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Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary)

Shar'a Mari Girgis Street, Cairo 11511, Egypt
+20 128 157 2805
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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
+20 128 157 2805
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I am distantly Catholic, as I've cut ties from the church for years. I visited this holy site with my wife and our friend. Hot day, and I was sick from the day before (be careful of what you eat). I dragged along with a...More

Thank Xavier F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Until I visited, I did not know much about this area of Cairo. This is a beautiful church, rich in history, and very well preserved. It's a must-see part of any visit to Cairo.

Thank CLK56
Reviewed 1 week ago

it is on top of the must visit list in old Cairo, a very nice church with a wealth of history, full of ancient icons and saints relics, just amazing

Thank minanabil77
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean and properly maintained. Closes at 4 pm. Need tour guide to understand and hear all history.

Thank Ravi B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Old Coptic Cairo and the Hanging Church (El Muallaqa) in particular with a private guided tour. It’s been a great experience, our guide revealed a lot of interesting facts about the area and the church. The story of how and why the church...More

1  Thank andyros2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an OLD CHURCH. You have to like and know the history of the churches in Egypt to appreciate the history of this place. Make sure you have a guide who knows the history and doesn't just show you the place. Get the history!

Thank Steven W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a part of the Coptic Cairo tour wherein this church seems to have no foundation and you feel like it is hanging in the air hence the name. Also, it has the Egyptian Mona lisa whose eyes follow you wherever you are in the...More

Thank ankeet_sinha
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice little quaint church with lots of colors inside. It also has features for allowing to look down to view the open space below.

Thank chadwickem2016
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Visited the Hanging Church in Old Cairo. This is a very old Coptic Church in Old Cairo that has been restored to a High Level. The history and architecture are something to behold. Easy to get to via the Metro. There is also the ancient...More

Thank coolreed
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I had a guide take me to the Coptic area and the Hanging Church. I was unaware of its history and was amazed when I realised the significance of it. The architecture was lovely and to see some of the original pieces from the first...More

Thank Chezsmall
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