22 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Cairo

Slight disclaimer here, my dad’s Egyptian. So I’ve been to Egypt a couple of times as a child. And I have the pictures to prove it. However, 2 years ago I got to visit for my first time as an adult! Let me tell you, it’s just as great as you think it will be. This trip is also where I experienced my first heartbreak with losing majority of my pictures. I know. Trust me. It’s taken me this long to put together a post on Egypt because every time I look at the few pictures I did manage to back up, it reminds me how many more I lost. BUT, I couldn’t resist waiting until whenever my next trip is to show the country off so, I’ve put together some pictures that will make you want to visit Cairo. I’ve broken the pictures down into categories for easier organization so take a look!

Mosques, Churches and Architecture

Churches are one of the Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Cairo

St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church

Architecture are one of the Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Cairo

A super pretty building by the side of the Nile

Mosques are one of the Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Cairo

Manial Palace

Mosques are one of the Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Cairo

Manial Palace

Mosques are one of the Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Cairo

Details at Manial Palace

Architecture are one of the Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Cairo

A detailed white Mosque

Museums are one of the Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Cairo

The sculptures in the garden in front of the Egyptian Museum

City Life

Old School Trains are one of the Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Cairo

The ancient Trams that still run around the city

Markets are one of the Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Cairo

Khan El Khalili Market

Scenery are one of the Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Cairo

Small square around the city with beautiful trees

Palm Trees are one of the Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Cairo

Palm tree lined roads

The Nile

Nile Cruises are one of the Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Cairo

Nile City Boat where you can eat the most spectacular breakfasts (and other meals!)

The Nile are one of the Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Cairo

Cruise on the Nile at sunset

Scenery are one of the Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Cairo

Views from a cruise on the Nile at sunset

Scenery

Scenery are one of the Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Cairo

A view of the Cairo Tower from the Nile

Scenery are one of the Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Cairo

A view of the city from the Giza Pyramid area

Pyramids and the Desert

History are one of the Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Cairo

The inside of one of the smaller pyramids

Deserts are one of the Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Cairo

Camels riding in the desert

Pyramids are one of the Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Cairo

Pyramids
Pyramids are one of the Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Cairo

A camel train

Pyramids are one of the Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Cairo

More pyramids

Camels are one of the Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Cairo

More camels (these guys look so happy to pose for a picture!)

So, what do we think? What picture would make you want to visit Cairo the most? Let me know in the comments!

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70 Comments

  1. March 23, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    The pyramids look AMAZING! What an experience!

    • April 4, 2017 / 3:15 pm

      It really was! I highly recommend it to everyone!

  2. March 23, 2017 / 4:58 pm

    I have always been fascinated by Egypt and would love to visit one day. Your photos are great- I hope you can go back and take more!

    • April 4, 2017 / 3:17 pm

      Thank you! It’s a beautiful country with lots of history so I’m sure I’ll find myself back there soon! Hopefully you’ll get to visit sometime soon too!

  3. March 24, 2017 / 12:11 am

    The Nile looks gorgeous, as do the buildings around it. Wow, thanks for adding Cairo to my list of places to visit.

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    • April 4, 2017 / 3:20 pm

      Haha thanks for reading! I love sharing stories and pictures from my Egypt visit! I want everyone to go at some point, it’s such a great country

  4. March 24, 2017 / 5:27 am

    Oh, the pyramids! I have had a few friends travel to Egypt. They echoed your sentiment. <3 Would love to go here some day!

    • April 6, 2017 / 3:34 pm

      It’s definitely worth putting on your list. Hopefully you’ll get to go soon!

  5. March 24, 2017 / 8:35 am

    Cairo looks a bit similar to Istanbul 🙂 I’d love to visit, especially the desert part. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • April 6, 2017 / 3:36 pm

      Thanks for reading! Istanbul is high up on my to do list!

  6. March 24, 2017 / 8:59 am

    That market with all those textiles… I am in love!

    • April 6, 2017 / 3:48 pm

      It was such a great place to walk around! So many things to see!

  7. March 24, 2017 / 9:37 am

    I love this ! Cairo looks like a place I would definitely enjoy going to! I have gone to Mexico to see pyramids a few years ago and I can’t wait to check them out in Cairo

    • April 6, 2017 / 3:56 pm

      They’re definitely incredibly majestic in person! Can’t wait to see the ones in Mexico myself!

  8. March 24, 2017 / 11:43 am

    Oh no, that terrible sinking feeling in your stomach is the worst! You poor thing, losing all of those photos. But I’m glad that these were saved because they’re fascinating. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • May 2, 2017 / 9:57 pm

      Thank you!! Definitely sucked realizing I had lost so many!

  9. March 24, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    That’s true, after this post for sure I’m more curious about this Country. I loved the pictures of the pyramids, I think I’d love to see it.

    • May 2, 2017 / 9:58 pm

      Thank you! I’m glad you’re more interested! It’s a fantastic city and country 🙂

  10. March 24, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    Cairo looks like the perfect place for photographers <3 I barely know anything about Egypt, is Cairo safe to visit?

    • May 2, 2017 / 10:03 pm

      It really is! You just have to be careful like you are when you travel anywhere. Also just need to respect local culture which involves dressing a bit more modestly!

  11. March 24, 2017 / 3:55 pm

    Nice photos. Egypt has always been on my bucket list. Oh, and the camels really looks so sweet. 🙂

    • May 2, 2017 / 10:07 pm

      It’s worth being on any bucket list! They’re were so cute! Almost smiling for us!

