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

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Address: Shar'a Mari Girgis Street, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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This church, originally built in the ancient fortress of Babylon in Old...

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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This church is located in the district of a Christian community in Cairo that is very rich in history about how Christianity has come to exist in Egypt. To appreciate the cluster... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is located in the district of a Christian community in Cairo that is very rich in history about how Christianity has come to exist in Egypt. To appreciate the cluster of churches you see here, one should be unbiased or impartial in his / her faith and should possess profound religious consciousness.... When travelling, a tripper is expected... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had visited the Hanging Church as part of my tour of Coptic Cairo with a private guide. It was interesting to visit a church that goes back to the 4th century A.D. and to see the Arabic influence in the interior architecture of the building. Do note the colourful tile mosaic on the walls of the courtyard in front... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently took visitors to see the Hanging Church and surrounding area in Old Cairo. While this church is typical Coptic it is unique in its construction over the tower of the adjacent Babylon Fortress. You can get local volunteer guides inside the church to explain the details to you. A fascinating visit with so much historical significance.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was so so, you can appreciate the history behind it, however not much to hang around for, so you could be done in an hour, plus i think i have seen enough churches and temples in my life, however if your into the christian history, especially in egypt, then worth seeing this church established on a roman tower!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was told I'll find a spectacular architecture of this historic building and all ... after the visit, not much to be seen, perhaps religious Christians would appreciate it, otherwise, really nothing to see or value if you aren't a Christian ... especially the term hanging! that of course you won't find to be true!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing beautiful church to visit in the Coptic area of Cairo. Full of history, you will not be disappointed with a short visit here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit along with some other churches and synagogues close by. So much history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church was built between two Roman towers and you can see where it is hanging on the beams. Beautiful church with relics

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Church remarkable for sections under ground that can be viewed through perspex panelling. Very ornate yet stylish inside. Great stain glass and peaceful ambiance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

A great experience to get a sense of the story that lies behind what we saw - Shereif gave us the background to the history and then left us to explore at our leisure. A calming experience- most enjoyable

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