Cairo

Plan a visit to Mokattam Mountains

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Mokattam Mountain is a wonderful place in Southeastern Cairo, where one can see the beautiful scenery and can feel the true beauty of the nature. This mountain was considered as the only real mountain by the ancient Egyptians with five hundred feet height. The historical aspect of the mountain was an important source of limestone in a part of the hill area. The mountain is home to around 40000 people and most of them are Zabbaleens. Zabbaleens refers to the people who are involved in garbage collection jobs. The main center for attraction is the Mokattam Corniche which is a perfect place to walk and one can view the entire architecture of Cairo. There are a lot of caves showing the ancient Egyptian culture and struggle. Mokattam hills are a perfect blend of old and modern lifestyle with tea sellers and highly equipped restaurants. Apart from restaurants there are numerous cafes, shops and parks. Grand hotel Cairo and Ramses II hotel offers great accommodation facility with tasty authentic dishes while The Virginian Restaurant offers great Egyptian cuisine with an unmatched view of sunset with Cairo as background.

See also : Admire the Nile River

How to Reach: The main mode of transportation is the microbus.
By Metro: The nearest metro station is Gezira which is also known as Opera Metro Station on the red line and it takes around 30 minutes from the station to reach there.

Tickets: The admission is free.

Timings: Always open for the public at any time.

Address: Mokattam Al Abageyah, Qism El-Khalifa, Cairo Governorate, Egypt."

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