The aim of the article is to introduce readers to the issue of the possible development of thanatourism in the area of Cairo, which nowadays becomes a more and more popular form of cultural tourism. The article consists of three parts. The first one describes thanatourism as a form of travelling. In the second part the emphasis is on the presentation of the Cairo's City of the Dead, more and more frequently visited by tourists. These are two cemeteries where people have to live with ‘the dead' in tombs (all because of the poverty prevailing in this country). The author also presented other places and constructions which can become of interest to tourists seeking contact with death, such as pyramids and the Egyptian Museum. The third part of the article presents the results of the research survey.