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The Coptic Museum

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Khan Al-Khalili

Both The Coptic Museum and Khan Al-Khalili are highly recommended by professionals. On balance, The Coptic Museum ranks significantly higher than Khan Al-Khalili. The Coptic Museum is ranked #1 in Cairo with recommendations from 5 reviews such as Fodor's, concierge.com and Lonely Planet.

Both The Coptic Museum and Khan Al-Khalili are highly recommended by professionals. On balance, The Coptic Museum ranks significantly higher than Khan Al-Khalili. The Coptic Museum is ranked #1 in Cairo with recommendations from 5 reviews such as Fodor's, concierge.com and Lonely Planet.

tripexpert score
96
#1 in Cairo
location

Fakhry Abd el Nour street No4, Abbassia, Cairo, Egypt

endorsements
  • 5 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Housing the world's largest collection of Coptic Christian artwork, this museum provides a link between ancient and Islamic Egypt. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    The Coptic Museum, which opened originally back in 1910, has just emerged from an extensive refurbishment... and it's a must-see for anyone interested in the history of Egypt. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    A beautiful place, as much for the elaborate woodcarving in all the galleries as for the treasures they contain. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    At the inauguration of the museum in 2006, President Mubarak stressed the importance of Coptic artistic heritage for Egypt, an opinion borne out by the stunning collections here. Full Review →

  • 14

    Concierge

    Contains such artifacts as funeral stelae carved with Coptic inscriptions, manuscripts... and examples of ivory, wood, pottery, and glass. A bridge between the art of ancient Egypt and the Islamic era.

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90
#2 in Cairo

al-Azhar Street, Cairo, Egypt

  • 4 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's

    The Khan has been a marketplace since the end of the 14th century; commercial activity is its lifeblood. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    Bustling doesn't begin to describe this souk, located in a dense network of twisting alleys. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Cairenes have plied their trades here since the khan was built in the 14th century, and parts of the market... are still the first choice for thousands of locals. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Take the time to stroll about Egypt's biggest souk, which spreads out at the heart of Islamic Cairo, between Muizz li-Din Allah Street and Sayyidna al-Hussein Mosque. Full Review →

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