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Once known as the Roman stronghold of Babylon, Cairo’s oldest section is...

Once known as the Roman stronghold of Babylon, Cairo’s oldest section is the ancient heart of the Coptic Christian community featuring five original churches, the first mosque built in Egypt and the oldest synagogue, all representing three of the major world religions.

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Half-Day Private Guided Tour of Coptic Cairo with Lunch
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Private Guided Cairo Day Tour: Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Coptic Cairo

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Make sure you go - make sure you definitely insist the taxi driver takes you directly to the main square. Have a bodyguard if you feel it is necessary. Nearly 60 people were... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Make sure you go - make sure you definitely insist the taxi driver takes you directly to the main square. Have a bodyguard if you feel it is necessary. Nearly 60 people were bombed in a Coptic Church recently - however, is it worth the risk? YES, and YES! The COPTIC MUSEUM is cleaner and more professionally organised than any... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The old city is filled with wonderful shops and coffee houses with many people smoking water pipes filled with sweet tobacco mixtures. During the day go there to visit the religious sites, both Christian and Muslim. A number of sites with great significance. At night go there for the colorful street life! Bright lights, happy people wanting to have a... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

An excellent place visit in Cairo to understand the Christan/Jewish history of Egypt... But, anything "AD" appears relatively 'new world' in Egypt, after visiting sites from third and second millennia BC. The medieval architecture and feel is great to spend a full day there.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a small, waterside quarter, also known as Misr Kadima, which is dominated by the interesting Coptic Museum. There are several churches to visit, one of which was sold in the 11th century to the Jews so the Copts could pay a tax bill. This Ben Ezra Synagogue is the site of the famous Geniza, in which huge quantities... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent trip with memorable experience of the old Coptic churches in the old city of Cairo. Some very interesting and vivid displays of early Christian relics and art.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Well worth visit. Very high level of security. Lively area that gave a sense of Cairo life. Was a bit wary at first but felt comfortable with security measures and presense.

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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been several times to Old Cairo and it is a place one never gets enough from. The churches and synagogue here are just marvelous. One walks in narrow streets were no car can come (fortunately). Each location has its own distinct history. The Hanging Church was once the seat of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarch. The Abu Serga church... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would advise reading up on the history of the Coptic church before going, it would make more sense when you get to the museum. The hanging cathedral's woodwork is absolutely stunning.

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The place is easy to reach, I prefer the underground "Mar Gerges" station is in middle of it you just walk a few steps to reach 1- Coptic museum where you can start and it take around 60 to 90 minutes. 2- Mar Gerges church 3- Hanging church which was built on a remains of Roman watching tower and you... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have the time, it is an interesting area to visit in Cairo, but maybe not absolutely necessary to see. The hanging church was interesting and beautiful.

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