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Coptic Church of St. George (Mari Girgis)

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Address: Nearby Roman Fortress | Old (Coptic) Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Originally built in 684 AD by the wealthy scribe Athanasius, this religious...

Originally built in 684 AD by the wealthy scribe Athanasius, this religious site is known for its beautiful Qaa el-Arsan (wedding chamber) that dates from the 4th century.

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The place is very attractive , the church have the tools of the Romans that they ised to tortured saint george , also a cemeteries , the place is too close from the metro station... read more

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25 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is very attractive , the church have the tools of the Romans that they ised to tortured saint george , also a cemeteries , the place is too close from the metro station: marigergis station

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must visit if you are in Old Cairo. Beautiful architecture and the sense of history is everywhere in this absolutely beautiful church. Very interesting Church dedicated to the famous saint. One section features all the benefactors who came to prayer and ask for support of this famous Saint.

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Thank sanjukta s
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37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2017

A very beautiful church, it's not very large but is filled with history. a must see if you are in old Cario

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Thank Victor T
Cairo, Egypt
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43 reviews
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Reviewed April 19, 2017

It's so beautiful , So full of details and colors I loved the graveyards , It's so calm and beautiful and there's a small church there.

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Thank Joe S
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Reviewed April 7, 2017

I walked in from the downtown area of Ciaro,its hike sure but worth it,you follow the Nile,jump a road or two,try google maps,then you pass the oldest Islamic site then your there,along the way people greet you with genuine affection,once inside its a delight.

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Thank steve w
Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed April 5, 2017

One of the most interesting Coptic Churches to visit and you will vit a holy sites where Jesus Christ together with Holy Family stayed during their visit to Egypt, visit to Mari Girges Church is comparable to visit to Juraseluim.

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Thank Adel S
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Reviewed March 1, 2017

one of the gem in old cairo. u can see it once seeing the coptic cairo.it gets closed at 4 pm, so reach there before 4 pm. eacy to reach as there is a tram station just beside it.

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Thank Jalal I
Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed February 28, 2017

This is not a crucial stop on a Cairo visit. If you divide your priorities into must, should and could, this is a could. It's architecture is arresting, but this is not a must see.

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Thank sschafe5
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

My visit to this church was part of my tour to Coptic Cairo with a private guide. This Greek Orthodox church was the largest of the churches that I had visited in Coptic Cairo. It’s an impressive building with a beautiful interior. I enjoyed my visit.

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Thank Bill C
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Reviewed February 5, 2017

So much history in this place. Beautiful architecture and a place that should be on everybody's to do list in Cairo.

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