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By chance I found this place,I was looking at the mountains of filth near the citadel when I got the news about this place,do make the effor to see,preferably in the winter months as with the sand heat its a bit over the top in...More
Not an easy place to find as you wind through narrow streets made even tighter by the city's garbage collection vehicles, but then to find a unique set of 3 places of Christian worship carved into and beneath a rock cliff is very rewarding. This...More
I was unaware of this Monastery when i went there! The cab driver who took us from the Cairo Citadel to Coptic Cairo took us there when he knew that my name is Simon and we will always be grateful to him! The Monastery was...More
This monastery is located in a very chaotic and hard to reach place in Cairo. To go there, you have to drive through the slums of Mokattam. But after all, you're gonna reach to a very unique distinctive spiritual monastery. The history behind the place...More
such a lovely holy place, although outside its walls is a total different world where all the garbage of Cairo is being collected there, as soon as u enter the monastery gates u feel like being in heaven.
so quite inside, with lots of lovely...More
The church of St Simon Tanner is a must see in Cairo. Actually there are two churches here, the open air amphitheatre and the smaller one inside a cave. I think these churches were miraculous. They were built inside the caves of Mount Mukattam hills....More
No other place has a monastery in a cave after a garbage city... you will enjoy many little stories that you won't hear elsewhere. Try to look for Mario the Polish monk who does the statues, and for Amm Adel, who will surprise you with...More
Stunning small monastery full of history, legend and good energy... This place hidden deep inside of "Garbage city" and hide 2 caves and small Miracle church.
This place is free for visitors and has very friendly stuff ho ill sho u the place and tell...More