  12. March 24, 2017 / 4:01 pm

    Wow your pictures are so amazing. They really make me want to take the next flight out. Thanks so much for sharing Xx

  13. March 24, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    I’ve always wanted to go to Egypt! It looks just how I’ve always imaged in to in your pictures. Definitely makes me want to go to Cairo even more now!

    • May 2, 2017 / 10:37 pm

      It’s a fantastic country! Definitely should go!

  14. March 24, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    Beautiful photos! So much attention to detail.

  15. March 24, 2017 / 11:14 pm

    The Nile looks gorgeous. I love the light. Makes me want to go!

    • May 2, 2017 / 10:52 pm

      The Nile was a super peaceful place to visit!

  16. March 25, 2017 / 3:41 am

    Great selection of photos and good enough to tempt me to visit. What happened to all your other photos, did you lose your camera?

    • May 10, 2017 / 10:05 am

      I had a brand new phone that I hadn’t set up to back up my photos and wifi there was really spotty, before I had the chance to transfer my pictures my phone crashed so I lost most of them!

  17. March 26, 2017 / 5:17 am

    Beautiful pictures! Congratulations! How great is to return to your father country and seen it now with different eyes 🙂

    • May 10, 2017 / 10:36 am

      It really was! Thank you 🙂

  18. March 26, 2017 / 11:38 am

    I’ve always wanted to meet a camel! Were they friendly?

    • May 10, 2017 / 10:48 am

      Yeah! They just mainly smiled and minded their own business!!

  19. March 26, 2017 / 12:55 pm

    Your photos did the trick – I want to go to Cairo!

    • May 10, 2017 / 10:48 am

      Haha glad it convinced someone!

  20. March 26, 2017 / 12:55 pm

    Yep, you’re right, now I want to visit. I’ve always wanted to get to the Pyramids, one day I will. Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures.

    • May 10, 2017 / 10:49 am

      Thanks for checking out the post! Hopefully you do get to the pyramids one day!

  21. March 27, 2017 / 7:55 am

    The best thing i would probably find most fascinating, would be the pyramids. Been to Egypt before, but due to illness we had to skip the pyramids unfortunately!

    • May 10, 2017 / 10:55 am

      Ah that’s the worst!! Hopefully you get to go back and see them!

  22. March 27, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    I have ALWAYS wanted to go to Egypt and see the pyramids. Although, I do love how you also showed other parts of the city.

    • May 10, 2017 / 10:56 am

      Thank you! Yeah I think most people head to Egypt for the pyramids but there’s lots of other stuff to see and do!

  23. March 27, 2017 / 4:38 pm

    This definitely made me want to visit Cairo right away! I have wanted to see the Nile ever since reading Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie. And I love the palm trees.

    • May 10, 2017 / 11:17 am

      The Nile is spectacular! I’ve heard great things about that book as well!

  24. March 27, 2017 / 11:27 pm

    I would LOVE to go to the Pyramids and the desert. I imagine it being quite hot, but I would love to experience it in person. I will need to go to Cairo.

    • May 10, 2017 / 11:17 am

      It’s for sure a city worth visiting!!

  25. March 28, 2017 / 3:07 am

    Yeah, you’re right, these pictures definitely make me want to visit Cairo. I appreciate that they all show different aspects of the city. Nicely done!

    • May 10, 2017 / 12:10 pm

      Thank you for checking it out!

  26. March 28, 2017 / 11:12 am

    I can’t wait to go to Cairo! You’re pics are amazing even if you lost some 🙁

  27. March 29, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    I’m totally adding cairo to my bucket list!! it just keeps growing. What an amazing city filled with architecture, rich history, and life!

    • May 15, 2017 / 8:43 am

      It really is such a fantastic city! I feel you on the bucket list growing!

  28. March 31, 2017 / 2:02 pm

    Your article headline and the corresponding 20 pictures are so apt. Now I really wanna visit. Cairo.

    • May 15, 2017 / 8:47 am

      Thank you!! I was hoping to sway some people over 🙂

  29. March 31, 2017 / 2:45 pm

    Cairo is a dream destination! Your pictures speak for itself how beautiful the city is!

    • May 15, 2017 / 8:55 am

      Thank you! It really is a great destination!

  30. April 6, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    I did not realize how vibrant and colorful it is! Having never traveled in that area, I always just pictured Egypt as one big sandy desert. Thank you for the lovely pictures!

    • May 15, 2017 / 9:02 am

      Thank you for checking out the post!

  31. April 14, 2017 / 11:58 pm

    I’m quite fascinated with the Cairo’s architecture and you’ve captured it very nicely in your pictures. It is on my bucket list. Hope to visit there someday in my life!

    • May 15, 2017 / 9:03 am

      Hopefully you get to soon! It really is a beautiful country!

  32. April 15, 2017 / 12:50 am

    For me the camels riding in the desert and the pyramid photos are the ones which make me want to visit Cairo. Wonderful photography again!

    • May 15, 2017 / 9:18 am

      Thank you!! The camels were great subjects!

  33. April 17, 2017 / 12:50 am

    It’s just a pity how Egypt is now messed up and about Cairo being perceived as an unsafe city. Just really hope the Egyptian people would find a way to real democracy soon.

    • May 15, 2017 / 9:19 am

      It’s really much safer than people assume. I do hope they come to a resolution as well but it shouldn’t deter people from visiting.

  34. April 22, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    It’s such a shame you lost so many photos but the ones you do have are great! Cairo is definitely on my list of places to visit!

    • May 15, 2017 / 9:25 am

      Thank you! Yeah I’m happy I had some at least!

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