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Fort of Babylon

Coptic Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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First built by the Persians in the sixth century B.C., this fortress contains several Christian churches built into or on its walls including the El-Muallaqa (the Hanging Church) and the Greek Church of St. George.
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Coptic Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The 12 towers of Babylon fortress have been put to a number of uses, most notably the Hanging church. You can get a real feel for the towers strength and why they are still here and strong as ever.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This fortress is in an area called Old Cairo. Originally built by King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon in the second half of the sixth century B.C., the fort was built for strategic purposes and upgraded by various rulers over the centuries. It was enlarged and fortified...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Come to visit this spot and you’ll have the opportunity to visit other historical attraction on this area , everything side by side connected , is a nice complex.

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

As an entrance into Fustat, Old Cairo, this was interesting to see. It is exactly opposite a train station, so is accessible. The coptic museum is there, as well as the Hanging Church, all just a few hundred meters of each other. Really appreciated having...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

The Fortress of Babylon was an ancient fortress city in the Delta of Egypt, located in the area today known as Coptic Cairo. You don’t need much time to see this attraction, it is part of many other attractions in Coptic Cairo.

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Roman emperor Trajan ordered the building of a fortress near the old Pharaonic canal -later also called the Trajan canal- between the Nile and the Red Sea. Babylon was founded at the junction of the two waterways and of utmost strategic importance. The ruins show...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

If you are a Christian, by chance you can visit this area to see how Christ avoid the troop during his time. Quite near to metro station

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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

It's just directly opposite the metro station exit. This will be the 1st building you can across when you walk out from metro station. It's a Christian area Nice place to visit if you interested. I don't know whether there's an entrance into this fort...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting place to visit while being in Coptic Cairo, which is definitely like an oasis in the desert: absolutely different from all the rest of Cairo.

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Reviewed 4 May 2017

Right near famous Hanging church of Coptic Cairo. Worth seeing. I never knew that there was a Roman colony here named Babylon from where the Bible book of 1 Peter was probably written.

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