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Cave Church and Garbage City Tour

Cave Church and Garbage City Tour

By Cairo Travel
There are hundreds of hidden treasures in Cairo that tourists never know about. Among these, there is the magnificent Cave Church in the Mokattam Mountain. In fact, this was never a church. It is the Monastery of St Simon or the Tanner Monastery.
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 5-80
Duration: 4–6 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: Arabic, English, French, Spanish

  • Private Guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Snacks during the tour ( Water – Biscuits -chips )
  • Tour Fees
  • All taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Cave Church
What's not included
  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal items’
  • Tip

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Cairo ( Accommodation address required )
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 122102P8

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 122102P8

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          There are hundreds of hidden treasures in Cairo that tourists never know about. Among these, there is the magnificent Cave Church in the Mokattam Mountain. In fact, this was never a church. It is the Monastery of St Simon or the Tanner Monastery. It is actually a large Egyptian Coptic complex that include six churches; the largest among them is the Saint Simon that is considered the largest church in Egypt that would accommodate around 20,000 people.Established in 1975, this church or this large Coptic complex was mainly founded to serve the community of garbage collectors who live in the Zabaleen neighborhood nearby. During the 1940s and 1950s, a large number of Coptic Egyptians left Upper Egypt and resorted to the area near Al Mokattam Mountain where they started to form this community of garbage collector who managed to survive and preserve all their habits and traditions until today. If you are looking for a unique experience while in Cairo, this tour is among the best we offer for those who prefer to explore hidden treasures. We would be visiting the Cave Church in Al Mokattam and pass by the garbage city by car in one perfectly organized day tour.
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