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CAIRO is a UNESCO world heritage site, for its historical centre.

Situated on the banks of the Nile, in Northern Africa, Cairo is the capital of Egypt and one of the worlds’ largest cities, with its estimated population of about 20 million people. Cairo is also the largest city in Africa and in the Arab world. Since 1340 it has been the largest city West of China.

Cairo has some of the most spectacular ancient vestiges in the world, gathered at the famous Museum of Egyptology. It is also home to the world’s second oldest university, al Azhar. Called „The City of One Thousand Minarets”, Cairo has a predominantly Islamic architecture and it boasts some of the most beautiful mosques in the world. Also, for centuries, its famous Khan el Khalili bazaar (built in the 14th century) has been a point of consistent interest for merchants all around the world. With its medieval atmosphere, the labyrinthic streets, oriental cafes and infinite choice of traditional crafts, Khan el Khalili continues to be the most interesting bazaar in the Middle East.

Like all major cities in the Orient, Cairo is a city of contrasts. For those who manage to discover its secrets, brilliance and charm and really get to know it, it will always remain one of the most interesting cities in the world.