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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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+20 128 157 2805
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Loved this area of Cairo. The hanging church was beautiful inside but no photos are allowed which was pity.

Thank Stephanie058
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Church is dated back to the 4th century. Built on the ruins of 2 towers from the old Roman fortress of Babylon, one can literally see it hanging from the glass floor! Al-Muallaqa or the hanging church was built by Emperor Trajan in 98...More

Thank Ivan_emmanuel
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place Is one of the oldest church in Cairo and build above a gatehouse of Babylon Fortress, the Roman fortress in Coptic Cairo.

Thank nafiz333
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a stunning church and our guide Marwan from Emo Tours was amazing he explained so much to us we left feeling very knowledgeable highly recommend

Thank Vanessa M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a little crowded at times and a little commercial but so worth the visit. Please add this wonderful church to your itinerary.

Thank sncathome
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, this is not a tourist attraction but an active church. When we visited there was a service going on and the people were so friendly and welcoming, offering water and snacks. It was lovely to see another aspect of Egyptian religion. It is really...More

Thank Ali921
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site is quite clean, with nice mosaics, religious art and architecture. Although I enjoyed it, I don’t think it was worth the effort it took to get through traffic to get here. Plus after 20 minutes I was done. Gets crowded a lot.

Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very old Coptic church built between two old Roman towers. The history and architecture are very interesting and may be worth your time if your into this type of history. We went on a Friday and it was very busy with tourists and locals.

Thank Perry H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impressive church both from the outside and inside forms part of Coptic Cairo and it's very easy to reach it by metro or Uber.

Thank vespersmarquess
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a beautiful building on the inside and out. The way it was built it defies gravity ... constructed on top of extremely high walls ... when you look down you just think ... WOW!!!! Incredible.

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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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