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14 Best Views of Cairo

If you, like us, like to spot with a view, then this listicle should delight and inspire you to explore some of Cairo's most fascinating panoramas of the city.

As it seems most people prefer Instagram to their own eyes, we've compiled the spots based on people's own pictures of them. It's like the tree falling in the woods proverb... if no one is around to double-tap, does it really exist? Depends on your thoughts on quantum physics and light as waves or particles. Nonetheless, here's some pretty pictures done by some pretty people...

Cairo Tower

Obviously. Nasser's last erection is 187 metres tall and up untill 1971 was the tallest building in Africa. On the 62nd floor is a viewing tower with panoramic views of Cairo, and just below is a revolving restaurant where you can have a refreshing mango cocktail and maybe some kofta while enjoying a bird's eye view.

Good morning!💖 #cairo #cairotower #egypt

A photo posted by يارا أسامة كرزي (@yarakarazi) on

Nile 49

Whilst many of the spots on this list will have stunning views of the Nile, the Nile 49 restaurant-cum-concept-store-cum-boutique a3da is actually smack bam in the Nile on the outskirts of Imbaba. 

#nile49 #garden entrance #view ... Yes, that's an orange tree :) For more info, pics and bookings - check the #nile49

A photo posted by Yasmine AbdulAziz (@yazmineaaziz) on

Windows on the World

The semi-circular venue on top of the Ramses Hilion with breath-taking views of the city offering a sweeping landscape of Cairo's bridges and landmarks.

Hello Cairo 🌞

A photo posted by @don_menahi on

Abou Shakra

The recently refurbished branch is situated in front of The Great Pyramids of Giza. Have kebab and kofta with Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure.

Mokattam

Formerly an ancient Egyptian quarry site for limestone, used in the construction of temples and pyramids, Mokattam Mountain plays host to one of the most natural and unobstructed views of Cairo.

Kobry Embaba

The only railway bridge across the Nile is a favourite for photoshoots due to its unique view and complex industrial formation.

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." - T.S. Eliot

A photo posted by Timberland Egypt (@timberlandegypt) on

Azhar Park

Undoubtedly one of Egypt's most scenic green spaces, the views make it seem that Cairo isn't a sepia toned, smog filled metropolis but a garden of dreams and unicorns with the citadel looming in the distance.

#AzharPark #ILoveIt #EgyptianBeauty ^_^

A photo posted by Boules nabil (@bobnw) on

Aquarium Grotto

Once you get past the fact that there are but a handful of fish in the Fish Gardens, and they're either dead, dying or fossilised, climb to the top of the surreal grotto caves and get one hell of a picturesque composition of Zamalek and beyond. 

Grand Nile Tower

Why settle for one view when you can get 360 at the revolving restaurant at the top of Cairo skyline's staple landmark; the revolving restaurant on top of the Grand Nile tower.

#marconsiphotography #wedding #grandniletowers #sofitelalgezira #zamalek #sunset #cairo #nile #lights

A photo posted by Marc Onsi (@marconsi_photography) on

Le Méridien Pyramids

Have a swim with Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure.

So this is gonna be my view from my bedroom this weekend. #lemeridien #cairo #egypt #nofilter

A photo posted by Kurt Galalah (@kurtgalalah) on

Mena House Hotel

The legendary Pyramid side hotel has played host to the worlds biggest stars and diplomats and it's easy to see why. Their recently launched 139 Lounge overlooks the Pyramids' sound and light show during dinner.

My kind of meeting @menahousehotel

A photo posted by Dalia Awad (@daliaawad) on

Cairo Capital Club

A fine dining establishment in the heart of Garden City with 360 degree, unobstructed views of the Nile and beyond.

#cairo

A photo posted by Tarek Sadek (@tarexadek) on

Upper Deck

Set to open up this month in the pool area of Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza, restaurant and bar Upper Deck, baring some sort of apocolyptic event or natural disaster, has views just like this. 

CairoScene Office

When we have nothing else to talk about we take pictures of the view. People often think we must be high when we publish certain articles. We are... literally.

Traveling clouds. #vscocam #Cairo #Egypt

A photo posted by Kareem with a double E. (@iamhoezy) on


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