Cairo Tower

From: Egypt Travel Guide Cairo Travel Guide

See also: Cairo Opera HouseSultan Hassan Mosque


Cairo Tower, Cairo, Egypt
The Cairo Tower (borj al-qahira) was built between 1956 and 1961 by architect Naoum Chebib. The Tower stands at 187 meters and is the tallest structure in Cairo and has become a well known and popular landmark to visit.

The Tower has an outdoor observation deck at the very top with fantastic views over Cairo which on a clear day you can see all the way to the Giza Pyramids. It can get quite windy and cold up on the Observation deck so you may want to pack something warmer to wear while you are up there.

The tower has a restaurant which very slowly revolves giving the diner a 360 degree view of Cairo over the course of an hour. On one of the floors there is also a gallery which holds art exhibitions and events and a cafe that has a variety of light snacks.

The Cairo Tower has an impressive lattice exterior which was designed to look like a Lotus flower and is lit up at night with various colour schemes which can be seen from a long distance away.

Attraction Location Guide
The Cairo Tower is located not far from the Cairo Opera House, which is to the West of Cairo city centre just across the 6th October Bridge on Gezira Island.