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Church of St Sergius and Bacchus

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Church of St Sergius and Bacchus

151 Reviews
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Half-day Tour in Churches of Cairo
USD 36.00 per adult
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Old Cairo, Cairo 11511 Egypt
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Check off three of Cairo’s most important ancient Egyptian sites in a day with a qualified Egyptologist guide. Start at Giza, home to the three Great Pyramids, the Valley Temple, and the majestic Sphinx. After a restaurant lunch, travel to Saqqara, an ancient cemetery known for Egypt’s first true pyramid. Finish with a visit to Memphis, city of the pharaohs who built these ancient tombs.
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Kadu Carrasco wrote a review Dec. 2020
Sao Paulo, SP450 contributions110 helpful votes
The church is beautiful and small. We went during the pandemic, so it was practically empty. By the way, don't forget your face mask, because in Coptic Cairo it will be requested all the time, contrary to what you see in practically everywhere else in Egypt. The cave is quite small and simple. There are some glass openings on the floor so that you can see the original floor underneath. The cave is where Joseph, Mary, and the infant Jesus are said to have taken shelter alter fleeing to Egypt to escape persecution from King Herod of Judea.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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shapgo wrote a review Apr. 2020
Hartsdale, New York1,038 contributions468 helpful votes
This is the oldest church in Coptic Cairo. Inside are 2 columns representing the 12 apostles which separate the nave room form the aisles. Supposedly the cave inside hosted the holy family in their flight from King Herod. The brick look makes this church unique.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Linda Y wrote a review Apr. 2020
Frisco, Texas3,892 contributions3,726 helpful votes
Although archaeologists disagree on the exact age of the Church of St Sergius and Bacchus, it is still considered to be the oldest Coptic Church in Cairo. The church sits on 3rd-4th century pillars. It was built over a cave where the Holy Family lived after fleeing persecution from King Herod. Steps left of the altar descend to the crypt which has remains of the earlier church, a well the Holy Family drank from, and other religious relics. The church is dedicated to two early martyrs who were later declared saints. Beautiful!
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Date of experience: January 2020
2 Helpful votes
Ron W wrote a review Mar. 2020
Cedar City, Utah172 contributions49 helpful votes
Abu Serga, a 5th-century Coptic church and hear how the church was built over the site of a cave, believed to have sheltered the Holy Family during their flight into Egypt. Later, visit the Monastery and Church of St George, an early 20th-century church. It is one of the few round churches ever built in Egypt. This was a very interesting church - quite small inside with many rooms and interesting architecture. Cost: Free Weather: The weather in February was perfect – not hot, but no jacket required. Toilets: unknown NOTE: Street vendors all accept U.S. Dollars
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Date of experience: March 2020
nina j wrote a review Mar. 2020
8 contributions2 helpful votes
Old Christian church lined with icons. Crypt is a little chapel built around a cave which supposedly sheltered the Holy Family during their stay in Egypt.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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