Cairo Tower, soaring over the Egyptian capital at 614 feet (187 metres) in height, was the tallest tower in the whole of Africa for ten years after it was built, and remains the tallest in North Africa to this day.
From the outside, the intricate latticework of the concrete tower, open at the top to reveal its crown of an observation deck, is designed to represent a Pharaonic lotus flower, one of the symbols of Ancient Egypt. The landmark is illuminated each evening in different colours, making it a truly beautiful sight against the night sky.
Reaching the top of the tower, there's an open-air observation deck with telescopes offering incomparable views over Cairo and its surrounding area. Spot the Saladin Citadel, the Pyramids of Giza and of Saqqara and more! There are also a number of places to eat, including a revolving restaurant.
Top tip: if you're planning a visit to the top of the Cairo Tower, make sure you go on as clear a day as possible for the best views!
Winter: 8 am to 12 am.
Summer: 9 am to 1 am.
Non Egyptians: LE 70.
Egyptians: LE 20.
Metro: Opera, on line 2.