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User Reviews (36 Reviews)
- Tahrir SquareMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 1Feb 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.Recommended for:Local Culture
- Tahrir SquareMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersNov 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.
- Tahrir SquareOct 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.
- Tahrir SquareMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodies+ 1Oct 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.
- Tahrir SquareMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 14Oct 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.
- Tahrir SquareAug 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.