Le Méridien Heliopolis

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51 El Orouba Street, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: 20 2 2290 5055  

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Discover the Chic Side of Cairo with Le Méridien Heliopolis

• The Pyramids and The Sphinx
On the west bank of the Nile facing Cairo and on top of Giza plateau rise the three Pyramids Cheops, Chepren and Mycerinus, guarded by the mysterious Sphinx, which is a mythical statue with the body of a line and human head.


• The Step Pyramid of Saqqara
Saqqara is the ancient site of Memphis City hence it abounds in monuments, antiquities and tombs. The most ancient burial ground in Egypt, Southwest of Cairo.


• The Egyptian Museum
Located at Al-Tahrir Square in the heart of Cairo,  The largest of Egyptian antiquities museum all over the world. The exhibits of this museum are famous for their historical and artistic value.


• The Citadel
A visit to the Citadel of Salah Al-Din, which overlooks Cairo one of towering tops of Al- Muqattam Hills, evokes the memory of its great founder. The citadel was built by Salah Al-Din in 1183 AD. It Comprises a number of important monuments.


• The Coptic Museum
Situated in old Cairo, it houses a rare collection of the first Christian relics, architectural remains, textiles, icons, and old manuscripts. Its exhibits reveal the splendor of gold Coptic art with its colors and ornamentation.


• Al Mo'allaqa (Hanging) Church
It was built in the 5th century in the Basilica style, over the remains of the southern gate of the Roman fortress of "Babylon" that's why it was called "the Hanging".


• The virgin Tree
According to some historians, the Holy Family (Virgin Mary, Joseph and Jesus) began their Journey from Sinai to Matareia near Heliopolis and settled there for a while, where grows the blessed tree of the Virgin Mary where they steped for shelter seeking refage.


• Al-Azhar Mosque
It's the first Fatimid mosque in Cairo, built by Jawhar Al-Sekelli commander of the armies of Al-Mo'ez-Li-Din-Allah, in the year 972 AD. It's regarded as the school of Imam and leaders of political revolution and religious reform movements.


• Khan Al-Khalili Bazar
One of the greatest and earliest markets in the Middle East. Built in the 14th Century AD and contains many stores that exhibit wonderful collections of Jewelry, Wooden products and attractive hand-made products that make a great selection of souvenirs.


• Cairo tower
It's one of the most recent landmarks of Cairo in the center of Gezirah. It's 187 meters high and two storeys top it. The first level has a revolving restaurant and cafeteria. The rooftop floor provides a panoramic view of Cairo and its suburbs through telescopes.


• Pharaonic Village
Located in Giza and presents daily show from 9.00 am till 5.00 pm. A panorama reflection aspects of ancient Egyptians life.


• Cairo Opera House
Inaugurated on 1988, following a void, since the burning down of Cairo's world famous Opera House in 1971. Stand on the Gezirah Island surrounded by other cultural centers: Museum of Egyptian Modern Arts, Nile Gallery, The Plastic Artists' Association and El Hannager Theatre. The Cairo Opera House provides the most comprehensive technical and stage facilities in Africa and the Middle East. In addition of presenting the various cultures of the world, it also present : Cairo Symphony Orchestra, Cairo Opera Choir, Arabic Music Ensemble, National Arabic Music Ensemble and the Cairo Opera Children's Choir.

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