Things to see and do - Giza
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Giza Travel guide
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Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, is named after the ancient rural suburb of Al-Djiza, which was founded in the 7C. This extraordinary site, which counts among the most famous in the world, is home to the royal necropolises of the IV Dynasty: the famous pyramids of Cheops, Mykerinos and Chephren, in front of which stands the Sphinx. These monuments, which have inspired the most fantastical legends since ancient times, continue to fascinate visitors.
Tourist attractions Giza : Things to see and do
Unrivalled architectural masterpiece, technical feat, seventh wonder of the world, oldest pyramid... there is no shortage of superlatives for the Great Pyramid of Cheops. It was also the highest (today 138m) and had the greatest volume (2 521 000m3) ..
The eternal symbol of Egypt, the enigmatic Sphinx of Giza, has made an impression across the ages. This monumental creature (20m high and 57m long), symbol of the Pharaoh's power, with a lion's body and human face, was most probably fashioned by Chep..
Chephren, son of Cheops, decided to install his tomb south of his father's, thus taking his place in the family line. Construction techniques had been perfected, and Chephren's pyramid was erected more quickly. Although not as tall, it looks slimmer ..
1 Alexandria Desert Road ET - GIZA
Immerse yourself in the past while being pampered by splendid 5-star service at the Mercure Le Sphinx Cairo Hotel. Nestled at the very foot of the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx, this magnificent hotel offers its guests a unique opportunity to explore ..