Cairo Tower

Tower in Cairo

Cairo Tower
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The Borg El-Qāhira, also known as the Cairo Tower, is a freestanding concrete tower situated in Cairo, Egypt. Standing at 187 meters (614 feet), it held the title of the tallest structure in Egypt for 37 years, until it was overtaken by the Suez Canal overhead powerline crossing in 1998. Similarly, it was the tallest structure in North Africa for 21 years until the Nador transmitter in Morocco took over in 1982. The Cairo Tower was also the tallest structure in Africa for a year, until the Sentech Tower in South Africa surpassed it in 1962. Situated in the Gezira district on Gezira Island, along the River Nile and close to downtown Cairo, the tower is considered one of Cairo’s prominent modern landmarks and is often regarded as Egypt’s second most renowned monument, next only to the Pyramids of Giza.

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Visiting Cairo Tower


8am-midnight, to 1am summer


adult/child under 6yr LE70/free

Address: Cairo Tower, Al Borg, Zamalek, Egypt
Duration: 20 minutes
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