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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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  • Average8%
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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 4 weeks ago

A real treasure of beautiful and unique architecture. The building is suspended on top of an old Roman water gate. Take in the carved wood with ivory inlay designed screens, marble pulpit, carved friezes, vaulted roofs supported by columns. The courtyard leading to the entrance...More

Thank dekalbill
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is easy to forget that Egypt was once the oldest Christian country, from 33 ad to 642 ad. Mary and Joseph fled to Egypt when Jesus was about 3 years old and took refuge on the site where the hanging church now sits. The...More

Thank Nevine D
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We loved this church. It was very pretty and neat, and the neighborhood itself is worth visiting, as it has a different feeling from the rest of Cairo.

Thank Jose S
Reviewed 9 January 2018

The Hanging church is another beautiful church in the middle of Cairo. Very old but well maintained church that attracts a lot of tourists.

Thank arv212
Reviewed 8 January 2018

I really recommend a visit to the hanging church in Old Cairo. They church have beautiful paintings and icons, some are several hundred year old. I would recommend to go with a guide who can explain more about the beautiful and interesting details in the...More

Thank Hanna M
Reviewed 7 January 2018

The Hanging Church has a lot of history to it, probably one of the oldest churches in modern time... A must see while in Cairo

Thank Adel A
Reviewed 6 January 2018

The Hanging Church is one of the oldest churches in Egypt, built in the third century. An interesting and attractive church and the most famous Coptic Christian church in Cairo. It doesn’t take long to walk through the church then move on to the next...More

Thank digitalroc
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Nice site to look over but be mindful of practices and no photos are allowed once you step inside the main church area.

Thank MSJet_Setter1
Reviewed 29 December 2017

The construction is fascinating in that it dangles over some old ruins. The inside is pretty and quite historic.

Thank Oscar M
Reviewed 14 December 2017

a very spiritual place also historic from the 3rd century you will find very anciend monument there and it's already built over a wall of babylon wall go with a guide (better to be a christian guide they know better about this church ) or...More

Thank mariam1400766
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