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Egyptian Architecture Tours

Cairo Architecture Guides in the Nile Valley – Exclusive City Trips tailor made for groups visiting Egypt, Africa

post updated 20 + 19 January 2024

Location: Giza pyramid complex, Giza Plateau, southwestern outskirts of Cairo, Egypt

New photos of the Pyramids of Giza taken on the 19th of January 2024 by architect Adrian Welch:

The Great Pyramid of Giza (tomb of pharaoh Khufu) – the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only wonder that has remained largely intact:

Great Pyramid of Giza, Cairo, Africa
photo © Adrian Welch

Map of Giza pyramid complex:
Map of Giza pyramid complex
photo by MesserWoland, CC BY-SA 3.0,

From left to right,
The Great Pyramid of Giza
The pyramid of Khafre
The pyramid of Menkaure

Pyramids of Giza, Cairo, Africa, desert
photo © Adrian Welch

The pyramid of Khafre or of Chephren is the middle of the three Ancient Egyptian Pyramids of Giza. The structure is the second tallest and second largest of the group. It is the tomb of the Fourth-Dynasty pharaoh Khafre, who ruled c. 2558−2532 BC.

The pyramid of Menkaure is the smallest of the three main pyramids of the Giza pyramid complex, located on the Giza Plateau in the southwestern outskirts of Cairo, Egypt.

The Great Sphinx of Giza:
Great Sphinx of Giza, Cairo, Egypt

Great Sphinx of Giza, Cairo, Egypt stone pyramid
photo © Adrian Welch

Egyptian Architectural Tours

Book your guided tours with e-architect – we have architectural tour guides in most of the key cities across the World.

Book your city guide on +44 7952 149814 / isabelle(at)

Great Pyramid of Giza:
Great Pyramid of Giza stones
photo © Adrian Welch

Valley Temple of Khafre, Giza Necropolis:
Valley Temple of Khafre, Giza Necropolis
picture © Adrian Welch

The Great Sphinx of Giza from the back showing its tail:
Great Sphinx of Giza back tail
A limestone statue of a reclining sphinx, a mythical creature with the head of a human and the body of a lion. Facing directly from west to east, it stands on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile in Giza, Egypt. The face of the Sphinx appears to represent the pharaoh Khafre.

The side flank of the Great Pyramid of Giza:
Great Pyramid of Giza stones side face
photo © Adrian Welch

The ‘entry’ to the Great Pyramid of Giza:
Great Pyramid of Giza entry people
photo © A Welch

Egyptian Architecture Tour: Exclusive Guided Group / Office Trips Introduction

Pyramids architecture in Egypt

Our Egyptian guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking we do not allow for bookings to be joined. Our guided tours in the Nile Valley are all exclusive to each client.

Pyramids architecture in Egypt - Egyptian Architecture Tours

Should you be planning a conference, an office trip, or university trip in Cairo or the Nile Valley please contact us and we would be happy to take your booking.

Original hunting lodge of Khedive Ismail that is now a hotel and located next to the pyramids:
hunting lodge of Khedive Ismail Egyptian Architecture Tours

hotel in hunting lodge of Khedive Ismail Egypt Architecture Tours

Egypt hotel in hunting lodge of Khedive Ismail Egyptian Building Tours

The tours from e-architect are focused on contemporary architecture in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

If you are interested in the famous historic monuments of The Pyramids then we can provide bolt-on tour guides, offering a full value package inclusive of a professional Egyptologist, good quality accommodation and private air-conditioned transportation.

The Great Sphinx of Giza is a limestone statue of a reclining sphinx, a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human:
Pyramids architecture in Egypt

Egyptian pyramids at Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo:
Pyramids architecture in Egypt

Key architects who have designed buildings in the Egypt include Snohetta Architects (Oslo), Hamza Associates and Shahira H. Fahmy Architects. Zaha Hadid Architects have produced building designs for Cairo but nothing has been built at the time of writing (2017).

Nubian Village architecture in Egypt:
Nubian Village architecture in Egypt

Egyptian Walking Tours

Egyptian Architecture Tours can focus on contemporary buildings, older buildings or a mix of both. The Egyptian Architecture Tour is typically an introduction to the country’s main buildings but it can be tailored to your group’s particular areas of interest.

The Pyramid of Khufu at Giza, the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence:
Pyramids Architecture Egypt Tours

Pyramids Architecture Egypt Guide

For Tours of Egypt we can provide a basic outline of types and areas of Egyptian buildings. We can provide information on the key areas and building types up to a year ahead of Egyptian Architecture Tours.

Pyramids Egyptian Architecture Tours

A group of architects interested in (for example) innovative Cairo housing or office buildings could be provided with tailored information allowing a tour programme to be agreed prior to their visit to Egypt.

The Pyramid of Khufu at Giza is the largest Egyptian pyramid:
Pyramids Egypt Architecture Tours

Egyptian Architecture Tours

Visitors are usually met at the starting point of their Egyptian walking tour or by special request from the airport or their hotel.

The Pyramid of Khufu, Giza:
Egypt Pyramids guides

Egypt Pyramids architecture guides

Most photos of The Pyramids focus on the three largest, namely the Pyramid of Menkaure, the Pyramid of Khafre and the Great Pyramid of Khufu. However 118 Egyptian pyramids have been identified as of November 2008.

image courtesy of Traveland Agency

Egyptian Walking Tours

Contact Isabelle Lomholt to arrange your Egypt architecture tour at isabelle(at) or mob. +44 (0)7952 149814

Pyramid of Khafre, Giza, Cairo, Africa
photo © Isabelle Lomholt

Architecture Tours

e-architect also organise architecture walking tours in other cities such as Athens, Rome, Barcelona, New York, Jerusalem, Dubai and New Delhi.

Architecture Walking Tours

Grand Museum of Egypt, Cairo – due to open in 2024, after a brief temporary opening in 2023
Design: Heneghan Peng Architects
Grand Museum of Egypt
Grand Museum of Egypt

Location: Cairo and the Nile Valley, Egypt, Northeast Africa

Egypt Architecture

Contemporary Northeast Africa Architectural Projects

Egyptian Architecture Designs – chronological list

Egyptian Architecture – Selection

Cairo Science City Competition
Design: WestonWilliamson+Partners, Architects
Cairo Science City International Architectural Competition winning design
image from architects
Cairo Science City Competition

Bibliotheca Alexandrina / Alexandria Library
Design: Snohetta Architecture with Hamza Associates, Cairo
Alexandria Library Egypt : open international design competition winners, 1989

Cairo Expo City Competition
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Cairo Expo City

Masterplan for New Cairo
Architects: Keppie Design
New Cairo architectural design
image from architect
Cairo Expo City Competition

Officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. It is the world’s only contiguous Eurafrasian nation. Most of Egypt’s territory of 1,010,408 square kilometres (390,000 sq mi) lies within the Nile Valley. Egypt is a Mediterranean country.
source: wikipedia

Stone Towers, Cairo
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Stone Towers Cairo

African Buildings

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The Sphinx Cairo Building
Architecture: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
The Sphinx Cairo Building, Egypt
image courtesy of architecture office
The Sphinx Cairo Building

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