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“Beautiful old church not to be skipped .......” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary)

Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary)
Shar'a Mari Girgis Street, Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #17 of 154 attractions in Cairo
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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Owner description: This church, originally built in the ancient fortress of Babylon in Old Cairo around 4th century AD, derives its name from its location suspended above two Roman gate towers.
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“Beautiful old church not to be skipped .......”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

When you are in Cairo, especially on a pilgrimage trip like us, you will not skip this beautiful old church to visit. The church was built over water channels that you still can see them.

Visited September 2012
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“Must visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

One of the oldest church's in the world. Belongs to the Coptic church of Egypt the seat St. Mark. The church is built on the top of older roman temple pillars.

Visited December 2012
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“A must-see in Cairo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is one of many churches in old Cairo. It's worth visiting just for the sake of the architecture, if nothing else. Beautiful church built over water channels, which can be seen from openings in the floor, hence the name 'hanging church'.

Visited March 2013
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“Where Holy family get shelter.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Hanging church And Citadel are very close to each other in Cairo. Both has its own History. citadel is symbol of Roman Empire. Hanging church is a symbol of Holy Family. If you are religious you will surely appreciate and be lean. If you are keeping interest in History and architecture You will learn and study. Any way it is great visit for everyone.

Visited May 2013
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“So much Detail”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Wow. I was really taken back by the beauty of this place. When people talk about Cairo, it is all about the pyramids but this place is very much worth a visit. The designed interior and wooden doors and walls, beautiful.

Visited February 2013
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