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Heliopolis is one of the posh areas in Cairo. The older buildings are of such unique architecture... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cairo, Egypt
City of the Sun

Great suburb of Cairo. Full of nice small cafes Great for a walking tour. Korba area is the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed yesterday

Heliopolis is one of the posh areas in Cairo. The older buildings are of such unique architecture. Unfortunately many of its villas and gardens have been run down and are being replaced by 10-storey buildings. The neighborhood is full of cafes, restaurants, and some nightlife...More

Thank Flynangel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great suburb of Cairo. Full of nice small cafes Great for a walking tour. Korba area is the best. Best streets are: Baghdad Ibrahim Al Ahram Ibrahim El Lakkani

Thank Minouy
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

it was originally built by Baro Imban..it is a very nice area 15 min from Cairo Airport..a walk around this area is recommended..its buildings have a unique architecture..decorative..if u walked in the side streets u can c different styles of buildings..there r a lot of...More

Thank Mohamed A
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Heliopolis used to be a great old part of Cairo to visit but it has been left to get so rundown that it is such a shame to see the state it is now in. Beautiful old buildings but are now crumbling around

Thank teeny47
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Helioplois was foundded by Baron Emban since more than 110 years, visit to Heliopolis regardless of Cairo Trafic is very pleasant and must be interesting.

1  Thank Adel S
Reviewed 1 March 2017

relatively nice area in cairo. not much traffic or hassle. a lot of masjid and food places are here.

1  Thank Jalal I
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The sprawling Cairo area makes it all seem like a bit too much. The Heliopolis area is, by comparison, much easier to handle. Since there was essentially nothing but desert here until the end of the 19th Century, Heliopolis has a very 20th Century feel....More

1  Thank sschafe5
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We find Heliopolis to be the best district in Cairo , well planned , wide streets , clubs , distinct , Charming Korba architecture, good shops and restaurants ,

2  Thank Mustafa R
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I have always loved Heliopolis, specifically Korba. The architecture always captures you. Walking in a live aisle of history delivers one's soul to a different universe. Unique area, must visit.

2  Thank Mary N
Reviewed 25 February 2017

interesting area,,,near airport......modernish part of Cairo and Metro goes newar there...change at Ataba Station to Alhazar line that connects this area

1  Thank jmckcork
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