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Once known as the Roman stronghold of Babylon, Cairo’s oldest section is the ancient heart of the Coptic Christian community featuring five original churches, the first mosque built in Egypt and the oldest synagogue, all representing three of the...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’m an atheist but brought up catholic in the UK so my heritage is inextricably linked to Christianity. The Coptic church is therefore part of my origin story. We were lucky enough to have a guide who is a Copt and could explain how the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Coptic area is a don't miss part of Cairo. I had not heard of the Hanging Church but fellow travelers alerted me to it. In addition to its unique construction the icons and art work should not be missed. Also, while in the Coptic...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wishing we had more time to experience the reverence of this place and all of those who came before. The fact that Muslim, Jewish, and Christian can co-exist for this many years in the 7 churches that exist here. See the sites where Moses was...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We asked our guide to take us somewhere different - we were so glad she took us on a walking tour of Coptic Cairo. From the Nunnery of St George to the stained glass windows in the Coptic Museum it is really interesting and intriguing....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour gave us an insight into all aspects of religion and cultures that have been in Cairo then and now. For us it linked the similarities in cultures and the building styles portrayed at the time of building. We were amazed at what lies...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For me, this area wasn't my favorite. It's only personal preference though. I was more thrilled by the Islamic-cetric visits I had during my too short stay in Cairo. If you're into the Coptic period of history, then obviously this is a must-visit. Honestly, if...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our tour Egyptologist Fedi from Sahara Memphis tours, he’s so knowledgeable. Nice history lesson!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a church that with a cave that is believed to be the place holy family hid when they came to Egypt. It’s very interesting and feels so calming.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We read in the tour books that one should visit for the purpose of understand the Coptic influence and religious institutions. Very true and quite interesting. However, during the visit you can also experience other religious communities the exit or existed in Cairo

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Coptic Cairo is of historical importance. There is a church in this area where the family of Jesus Christ hid for few months.

Date of experience: October 2018
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31 January 2019|
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Response from LaithEM | Reviewed this property |
We were visiting the place as a family of five with a 6yo and two teenagers so we took our time to visit all churches and attractions and that was for about three hours. We followed that by visiting the handicrafts center... More
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30 April 2017|
Response from Bari U | Reviewed this property |
I agree with you. Best wishes.
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Response from Annette T | Reviewed this property |
Laura we used Private Guide Ayman Ahmed. You can look him up on facebook or through Trip Advisor. I highly recommend him. He is professional, polite, punctual, speaks English, has amazing knowledge of Egypt and Egyptology... More