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Church of St Sergius and Bacchus

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Address: Old Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
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A sanctuary for Jesus child

The church was situated in Old Cairo in the middle of common houses. It doesn't look like a church until we walk in. The building is rather small compred to common church, more... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Sengata, Indonesia
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Sengata, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church was situated in Old Cairo in the middle of common houses. It doesn't look like a church until we walk in. The building is rather small compred to common church, more like a chappel. It has a central altar, twelve pillars, lower and upper floors, few chairs, and plenty of artifacts stored in glass displays. Taking photo was... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Such amazing piece of art that came out history, and it has a cave inside where virgin Mary & baby Jesus were hiding, a must see place.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

It is a beautiful church and there is a great deal of history around it. It is well-maintained and the artwork is amazing. You will be stunned to see its beauty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

The last thing I expected was to find a church for st sergius & Bacchus in this area. Most of tourist guides were telling us that the most interesting sites to visit besides the pyramids were mosques. A local friend took us to the churches district in old Cairo, we were amazed. Suddenly we remembered that Jesus and many of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015

My husband and I visited Cairo around Easter and given my interest in Coptic Christianity, I was really keen to visit Coptic Cairo. Unfortunately, the Sadat Metro station was closed on the day we visited, which meant that we had to get a taxi to Mar Girgis Metro station, which is the closest to Coptic Cairo (just across from it).... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

This is a very old church built over the grotto where Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus took refuge on their flight to Egypt. The original structure dates back to around the 4th century. This is not a well-visited tourist area and you could easily by-pass the church on the street. The very plain entrance is down a few steps off... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2013

On our tour of old Cairo, we were taken to St Serius' Coptic Church. Our guide explained how this church was built over the cave in which Mary, Joseph and their baby, Jesus sheltered when they fled into Egypt. A service was going on and the continuity of services here for over 1400 years is a remarkable testimony to faith.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

Reputed to be the oldest church in Cairo (founded in Roman times, but probably rebuilt/restored many time since), if you're in old Coptic Cairo you might as well drop by to see this one. You can't take pictures, but the inside is interesting. Like other churches it's free to visit but you can leave a donation.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

The church is very old (4th century or so) and quite pretty inside with detailed ebony and ivory inlay decorations. From outside it’s just another building in an alleyway. You walk down a flight of steps to get to the door which shows how much the land has risen in the past 1700 years. The main fascination with this church... More 

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