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St Simon the Tanner Monastery

40 Reviews

St Simon the Tanner Monastery

40 Reviews
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Mokattam Hills, 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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Kathleen21613 wrote a review Dec. 2019
Cambridge, Maryland38 contributions29 helpful votes
Was unaware of the events involving St. Simon, the Muslims vs the Coptic Christians in the 900s, and the Mountain moving 6 km that saved the Coptic Christians from slaughter. The caves are beautiful and amazing, the artistry of the Polish gentleman, sculpting scenes from the Bible into the sides of the mountain, is awe inspiring. Our favorite tour in Cairo.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Anna S wrote a review Dec. 2019
Kupang, Indonesia28 contributions3 helpful votes
Amazing church, i feel blessed to get opportunity to came here and got experience praise and worship there. Worth to come
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Date of experience: December 2019
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LLR_RHR wrote a review Oct. 2019
Helena, Montana35 contributions16 helpful votes
Unfortunately this site is not very publicized. It is a beautiful place that is tucked away in what they call "Garbage City." I found it only by looking for things not to miss in Cairo and we would not have missed it.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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steve w wrote a review Mar. 2019
Alexandria, Egypt45 contributions18 helpful votes
By chance I found this place,I was looking at the mountains of filth near the citadel when I got the news about this place,do make the effor to see,preferably in the winter months as with the sand heat its a bit over the top in regards to heat stroke,that said its a true gem of Cairo.
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Date of experience: April 2018
minanabil77 wrote a review Oct. 2017
Alexandria, Egypt496 contributions155 helpful votes
just beautiful, although surrounded by a poor neighborhood, yet it is peaceful and lovely, with statues of biblical characters carved in the mountain, a must see when you are in Cairo
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Date of experience: March 2017
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