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6th of October Panorama

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Phone  +20 122 788 7994
6th of October Panorama
Address  Salah Salem St, Al Estad, Nasr City, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Hours  Closed now Thursday9:30AM–2PM, 5–6:30PMFriday9:30AM–2PM, 5–6:30PMSaturday9:30AM–2PM, 5–6:30PMSunday9:30AM–2PM, 5–6:30PMMonday9:30AM–2PM, 5–6:30PMTuesdayClosedWednesday9:30AM–2PM, 5–6:30PM
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6th of october panorama

The 6th of October War Panorama is a museum and memorial to the 1973 October war, located in Heliopolis, Cairo. Constructed over an area of 7.5 feddans (around 32.000 square meters), it was inaugurated on 5 October 1989 by former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. It was built as a cylindrical fort-like building molded in Islamic architectural style with partial assistance from a group of North Korean architects and is run by the Egyptian National Military Museums Department.


6th of october panorama

Waiting area

The visitors are directed to a waiting area until the Panorama is open. The waiting area is an outdoor area with food kiosks and vendors which sell souvenirs.

Outdoors display

The spacious outdoors display area lies across from the Panorama building. In it are shown military vehicles that were used in the war. These include tanks, aircraft and weaponry that belonged to both Egypt and Israel. The Panorama itself also contains many weapons, models and reliefs showing the course of war.

First hall

The show, a 15-minute documentary on the war starts in the first hall. The film was made in the 1990s. Narration is in 11 languages.

Second hall

Visitors sit on a rotating platform to view a 360 degree war film featuring Egyptian soldiers storming the Bar-Lev Line on the Suez Canal, which is documented on a huge mural. There are also 3D figures on the wall while a narrator describes the war.


6th of October Panorama Wikipedia

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