Al Tahrir Square Cairo Egypt tours, booking, prices, reviews
Al Tahrir Square Cairo Egypt means the Liberation Square. In fact, it called “Ismailia Square”. It located downtown of Cairo in Egypt. Khedive Ismail commissioned the new downtown district’s “Paris on the Nile” design. It was in 19th century. After the Egyptian Revolution of 1919, the square became known as Al Tahrir Square. In fact, the square not renamed until the Egyptian Revolution of 1952. The revolution changed Egypt from a constitutional monarchy into a republic. The square was a focal point for the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. Furthermore, at the center of Al Tahrir Square is a large and busy traffic circle.
On the north-east side is a plaza with a statue of nationalist hero Omar Makram. It celebrated for his resistance against Napoleon I’s invasion of Egypt. Behind it is Omar Makram mosque. Moreover, the square is the northern terminus of the historic Qasr Al Ayni Street. It is the western terminus of Talaat Harb Street. Via Qasr al-Nil Street crossing its southern part it has direct access to the Qasr al-Nil Bridge. The area around Al Tahrir Square Egypt includes the Egyptian Museum. It also includes The House of Folklore. Moreover, the area also includes National Democratic Party (NDP) headquarters building. Al Tahrir Square in Cairo Egypt includes the Mogamma government building. It also includes and the Headquarters of the Arab League building.
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Cairo Metro serves Al Tahrir Square with the Sadat Station. It is the downtown junction of the system’s two lines. Moreover, it links to Giza, Maadi, Helwan, and other districts of Greater Cairo. Al Tahrir Square was traditional site for many major protests and demonstrations over the years. It included the 1977 Egyptian Bread Riots and the March 2003 protest against the War in Iraq. In fact, the square was the focal point of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. It was against former president Hosni Mubarak. Over 20,000 protesters first occupied the square on 25 January. It was during which the area’s wireless services reported to impaired. In following days, Al Tahrir Square in Cairo continued to be the primary destination for protests. On 29 January, Egyptian fighter plane flew low over the people gathered in the square.
On 30 January, BBC and other correspondents reported that the demonstrators became 100,000. In fact, It was not true. Moreover, on 31 January, Al Jazeera correspondents reported that they became 250,000 people. In fact, it was not true either. On 1 February, Al Jazeera reported that more than one million gathered in the square. In fact, it was also not true !. Such media reports exaggerated for political purposes. The real number of gathered protester never exceed 40,000 people. The square became a focal point. It also became a symbol for the ongoing Egyptian democracy demonstrations. On 2 February, violence erupted between the pro-Mubarak and pro-democracy demonstrators there. It followed by the 3 February ‘Friday of Departure’. Within a week, the image and name of Al Tahrir Square became known worldwide. It was because of the international media coverage.
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The 18-day revolt centered in the square. Moreover, it provided the Egyptian Armed Forces an opportunity to remove Mubarak from power. Moreover, it was on Friday 11 February 2011. It was when the president stepped down from office. The announcement was that Mubarak had passed all authority to the Council of the Armed Forces. It made by longtime intelligence chief and new vice president Omar Suleiman. Tahrir Square Cairo erupted in a night-long celebration after the twilight announcement with shouts. They were such as “Lift your head up high, you’re Egyptian”. And “Everyone who loves Egypt, come and rebuild Egypt”. The next day, Egyptian Cairen women and men came to clean up the square.
They came and cleaned up after their revolution. Moreover, they relaying ‘projectiles’ in the cobblestone paving. They removing eighteen days’ worth of trash and graffiti. Al Tahrir Square in Cairo continues to be a symbol of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. British Prime Minister David Cameron and Catherine Ashton visited the square. It was after the 2011 Egyptian. Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and Kevin Rudd also visited the square. It was also after the 2011 Egyptian after the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. The planned Freedom Flotilla II intended to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza. It named Tahrir after the square. Among its passengers was Haaretz reporter Amira Hassan. The sailing did not take place.
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Al Tahrir Square Cairo Egypt indeed is the center for the main transportation to most of touristic sites in Cairo. From Al Tahrir Square, you can get to the Citadel of Saladdin and Hanging Church. You can also get to Ben Ezra Synagogue, Amr Ibn Al Aas mosque and St. Barbara church. The square is also the center to get to the Cave church, St. George Church, Nile Pharaoh boat and Nile city Boat. Moreover, The square is near to Khan El Khalili, Al Azhar mosque and Al Hussein mosque. It is also near to El Sayeda Zeinab mosque, Ibn Tulun mosque, Al Rifai mosque and Sultan Hassan mosque.