Tahrir Square (Liberation Square)
Midan Tahrir is the center of modern Cairo. It's a place where several popular landmarks (the Egyptian Museum, the American University in Cairo, the Arab League and the Hilton and Intercontinental Hotels) are located and where congested traffic and un-pedestrian-friendly drivers may alarm the timid tourist. Yet, the hustle and bustle of the square is still interesting and soulful enough because of its authentic mix of ancient culture and local flavor. Hint: to avoid Midan Tahrir's traffic it is best to use the reliable and efficient Sadat Metro station.