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Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary)

Shar'a Mari Girgis Street, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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This church, originally built in the ancient fortress of Babylon in Old Cairo around 4th century AD, derives its name from its location suspended above two Roman gate towers.
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Shar'a Mari Girgis Street, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

I will tell you something. If you have only one thing to see besides the pyramids and the museum in Cairo, it has to be this church. It looks pretty plain and common from outside but once you step onto the first stair from the...More

Thank Familyvacations_12
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is a hidden gem of Cairo. We loved it. The architecture is gorgeous and the story of the Coptics and the church were fantastic.

Thank Bracken D
Reviewed 28 April 2017

During my visit to Egypt my tour guide had taken me to visit all of the major tourist sites. This church is a must see for how it was built and obtained the name the hanging church. however, we were on a schedule, so there...More

Thank BlondieAV
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This Coptic church is tucked away in the back streets of Cairo. It is packed with interesting relics and the architecture is unusual to say the least. This church was built on top of a roman building and you can see through the glass floor...More

Thank Caz C
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This is an amazing piece of art but also it's a paradise for the believers. and for others it's a mixture of everything fine , it was built on the ruins of an ancient roman fort , you can see from some spot on the...More

Thank Usama M
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Very ancient church, possibly as early as 4th c. AD. Fascinating mixture of Eastern Orthodox and Arabic design, including spectacular ebony and ivory inlay. The relics of several saints, one of whom is St. George, slayer of the dragon!

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 19 April 2017

we visited the church on Good Friday and the place was packed with worshippers. No more tourist were allowed in due to security reasons. Fortunately the people in charge of the crowd control felt sorry for us as we had come in vain. After waiting...More

Thank angelalowe4
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is a serene little stop along your way through Cairo. There weren't a ton of people while we were there which was nice. The courtyard is gorgeous and inside the church even more so. We took some time and listened to a little service...More

Thank meeriah04
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The history of this church is amazing. Visiting there was a good choice, it's literally hanging and the original building is under it's show through a glass and clearly wonderful history. It's also convent to continue sights seeing because it's next to a train station.

Thank 899ghadaj
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Hanging church of Cairo: Believed to have been built in 690 AD ,the Hanging Church of Cairo is Egypt’s most famous & first Basilica style church. This is also known as the Saint Virgin Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church. Interesting feature of the church is it’s...More

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