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“Nicely Preserved Historic Church”

Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary)
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Private 6-Hour Tour to Alabaster Mosque and Hanging Church in Cairo
Ranked #16 of 311 things to do in Cairo
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Owner description: 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.
Jakarta
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“Nicely Preserved Historic Church”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Church was nicely preserved & the alley to reach there was a fun & unique walk, with rows of books, posters & other souvenirs lining the walls for an unique experience.

Visited March 2013
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“Lovely historic little church”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

Very well preserved this church was recently renovated and saved from encroaching waters. Worthwhile stop

Visited March 2013
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London
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“One of the principal reasons for my Cairo visit”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

If you have any interest in the first Christian church and the origins of monasticism, you must come here to visit the sumptuous museum and the extraordinary church. Quite wonderful.

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Best place in Coptic Cairo”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Very beautiful and old church in Coptic Cairo. Loved the architecture here plus the interior of this church is quite incredible and you felt at peace here too but going up the stairs was fun and tiring. I think it was known as the "staircase church" as my tour guide told me

Visited March 2013
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“A different church”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

I have seen so many churches and cathedrals in Europe that my eyes usually glaze over. But this church was so old that it was different. And interesting to see the blend of ancient Egyptian and early Christian.

Visited February 2013
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