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Mokattam, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fantastic guide and tour, a MUST see for Egypt. The cave complex and surrounding area is amazing, you wont be disappointed.

Thank david b
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sculptures carved out in the side of the mountain speaks volumes to me as a Christian. The cave church is indeed a testimony of God's greatness.

Thank Francois B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Cairo and had a free day so decided to explore the cave church in Mokattam. Being adventurous we decided to go by Uber instead of the usual tour. We were not surprised the Uber driver used Waze to find his way there....More

1  Thank Awang Othman A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the best parts in Cairo. The cave churches are impressive, the place is clean (unlike the most part of the city). Though you have to drive trough the part of the city that collects and sort the garbage to get here...not...More

Thank stefanprisacariu
Reviewed 14 September 2018

To my surprise our guide was not knowing about Cave church and thanks to fellow TA travelers I could guide my guide to this wonderful heaven. :p From main road you need to pass through garbage city for 2-3 kms stretch to reach to this...More

1  Thank Shantanushetye
Reviewed 16 August 2018

One has to drive through the garbage village of Muqattam. Do not go without a guide, you might be lost. Or take a Taxi, but ask before, if he really knows the place. You will find several rock-hewn churches and sculptures in the rock. A...More

Thank sakkara11
Reviewed 27 July 2018

A beautiful monument and definitely worth the visit. The people are super warm and welcoming. The church is situated under a cave, hence its name, and has some of the most stunning carving's I've seen. It is a shame, however, that it is situated so...More

Thank Huda A
Reviewed 21 July 2018

The Cave Church at Mokattam in Cairo is worth every minute you spend there. Located in Garbage City where the garbage from Cairo is dumped, you'll find a large Christian community living around the Cave Church. Inside, the cave is cool and inviting with seating...More

1  Thank Kenn V
Reviewed 10 July 2018

My teenagers were not happy when I had us go to the Cave church instead of the Citadel. But once we were done they said the whole thing was totally fascinating. The drive there and the church. It took us less than 2 hours total...More

2  Thank fubeca
Reviewed 10 July 2018

My tour was facilitated through Experience Egypt Tours, with Mohamed Bahaa as my tour guide....he made sure that I was able to access the Cave in my wheelchair....it was a great experience! +201001759267

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Response from Linda K | Reviewed this property |
I dont think there is opening hours best time to go there is in the morning
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