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Mokattam Hills, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed March 3, 2019

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank steve w
Reviewed October 14, 2017

just beautiful, although surrounded by a poor neighborhood, yet it is peaceful and lovely, with statues of biblical characters carved in the mountain, a must see when you are in Cairo

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank minanabil77
Reviewed October 5, 2017

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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank GeoffW509
Reviewed April 24, 2017

A great Coptic church in mokatam area carved in the cliff. It's not an easy way to reach it but it shouldn't be missed especially if you are christian.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Mohamed S
Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Sam3400
Reviewed January 5, 2017

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

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Diana A
Reviewed November 7, 2016

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

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank egyptian_falc0n
Reviewed November 2, 2016

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

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Adrianus D
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank 1963consultant
Reviewed August 17, 2016

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

Date of experience: August 2016
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‫لكى تصل الى هناك تستقل سيارة الركاب الجماعى من ميدان رمسيس والتى تتجه الى ميدان السيدة عيشة ومنها الى المقطم وتنزل فى بداية مطلع المقطم امام حى الزبالين ومن هناك ستسير 20 دقيقة حتى تصل الى المكان‬
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