Cairo Sightseeing & Attraction in Heliopolis, Egypt - Fairmont

Sightseeing

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The Palace of Baron Empain

Built by the Belgian-born industrialist, Baron-General Eduard Louis Joseph Empain (1852-1929), the palace represents the most popular landmarks of Heliopolis. History writers claim that while he was in Egypt supervising one of his overseas projects, he had fallen in love with a beautiful Egyptian lady. That’s why he built the palace and founded the modern Heliopolis area in 1907.

The Hanging Church

Known in Arabic as Al Kanesah Al Muallaqah, the church was originally built in the 9th century over a gatehouse of a Roman castle. Although the Hanging Church has been rebuilt several times, it remains one of the most impressive churches in Cairo.

The Virgin Mary’s Tree

Located at El-Mataria, in Cairo, the Virgin Mary’s Tree has been attracting thousands of pilgrims each Christmas. Among many trees in Egypt, believed to have offered shelter for the Holy Family during their stay in Egypt, the Virgin Mary’s Tree in Mataria enjoys the highest regard of all.

The River Nile

Considered by many people as the most famous river in history, the magical River Nile flows through the heart of Egypt. Along its banks, one of the oldest civilizations in mankind has been established. The River Nile is associated with life. A Nile cruise in a Feluka can be very inspiring.

Pyramids & Sphinx:

As an engineering miracle, the Pyramids stand stoutly for over 4500 years. Originally built by Kings Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure to be a burial places for the ruling Pharos during the Old & Middle Kingdoms. Today, the Pyramids are the only wonder surviving from the Seven Wonders of the World. Among many attractions surrounding the Pyramids site, the great Sphinx lays as an eternal guardian of the Pyramids. The Sphinx legendary statue comprises a body of a lion and a human head.

Citadel – Mohamed Ali Mosque

The Citadel was built by Salah El Din Al Ayoubbi, the founder of Auobbi Dynasty (1171 to 1250). The Citadel incorporates the great mosque of Mohamed Ali, the architectural icon; Al Madrasa (School) of Sultan Hasan, and the Police and Military Museum. In addition to the 90 meters deep Youssef’s Well that used to supply the water for the whole Citadel. With a simple exercise Salah El Din was able to choose the best spot in Cairo to build his citadel. Salah El Din hanged meat portions at different places in Cairo and chose the point where the meat took the longest time to perish. The area still enjoys a pure air and nice weather

Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum was built during the reign of Khedive Abbass Helmi 2nd in 1897, and opened on November 15th, 1902. The museum is often referred to as one of the most important museums in the world, with over 100,000 exhibits in 107 halls and galleries, in addition to the world's finest ancient Egyptian relics. The golden coffin, treasures of Tutankhamun, and the fascinating monuments have captured visitors for hours throughout the last century.

Wadi Degla Desert Conservation Area

Located at the northern area of the Eastern Desert, extends for 30km to reach the Nile Valley at Maadi, south of Cairo. The whole area is 60 km², and was declared a Natural Protectorate in 1999.

On both sides of the area, caves were created that provide shelters and home for wildlife.

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