Liberation Square (Midan El-Tahreer)

Liberation Square (Midan El-Tahreer)

Liberation Square (Midan El-Tahreer)
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,717 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Tahrir Square Is a major public square in Cairo and if you've ever watched world news, the centre of political demonstrations in the city. Tahrir Square is actually practically a giant roundabout and chaotic by western standard. The traffic here seem to obey no rules except to go where you want. There's a couple of landmark buildings around the square such as the illustrious Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. The centre of the square is just a grassy area with a giant flagpole flying the Egyptian flag.

Sorry, but I thought the square was not that impressive in person.
Written 7 November 2019
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Dr Saad SHAMA
Alexandria Governorate, Egypt398 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Family
- the includes many of all types of shops , hotels , restaurants and many others attractive streets benched from the square.
- from there you can ride the underground metro to all area of Cairo .
- the only negative is you should be carful while crossing the roads as most of drivers are very fast and angry for no reasons.
Written 9 September 2019
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Jake23
New Jersey6,843 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Couples
This is not a must see in Cairo. While it did house the 2011 protests that led to the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak there are just a few statues and not too much else. Stop if you want some pictures of the square made famous for both positive and negative reasons in 2011.
Written 21 July 2019
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SOQ2010
Massachusetts3,766 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Solo
Coming out of antiquities museum and walking past the Ritz Carlton hotel one cannot miss the huge roundabout and the police presence too.No sitting on benches and no photography allowed openly.One has to visit it once because of its political fame.
Written 7 October 2020
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IasonasCy
Nicosia, Cyprus187 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Business
Nothing much to see really. Just drive by. It is a historic landmark for the country since the revolution of 2011 after all... My hotel room was overviewing the square. Amazing how noisy and busy it is 24 hours a day.
Written 24 February 2017
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alvinmena
Houston, TX204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Solo
I would like to appreciate Ms Dalia for this unforgettable experience today. She showed me best art of Egyptian museum, Liberation square history, Cairo downtown attractions, Nile boat excursion and a wonderful lunch (Koshry). I have learned a lot about this country, which satisfied my expectations, but the excellence of its people as well. Thanks a lot Ms Dalia, keep the wonderful job because you did an amazing job!
Written 23 February 2017
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pinoytraveller2
Luzon, Philippines15,111 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Family
This review is quite late. I have always passed by Midan Tahrir on my way to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities during my previous trips to Cairo so I am surprised to hear that the police have become militant in this area nowadays. At any rate, there is nothing to lose if you give Midan Tahreer a miss.
Written 27 January 2015
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DrDimSwitzerland
Zurich, Switzerland155 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
The square itself isn't particularly pretty, we wanted to visit it and the surrounding area briefly because of its historical importance. The first troubling thing is that the traffic is really, really pedestrian unfriendly - we almost got run over! Instead of braking, a driver simply accelerated and honked his horn, although he had seen us crossing the Steasse for a long time. Near the Egyptian Museum, a man from may be 50 years approached us who wanted to dissuade us from walking to the Nile because he wanted to lure us into his sister's shop. He didn't take a 'no'. We were finally able to get rid of him and walked to the other side of the Place with direction to the Nile bridge with the lions. There another guy came up to us who said he was Dr. Maggi (or something like that) and be the head of the art museum. We didn't believe him, but he said that if we wanted to go to the Nile, he could show us the pedestrian underpass at the othet side of the street. We had no objection to that. He said that his son lived in Switzerland - which is unlikely to be true. As we walked on he told us about his daughter who is getting married tonight and we were invited. We had had enough and wanted to get rid of him. A short time later he stopped, we had arrived at his shop (On the corner of the building opposite InterContinental Cairo Semiramis). He wanted to give us his business card. We thought good, then we're rid of him. Of course things turned out differently: instead of handing over a business card, another guy sitting in his shop wrote our names on a papyrus, which he supposedly wanted to give us for free - which we immediately took to be a lie. They also wanted to offer us tea, we declined, we didn't sit down either. After a lot of back and forth, we were sort of forced to buy two inferior papyrus for $20 so we could leave the store. Dr. Maggi always said they wouldn't kill us, but we still didn't feel comfortable. Finally we managed to leave the store. By the way, there was no underpass. A short time later we found our way to the Nile, but our mood was towards the bad experience. On returning to our hotel, there was another minor rear-end collision - small dent or possibly nothing to see. The two drivers involved immediately attacked each other and other men immediately joined them and it degenerated into a mass brawl.

The next day we walked around for a bit, but unfortunately it was similar. As a European, you can't walk two meters from the hotel without annoying merchants trying to sell you something or trying to lure you somewhere. A 'No' will not be accepted! We were also decently dressed. Would we choose a hotel in central Cairo again to explore the center? No, definitely not.
Written 17 April 2022
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P&ZH
Western Canada211 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
You will risk your life in the traffic for nothing. Undercover policemen will ensure that tourists don’t sit on the benches. We must be high risk. Don’t support this behaviour. Stay away.
Written 23 September 2021
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Tommy599
Two Rivers, WI860 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Focal point of the 2011 Arab Spring uprising (you may have seen details on TV) occurred. The Square originally was a celebration point after Egyptian was declared independence from English influence (rule). The Arab spring revolt used this location because it was a point very close to the government house (parliament) in voicing their concerns to get Mobaric out of office. The Cairo museum is very close and was broken into at the same time as the revolt and some gold objects looted.

Lots of traffic at this location.
Written 26 March 2020
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