Gezira Island is west of downtown Cairo and Tahrir Square, connected across the Nile by three bridges each on the east and west sides, including the Qasr al-Nil Bridge and 6th October Bridge. Under 19th century ruler Khedive Ismail the island was first called "Jardin des Plantes" (Garden of Plants), because of its great collection of exotic plants shipped from all over the world. 
- Cairo Tower (1960), the tallest concrete construction in Egypt, built near the Gezira Sporting Club.
- Egyptian Opera House (1988), (Arabic: دار الأوبرا المصرية; Dār el-Opera el-Masreyya; trans. "Egyptian Opera House"), built near the Cairo Tower, and one of the better performing arts venues in the Middle East.
- El Sawy culturewheel Centre (2003), (Arabic: ساقية الصاوى) (transliterated: Sakkiat Al-Sawy), located beneath the 15th May Bridge in Zamalek, one of the most important cultural venues in Egypt. 
- Gezira Sporting Club (1882), the oldest club in Egypt.
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