The Zamalek is situated in the heart of Cairo. It is a wealthy district of Cairo surrounding the northern portion of Gezira Island in the Nile River measuring 4 kilometers in length and 1 kilometer in width. The Zamalek was once referred to ‘Jardin des Plantes’ (Garden of plants) due to its wealth of foreign plants collected from all over the world. The leaf covered street, old apartment blocks and villas makes the city more attractive. The bank of the Nile is connected by Kasr El Nil Bridge, Sixth of October Bridge and Fifteenth of May Bridge. Luxurious palaces like Gezirah palace, Prince Sa’id Toussoun’s palace and Prince Amr Ibrahim’s palace are located in the Zamalek district. Apart from luxury the palaces also give importance to culture and arts by accommodating museums, galleries and important venues. Cairo Marriot, Long Champs restaurant and Cappuccino bar along with numerous cafes and restaurants provide enough refreshment to the visitors. The island consists of lot of space where much of the land is occupied by the polo club. Apart from that there is Gezira Sporting Club and Water garden (Grotto Garden) which provides alternative tourist activities. A combination of leafy streets and villas are a worthy view for every visitor and those who have an intention to taste a lot of new foods are most welcomed here.
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How to Reach:
By Metro: The nearest metro station is Gezira also known as Opera Station on the red line which takes 23 minutes to reach the Zamalek.
Tickets: Admission fee is free.
Address: Zamalek, (Gezira island), Cairo, Egypt."