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The Coptic Museum

Fakhry Abd el Nour street No4 | Abbassia, Cairo, Egypt
3639742 - 3628766
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Ranked #29 of 157 Attractions in Cairo
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Type: Art Museums
Traveler Description: The Coptic Museum is one of the most interesting museums you can visit while you are in Cairo. It's located in between the old Cairo where you can... more »
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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This museum is clustered in Fostat close to several historical churches - Mary Gerges and the Hanging Church from the seventh century, but built over a third century church. Close to this street of churches and museums is the Souk Fostat - worth seeing for its crafts.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I only visited last May as I had a private guide and we went off the typical tourist track. She brought me here and it was amazing. I wish the museum had support to promote it as it should be a must see on a visit to Cairo. More visitors = more cash = better artefact protection and displays =... More

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Hilliard, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Coptic Museum should be ranked higher on this site. Remarkable collection and well laid out. Should be a part of any traveler's trip to Cairo. That said, the museum follows a ridiculous policy found in many attractions in Egypt (including the Egyptian Museum), namely, no photography of any sort allowed. Your cameras are confiscated at the front gate. I... More

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Antalya, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is the best quality and most intersting museum i have ever seen.. Because some of the historical pieces put in the aquarium displays. And the building is so amazing, don't forget to look up while you are inside.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Its cynical that almost no one on a trip to Cairo visits this remarkable Museum. It should be crowded with people in accordance what there is to see! With the very little funds that are available, as I have been told, its amazing what has been accomplished. Many breathtaking artifacts are on display, that of course would need a much... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

As it contains some of the rarest masterpieces of Christian history ,it needs a better display than the current one,the sad part is that it's newly renovated,which means ,no better display for a long time ahead :(

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Recently renovated museum enclosing some of the most fascinating relics of Christianity in Egypt. Displays are well organized and so is the lighting making this quite an enjoyable museum capturing the true spirit of the history of Christianity. The displays of Coptic art as well as Bibles are truly awe striking. This is truly one for all humanity.

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Rome, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The Museum itself has a vast array of masterpieces that you should not miss. Administration is awfully poor, to say the least, so beware and ask questions to outgoing visitors before you decide to go in. When I visited there had been a power failure; I do not know how vast of an area it affected, as they are rather... More

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

A very interesting museum which gives body to the centuries old Coptic Orthodox Christians in Egypt. Nice displays, beautiful buildings, some amazing ceiling paintings and the illustrated bibles and other holy books in both Coptic (written with ancient Greek letters) and Arabic are just incredible. Nice walk through the different buildings with beautiful woodwork windowscreens. Talk with other visitors, including... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

located in Coptic Cairo ,easily approached by Metro from down town.Coptic museum contains a very good collection of christian antiquities from 6,8 century on....manuscripts,stone column capitals,icons, candle sticks,lanterns etc..good way of display and good explanation of the Coptic history of Egypt.

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