Earlier in the Old Cairo Copts lived (Christians). Now here are the Coptic Church, the former complex Greek monastery and a synagogue, a mosque. Coptic Church of the Virgin – one of the oldest and most beautiful in Cairo. She is better known by its Arabic name Al-Muallyaka, (translated as 'Signal'). The church, consecrated in Sv.Devy honor the best-known and richly decorated in Old Cairo, is built on one of the bastions of the Roman fort, why, and got its name. Church of Al-Muallyaka erected in the middle of VII century, shortly after the Arab conquest.
From an architectural point of view, it corresponds to the plan of the Byzantine basilica. The church consists of a main building divided into two columns nave. The church contains over 100 icons and relics of several respected Copts shrines. For the period of Byzantine architectural monuments of IV-VII centuries also include: Church of St. Sergius, the Church of St. Virgin Church of St.
Barbara. In this part of interest is the Coptic Museum. In the museum are thousands interesting exhibits: carved stone architectural details, ancient manuscripts, tapestries, weapons, icons, dishes, and church plate. Also worth noting monuments Arab architecture – mosques: Muhammad Ali, Ibn Tulun, Amr ibn al-Asa, al-Hakim, Al-Azhar, Al-Al-Akmar Dzhuyushi, Al-Saleh, Talal. At the heart of Cairo, New City, the center is commonly known Al-Tahrir Square. In the center of al-Tahrir, are the main government agencies and public organizations of Egypt, as well as the headquarters of the League of Arab States. It also hosts the National Egyptian Museum – one of the most famous museums in the world and the mosque of Hussein built in 1154g. No less interesting sights of New Cairo is a granite monument to the majestic, entitled 'The Awakening of Egypt "which was designed by sculptor M. Mukhtar around 1920. On the entire open 10 museums in Cairo: in addition to the National Museum of Egyptian and Coptic Museum are of particular interest Museum of Islamic Art, founded in 1880, this section, the unique treasure of Islamic culture, with about 62 thousand works of art (textiles, miniatures, manuscripts, woodwork, silver, glass, weapons), Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Abdeen Palace Museum, Mahmoud Khalil, the Geological Museum and others. In This work has many different institutions that are no less important in the cultural life in Cairo and are introduced to the customs and traditions of Egypt's National Theatre, World Theatre, al-Ezbe-cue ',' Al-Guhmuriya ' Comedy Theater, Puppet Theater, the Opera House. At night, the rhythm of life in Cairo is increased many times. This is the best time to visit shops, restaurants, bars, discos and casinos. Cairo typical evening entertainment – a dinner in a floating restaurant. The ticket price includes buffet and a musical performance with belly dancing. Shopping in Cairo will give you a lot of fun, because you can buy everything what is available on the East: spices, perfumes, gold, silver, carpets, copper and bronze, leather, glass, ceramics and more. For some, Cairo tourist paradise, others view him as the modern capital of an Arab state, and someone – a wonderful city of fairy tales "Thousand and One Nights'. C we can say only that a surprisingly multifaceted Cairo. "It's a small world, the Great Cairo … the most majestic and amazing city, seen on the ground … microcosm of the earth at the Great … " William Lifgou, 1614g