1500 hrs | Cairo Tower - E£ 190With the entire evening at our disposal, we chose to cross the Nile and walk to Cairo tower. The towering building was visible from Tahrir square and we followed it like the pole star without support from Google maps. This 187 meter tall tower features a lotus-like thin shell structure as its exterior design, an observation deck and a rotating restaurant. The topmost platform offers a view of the entire city. Our expectation to see the sun set behind the pyramids was crushed because it wasn't the right time of the year. However, we did get a good view of the Citadel of Saladin (and random apartment balconies) using the telescopes provided.
The view of entire Cairo city from this tower is simply amazing.. adding to it is the cool wind that blows at the top makes you feel relaxed and calm in the hot weather !!
With a rotating restaurant on top, the Cairo tower offers the most magnificent view of the city. Try grabbing an early morning breakfast or a late afternoon lunch there while watching a bird's eye view of the beautiful city. A symbol of modern architecture in Cairo, this monument is refreshing after vising the structures of ancient Egypt.