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“Tip: Take a drive around if too tired to walk” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Old City (Coptic Cairo)

Old City (Coptic Cairo)
Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #14 of 270 things to do in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: 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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“Tip: Take a drive around if too tired to walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We really wanted to see these sites along the Old Cairo walk - but were so tired, so got a taxi driver to drive us around (make sure its metered) so got to see it all in the comfort of the car :)

Visited June 2013
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“so interesting!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Impressed by the architecture of the religious structures in Coptic Cairo. Eye-opening to see how the different religions co-exist in Egypt, and even share styles

Visited May 2013
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“Peaceful neighbors”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

I loved seeing how peaceful neighbors can be living side by side, Muslim, Christian, and Jewish. The visit was easy and quick if you're with a guide.

Visited June 2013
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“Where's Boris Karloff?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

This is Egypt as it was. The old quarter with chickens, chaos, spices and bargains. Cairo is a mad, chaotic city but a visit to the Old City gives you a taste of what life used to be like here. I kept looking for the Mummy's shroud in the darkest recesses and fully expected to see old Boris Karloff walking around here; its that sort of atmosphere. Enjoy. I bought a fez here and I look pretty damn smart in it I reckon!

Visited July 2012
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“Nice and easy access.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Walking around Coptic Cairo is nice. Many cool places to see, especially the Hanging Church. The metro stops there, so you can get there easily. It does get crowed so chose an early time to go.

Visited February 2013
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