A visit to the Cairo Tower

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Cairo Tower was considered as the future monument, which was the tallest concrete structure in Egypt and North Africa for a period of 50 years. Today this is regarded as the Egypt’s second most famous landmark after Giza pyramid. The tower was inaugurated in 1961 and was designed by Naoom Shebeeb. The building measures 187 meters long and looks like the lotus plant from exterior and is positioned on Gezira Island. The top of the tower comprises of the revolving restaurant from where a prospective view of the Cairo can be witnessed and the view from the restaurant includes the most ancient and modern districts of Cairo. The restaurant is rotating in a very slow motion which takes 70 minutes and hence the movement is unnoticeable. Apart from the view the restaurant offers quality food, coffee and light snacks. The tower stands on huge Aswan granite base and there are a total of 16 floors. Cairo tower is one of the most visited tourist spot by the visitors, where one can put a glance towards the entire city from one look.

See also : Visit the city's famous Opera House

How to Reach:
By Metro: The closest metro station is Gezira (Opera) which takes 9 minutes to reach the destination.

Egyptians: 20 Egyptian Pounds
Non-Egyptians: 60 Egyptian Pounds

Adult: It cost EGP 60.
Children: Below 6 years is free.

Timings: Open from 8 am to midnight every day.

Address: Street Sharia Hadayek al-Zuhreya, Cairo, Egypt.

Contact Number: +20 2 2735 7187."

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