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  • Tahrir Square Pro 2014
    . Troy
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    5 Feb 01, 2014

    So this is where it all happened: the daily protests which eventually led to the Lotus Revolution, a key moment in the Arab Spring of 2011. The square itself speaks more to the echoes of dictatorship than the bustling, cosmopolitan metropolis Cairo is. Though there is the gem of the Egyptian Museum at one end. At the time of writing, the some protest camps are still in the square. Visit it at least once to say you've done it.

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  • Tahrir Square Pro 2014
    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    3 Nov 24, 2013

    Other than the recent history and people watching opportunities, there isn't too much of interest here.

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    Baxter Jackson
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    4 Nov 30, 2013

    Turns out the revolution WAS televised and it all went down here, right in the heart of downtown Cairo at Tahrir (Liberation) Square. When I was there before the revolution, however, this was one of my favorite place to go skateboarding in Cairo because I could grind the pink granite benches and sail across the silky-smooth surfaces in front of the Mogama (a Kafka-esque, bureaucratic behemoth of a building across from the American University) where a crowd of curious (and vocal) onlookers was always guaranteed. Now it's got historical significance in addition to being a fun place to get your grind on.

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    Zora O'Neill
    3 Oct 23, 2013

    Five stars of course for historic relevance...but Tahrir is not really scenic. It's basically a gargantuan traffic circle that's almost impossible to cross on foot (use the subway underpasses, ideally). I'm only putting this review here as a warning for first-time visitors to Cairo who might be expecting something more glam and planning their whole day around it.

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    Summer Wilms
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    3 Oct 19, 2013

    It used to be one of the worst places in the world to cross the street. Now its name is synonymous with a revolution. When not flooded with protesters, I found it an easy reference point for navigating around the labyrinthine city. It is close to the Nile, the Egyptian Museum, and major hotels. You'll find both Western and local eateries lining the square.

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  • Tahrir Square Pro 2014
    Maan @Travel Binge
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    3 Oct 18, 2013

    Center of old Cairo where you also find the Egypt Museum. Lots of shops and offices around the square. Its old cairo so you can see some trash around the city. Right now its the center of protests.

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    Toufic Tawily
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    4 Sep 12, 2012

    It used to be a big roundabout with speeding cars, after the revolution it turned into a souk! this is the heart of cairo. night time is better to visit when it's not that crowded, unless a revolution is underway!

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    Jim Barton
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    4 Sep 04, 2012

    It's all happening here. One of the major meeting places in Cairo. If the name does not ring a bell then you probably haven't seen the news in the last year or two.

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  • Tahrir Square
    Emily Drevets
    2 Aug 13, 2012

    Every time you cross Tahrir Square you're going to wonder how the ground isn't covered in human bodies. The entire thing is a gigantic honking traffic jam.

    An interesting thing to remember is that many upper class Egyptians never frequent this area of town. It's not necessarily low income, but it's certainly poorer than Zamaleck, Mohandiseen, Garden City, and Nasser City. Be aware that you're not walking around the wealthiest of Egyptians.

    The architecture, however, can be really interesting here and is much more beautiful--despite the pollution damage---than the architectural wastelands of the newer parts of Cairo.

    Look every way before you try to cross anything.

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    Noelle Daley
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    5 Jul 18, 2012

    I visited Tahrir Square almost exactly two years before the Arab Spring. Wish I could go back to see what it's like now!

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    Adenike Adetunji
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Tahrir square is their immigration head-quaters,and there is underground metro and museum and that is the place they normally used when-ever they are protesting.And there is also a place called Mugarma where they treated some cases.I also went their to do the extension of date and i like the way they attended to me.

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    Selma Audi
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    My impression of Tahrir Square was one from before the Arab Spring. Then it felt like a wide, open space in a very congested city.

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    Lolo Caty
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Tahrir square is the perfect place i've ever seen i live in egypt it is the place that the revoulation start this is the place that we knew that we all brothers and sisters no different between each other you should visit it because you will know how perfect we are (:

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  • Tahrir Square
    Jodi Fischer
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    historical site, but congested as all get out. it's centrally located though and you can access the cornish, museum, filfella restaurant, post office, American University of Cairo and all kinds of things from there...

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  • Tahrir Square
    Cristian Cuellar
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    La plaza ya no es lo que era anteriormente, ya que con regimen de Moubarak se veia mas control en las calles no como ahora con gente acampando en ella, autos estacionados. Lo cual ha contribuido a que el ambiente en sus alrededores no sea el mas grato. Lo que si es entretenido y todo un arte de los Egipcios es cruzar las calles por el medio de estas con los autos practicamente encima de uno

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    WM Faizy
    1 Mar 04, 2013

    worst place to visit this da

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  • Tahrir Square
    Pasquale Iannino Jr.
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    3 Dec 11, 2012

    A nice place to drive though on the way to the Cairo Museum. Stay away during the rally's.

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    Mo ElBibany
    5 Aug 11, 2012
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    Rem Roro
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Has the biggest revolution in the world

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    Habeba Basha
    5 Jun 27, 2012
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Egyptians have cried out for freedom at the well-known Tahrir Square. Tahrir means liberation. The square has been the center stage for civilians to protest for peace and liberty from a dictatorship. The latest protest movement took place in January 2011. You have probably seen the Egyptian civilians’ revolution unfold, along with the rest of the world. The media focused on the revolution, and watched the protest lead to the ousting of former president Hosni Mubarak. When you enter Tahrir Square, you will find a marketplace. You can buy a variety of items from food to jewelry. However, a peaceful environment can just as quickly become violent if militia spray tear gas and combat civilians in their demonstrations for democracy.

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