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The Coptic Museum

Fakhry Abd el Nour street No4 | Abbassia, Cairo, Egypt
3639742 - 3628766
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Ranked #31 of 154 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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Hilliard, Ohio
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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102 reviews 102 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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180 reviews 180 reviews
92 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Khamis Mushait, Saudi Arabia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

One of the most amazing things about visiting a perceived Moslem Country are the numbers of Christian sites that also exist. There are numerous examples in Cairo and Egypt, and this is an absolutely wonderful find. This Church is next to the place where Jesus and the Holy family sought refuge from King Herod in the great persecution following Jesus... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The place is well organized and easy to walk through and enjoy. Clean and with expositions marked in English. Must see!!!

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