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Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary)

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This church, originally built in the ancient fortress of Babylon in Old Cairo around 4th century AD, derives its name from its location suspended above two Roman gate towers.
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Shar'a Mari Girgis Street, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of the oldest and most famous Coptic churches in Egypt. It doesn’t take much time to visit. Inside the church there is a mixture of Coptic and Arabic culture. The church is not really hanging but one can literally see it hanging...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank moinulbb
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a beautiful church whose name confused me. It is built over the water gate of the Fort of Babylon, hence the name, which is pretty cool. The church's exterior is not particularly appealing; however, the interior more than makes up for that. Small,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank fiamma11
Reviewed 6 days ago

Set in an interesting spot with loads of history. Can combine with a few other sights. Coptic Museum has some nice exhibits.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 292billym
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hanging Church can e visited when at Coptic Cairo, complex of 7 churches & Ben Ezra Synagogue. Located in ruins of Babylon fort. Don't miss the galleries for noting the height of the flooring of this church, classifying as 'Hanging'. A different shade of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DurgeshRajadhyaksha
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take off shoes or wear foot coverings. Beautiful historical church with spectacular architecture and a lovely stained glass window. Murals on the outside are lovely. Plan to spend about 45 mins.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sandygreenberg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can almost see the City built upon City in this amazing very very old structure. I was amazed at the number of tourists who did not show respect by allowing kids to run wild inside....sad.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LyndaJJ50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

in the coptic quarters of Cairo, church without bells and plenty of history. donations are welcome since the entrance is free

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Yoav K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

History shows in this place consider as the hanging place of St.George..with in 30 minutes you can cover entire area

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank AntonyS186
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment you enter the courtyard to the insides of the church, I really enjoyed this church. Very different from what you see in Western Europe. I took it as part of tour of coptic christian Cairo which was excellent for a couple hours.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank William F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in the Old City Cairo it is rich with history of early Coptic Church. The inside is especially worth seeing.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from Djnurse50 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is free we were with a tour guide but have been there twice and there is a gift shop and place for donations but don’t think there was a charge to visit the church.
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