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Greek Orthodox Church of St. George (Mari Girgis)

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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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Nearby Roman Fortress | Old (Coptic) Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One can visit this church along while visiting the hanging church and usually included on the Cairo Coptic tour. Built on a elevated plane ,the interiors are very interesting to see.

Thank raghu67
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

A very nice church to visit while you are in the old Coptic city. You need to climb a some stairs to get there.

Thank walid m
Reviewed July 8, 2018

In Coptic Cairo Spend a morning or a day in Coptic Cairo Explore the various churches and sites St George was a highlight

Thank africanmatrix
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

I went today, actually just to see the hanging church, but from the direction I came from the first thing you see is this church... it's not so old, it was built in the 20th century, but the foundations date back to many centuries ago....More

Thank Ronald_jelle
Reviewed May 27, 2018

I loved this church, it is beautiful. I would have loved to stay there for a lot longer. If you are near buy, don't miss it.

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Reviewed May 11, 2018

This is a round church which is a bit unusual, as it is built on the foundations of a Roman round tower. It has a lot of stained glass and an interesting painted dome. There is a large monastery next door, but that is closed...More

Thank Fiona1110
Reviewed April 18, 2018

it is located in the old Cairo area. the entrance into the surrounded by a high enough wall. inside there is a church building with beautiful artistic architecture. if entered into the church, in the high ceilings there are paintings of Jesus with high artistic...More

Thank tppas2000
Reviewed April 11, 2018

Quite a disappointing experience. It is small and has little detail, but provide some insight to the culture. The big benefit is the overall visit provides unique insight to old Cairo otherwise difficult to get.

Thank Sadasivan R
Reviewed February 22, 2018

The precincts of this church are what made my visit there exceptional. As one enters the gate by the church, there is a lovely courtyard with trees. There are remnants of the Roman water system in front of you. Up the stairs to the church,...More

Thank SLWS5775
Reviewed January 8, 2018

This is beautiful and quite special church since it's round and also the supposed place were saint George is sad to have been imprisoned and tortured. You can for example visit the cell were he is sad to have been sitting in and see the...More

Thank Hanna M
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