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Cave Church

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Address: Mokattam, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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The route up through the 'zabaliene' (rubbish collectors) is a fascinating insite into what happens to your everyday rubbish! Once you get over the shock, the church area is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Catherine S
Bolton, United Kingdom
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The route up through the 'zabaliene' (rubbish collectors) is a fascinating insite into what happens to your everyday rubbish! Once you get over the shock, the church area is amazing! The winter church and the summer church, with all the stunning rock carvings are worth the journey. Added bonus is a view of the Mohamed Ali mosque from a different... More 

Thank Catherine S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had no idea this would be so incredible. The drive through Garbage City is eye opening in itself and that's the only way to get to the Cave Church. Once you're there you will be blown away.

Thank Anthony P R
Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

An unexpected view awaits you when you get in. Off course you have to pass by narrow streets they called it "Garbage City" The carvings are so good, there are no words to describe all those things on the mountain walls. Salute to the people behind the who manage to maintain the cleanliness of the area. Hoping the government will... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I didn't really expect much except for, well... a cave. But it is sooo much more than that. Incredibly huge carvings on the walls will leave you speechless. There is also not only one cave church but a few and the enormity and beauty will leave you glad you saw this. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank HelensTravels0
South Lake Tahoe, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Another unexpected experience. More impressive than the phot depict. Loved being here and seeing this sight with our own eyes.

Thank cramer63
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I ventured to the church on my own after reading about Garbage City in a travel book. You will definitely need a driver who knows where he's going to find this place. But once you do it's absolutely breathtaking. The church is at the top of a mountain and above garbage city. If your sensitive to smells prepare yourself. Once... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I went on a guided tour with some friends. I wasn't totally into the "Bible lesson" I got with the tour, but some of the stories behind it being built was pretty interesting. The strange thing about it is that you have to travel through Garbage City to get to it. I recommend going if you want to do "something... More 

Thank SamF9-17
Lagos, Nigeria
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The place itself is really beautiful, it is such a shame that they are doing new carvings on the mountain and walls, that breaks with the "antique" experience, Mario is a great artist but I do not think they should be doing carvings at all....

Thank LIHappy
Yellow Springs, Ohio
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This church is an extraordinary testament to how a few people with vision and passion can change a community and move mountains.

Thank Lori G
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60 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

A monastery is a building or complex of buildings comprising the domestic quarters and workplaces of monastics, monks or nuns, whether living in communities or alone (hermits). A monastery generally includes a place reserved for prayer which may be a chapel, church or temple, and may also serve as an oratory. Monasteries vary greatly in size, comprising a small dwelling... More 

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