Cairo Art Galleries
Art lovers will find plenty to fill their time with when visiting Cairo and the city's excellent selection of galleries and museums.
There are countless impressive pieces of art in the galleries found dotted throughout the city of Cairo.
Of particular importance here is the Museum of Islamic Art and also the Museum of Islamic Ceramics, both of which warrant your attention.
Museum of Islamic Art
Address: Shar'a Bur Sa'id at Maydan Ahmad Maher, Cairo, Egypt, EG
Tel: +202 390 9930
An excellent collection of Islamic art throughout the ages is found in this noteworthy museum. The Museum of Islamic Art is home to more than 10,000 items, including items from the Fatimid, Turkish, Persian and other related periods.
Open hours: Saturday to Friday - 09:00 to 16:00
Museum of Islamic Ceramics
Address: Prince Ibrahim's Palace, Cairo, Egypt, EG
Tel: +202 736 8672
Located in the lovely Palace of Prince Ibrahim - itself an excellent example of Islamic architecture - the Museum of Islamic Ceramics contains many impressive collections. This museum has become known for its priceless displays of Islamic ceramics from Egypt, Iran, Turkey and southern Spain.
Open hours: daily - 09:30 to 13:30 and 17:30 to 22:00
Admission: no charge