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Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not miss the visit to the Coptic district . As it is huge I recommend to visit San Sergius Church with the crypt of the Holy Family , the Hanging Church and the Synagogue of Ben Ezra .

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AlyS602
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite a different dark piece of the Christian history of Egypt. The church itself is an average church, even below average but the story behind both Martyrs after which the church was named are quite disturbing. Worth visiting for an additional piece of history about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LaithEM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Church of St Sergius and Bacchus dates to the 4th Century AD and is itself a fascinating old church, but the most fascinating aspect is what lies underneath. The church was built on top of an earlier church that sits where Joseph, Mary and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

The oldest Coptic Church in Egypt and believed to be where the Holy family rested at the end of their Egypt journey. Whether you believe it or not the church is extraordinary and a visit it well worth it for the architecture and beauty if...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank StevefromNorthLakes
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Never mind the church, it is all about the cavern underneath. Reportedly, the Holy Family sheltered there for three months. Is it true? I don’t know. Nevertheless, the thought alone took away my breath. Imagine, being in the same place where Josef, Maria and Jesus...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank EmilioDeTurba
Reviewed 18 October 2018

"Guess what? I visited the place where the Holy Family stayed on their way through Egypt!" Is it the true place or not - we don't know, but yes please for bragging rights! This was a quick visit and definitely recommended for Christians. It was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank EileenMtShasta
Reviewed 18 October 2018

A wonderful experience to visit this ancient site to see the cave where the Holy Family are traditionally said to have stayed when they were in exile from Egypt. A 'must see' when in Cairo in our view

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BenYorkie
Reviewed 28 September 2018

I had no idea there was such a place and it was a wonderful experience to visit this sacred spot. The church is beautiful and holds such a inspiring place to visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pattyg1251
Reviewed 26 September 2018

This church is built on the cave where the Holy Family lived (or is it said to) when they ran out from Israel. The pope "approved" the trail it is presented near the church on a wood sign. Church is really nice.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank stefanprisacariu
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Visited these hanging churches and see the history. I found out that virgin mary and baby Jesus visited egypt when threatened to be killed in Jerusulam.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from j0j0s77 | Reviewed this property |
l entered with a local government group so it was free. if you are there, and esp if you know the story from bible, this place is worth your time