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 metres), 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.

The Panorama


Waiting area

Israeli M60 tank captured by the Egyptian army
Egyptian Air Force MiG-21

The visitors 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

Mural of Egyptian army and cannon at the Panorama
Wreckage of Israeli A-4 Skyhawk

The spacious outdoors display area lies across from the Panorama building. 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 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. The narration is in Arabic only.

Description of the Panorama

In fact, The 6th of October Panorama is a magnificent cultural and entertainment complex in the heart of Cairo, Egypt. The complex, which opened in 1989, is a stunning example of modern architecture and design. Its striking blue and white facade is sure to catch the eye of anyone passing by, and its sleek lines and smooth curves give it a futuristic look. Inside, the complex is just as impressive, with its spacious halls and state-of-the-art facilities. The main attraction of the 6th of October Panorama is its concert hall, which can seat over 3,000 people and known for its excellent acoustics.

In fact, The hall often used for large-scale concerts and performances, and has hosted some of the biggest names in music from around the world. But the 6th of October Panorama is not just a venue for entertainment, it also features a number of restaurants and cafes, making it a great place to spend an evening. With its stunning architecture, beautiful views, and lively atmosphere, surely,  the 6th of October Panorama is a must-visit destination for anyone visiting Cairo.