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Holy Day Tour: Coptic Cairo and Saint Simon Church
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Mokattam, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have toured many locations in and around Cairo on other visits, this needs to be put on everyones must see locations.

Thank Retired3rd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was planing to see El-Seed artwork and ended up enjoying this as a sidetrip. Caretaker was a wonderful man and showed me everything with explanation.

Thank Cornflake81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the morning at the church caves, such an awesome place. Our tour guide, Manar Atwa was very knowledgeable and so interesting. We could have spent the whole day talking with her. Manar was obviously passionate about the tour.

Thank NikkiStoke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to pass through Garbage City to get to the Cave Church. It makes sense to do both. But when you reach the top it is very breathtaking and humbling.

Thank markofelton
Reviewed 19 October 2017

If you are interested in the life of Jesus and the history of early Christianity, this is a must see place.

Thank CLK56
Reviewed 15 October 2017

although present in a very poor neighborhood in Cairo, yet this church is breathtaking, really huge with so many statues of biblical characters carved into the mountain, a must see when you are in Cairo

Thank minanabil77
Reviewed 24 September 2017

The drive through Garbage City to the Cave churches is not to be missed. The Biblical carvings in the stone walls are incredible.

Thank JackLovesEgypt
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Was astounded by the story of the Mokattam Cave Church in Mokattam Mountain and the devoutness of the Coptic Christians to persevere and thrive in Cairo despite the history of persecution toward them. Incredible story. To get there you have to drive through the home...More

Thank coolreed
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Cave Church...a church hewn out of a mountain, literally. The Mokattam quarries house several churches, in fact, with the Monastery of St. Simon the Tanner being the largest with a seating capacity of 20,000. In actuality, the Cave Church of St. Simon in Mokattam is...More

Thank Latonia G
Reviewed 6 September 2017

It is of great interest to visit the Cave Church t Mokatam area for Saman El Kharaz , you will be able to see a lot of historical icons and gives great impression about activity of this church in its area and all over Egypt.

Thank Adel S
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1 June 2017|
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Response from Sunseeker900 | Reviewed this property |
It's an open area, no charges so really I would say for sun up to sunset. It's really worth it, I do hope you go