Downtown Cairo, Cairo Overview

A commercial, transportational and cultural hub of the modern city of Cairo, Downtown Cairo is in a central location with plenty of hotels, retail stores, restaurants and emporiums. Some of the major attractions and stops in the area include Museum of Islamis Arts, Tahrir Square, Egyptian Museum, Midan Falaky, Borsa, and Townhouse Gallery and Theatre.

The Downtown is popular among Egyptians as Wust Al-Balad, meaning “the heart of the country”. Downtown was built in the 1880s with a vision to modernize Cairo and make a section of the city look exactly like European cities.

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