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The Coptic Museum

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Address: No 4 Fakhry Abd el Nour street | Abbassia, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Phone Number: 3639742 - 3628766
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Housing some of the finest collections of Coptic art dating back to Egypt’s...

Housing some of the finest collections of Coptic art dating back to Egypt’s Christian era, this museum includes collections of ancient ankhs and Horus-like falcons, stone carvings from the era of the Mamluks, a 6th-century Coptic stone pulpit and the 1,600-year-old Coptic book of the Psalms of David.

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very rich with architecture art specially in the ceiling it was very lavish with drowning and arabesque art work

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

very rich with architecture art specially in the ceiling it was very lavish with drowning and arabesque art work

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

As with all museums in cario, hot, cramped, crowded, loud, difficult to see artefacts and staff not interested in helping

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

A beautifully curated museum of the material culture and history of Coptic Egypt and Cairo, with an extraordinarily comprehensive and extensive collection of artifacts, from textiles to frescos, and, seemingly, a healthy local cultural programme. To be regretted that there is no functioning cafe nor guide book available but this is sadly still a recurring Egyptian motif. Go anyway, this... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Could be so much better. Pieces are not described well in context, and are not impressive. A lot of unknowns. There is a rich history of Coptic culture in Egypt , but I don't think that this museum does them justice. Also was overpriced for what it was and for its size. Definitely recommend the Ancient Egypt museum in Tehrir... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

During my visit to the coptic museum, fortunately there are no big crowds - peaceful and relaxing. The museum is very informative, well sectioned, and aesthetically pleasant. You do need guide - the information provided is enough. And its easily accessible via Cairo metro.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Beautiful location and makes a change from the ubiquitous Ancient Egyptology. Best museum I have visited in years, but targeted at an adult audience. Beautiful gardens and Ottoman building. Significantly fills in a lot of overlooked information about the origins of Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem in old Cairo. Full of history. Very organized. Beautiful icons and adjacent to the hanging church which is also beautiful. Dates back to over 1200 years. Book store is very nice and offers informational DVD's in many languages. They have tour guides on site in multiple languages. My kids aged 11, 8, thought it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Visiting Coptic Cairo is a must and unfortunately is a part a lot of tourists miss out. There are a few very old churches in this area within walking distance including a greek church and a synagogue. Get a tour guide to take you around or just wonder around and enjoy the paintings

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

This is not just somewhere for the history lovers. Really interesting and worth going to. The atmosphere is still there, not a lot of tourists and time to just stand and take it all in. Taxis are so so cheap in Cairo but always either haggle a fare or agree it is on the clock. You will always pick up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Located in Old Cairo, by the hanging church, this is the best museum of coptic art. It is really worth a visit, both the building and the objects on show. It is a must visit to understand the importance of coptic life.

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