) Street
Ibn Tulun Street
Cairo, Egypt

Contact:

tel: +20 (0)2 391 3454 (Tourist Information)
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6

Azbekeya Book Market

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Cairo, Egypt


7

The Religion Compound

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Location:

Mari Girgis Street
Old Cairo
11728 Cairo, Egypt

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tel: +20 2 285 4509 (Tourist Information)
fax: +20 2 285 4363 (Tourist Information)


8

Qarafa, City of the Dead

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Location:

East of Cairo, Foot of Moqattam Cliff
El Khalifa
Cairo, Egypt

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tel: +20 2 285 4509


9

The Friday Market

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Location:

Beneath al-Tonssy Flyover, between the southern City of the Dead and Khalifa
Cairo, Egypt


10

Townhouse Gallery

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Location:

Hussein El Me'mar Basha Street
(Off Mahmoud Basyouni Street)
11728 Cairo, Egypt

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tel: +20 (0)2 2576 8086
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