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Once known as the Roman stronghold of Babylon, Cairo’s oldest section is the ancient heart of the Coptic Christian community featuring five original churches, the first mosque built in Egypt and the oldest synagogue, all representing three of the...more
Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some beautiful churches ,souvenir shops and great art works can be seen while visiting the Coptic Cairo area !the hanging church ,the beautiful work of art ,vintage paintings decor is a great feeling. A must visit to witness the unity is diversity especially so many...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Egypt has one of the oldest Treasury, when it comes to Coptic monuments dates to 2000 years old, take a tour to old Coptic Cairo, to see the beautiful hanging church and the Mary Gergis church, such a discovery00

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coptic Christian is good place to go Come and see the churches and museum good place to pray and to enjoy your time

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much to see in this section of Cairo!!! I think, if our timing could have been better (August was not a smart choice)--the heat was pretty intense--but I really wanted to spend lots more time here visiting these very unique churches and...More

Thank DRE262
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are Coptic or love history these churches are must see and if you need guide recommendations let me know because ours (George) was amazing in every level. The hanging church and the cavern church were our favorite ones!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful area apart from the crazy of the rest of the hustle and bustle of the city. Many churches, museums and a bazaar to explore

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To be fair it should be called the new old city because when you consider how old Cairo is coptic Cairo isn't that old. Easily accessible by the train system most people should be able to get to this interesting place from the hotel at...More

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Please know this is my personal opinion and by no way is meant to downplay the importance of this place.I am glad we went, but if you are on a tight time schedule and if you have no sentimental/religious/cultural reason to vist, then okay to...More

Thank jobyfrancis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great experience being in the middle of the Old City with the churches, synagogues and mosques. Rich in history.

Thank R A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The day started by 9.00 am with Essam (guide). We First went to see some amazing Churches and mosque. Essam ensure to provide with water bottles. He explained the history of chruch and later on about mosque. It took around 3-4 hrs to visit all...More

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Response from Annette T | Reviewed this property |
Laura we used Private Guide Ayman Ahmed. You can look him up on facebook or through Trip Advisor. I highly recommend him. He is professional, polite, punctual, speaks English, has amazing knowledge of Egypt and Egyptology... More