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Old City (Coptic Cairo)

Cairo, Egypt
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Half-Day Private Guided Tour of Coptic Cairo with Lunch
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Islamic and Christian Cairo Day Tour including Lunch
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Private Guided Cairo Day Tour: Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Coptic Cairo
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Once known as the Roman stronghold of Babylon, Cairo’s oldest section is the ancient heart of the Coptic Christian community featuring five original churches, the first mosque built in Egypt and the oldest synagogue, all representing three of the major world religions.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very glad we came here. It had a peaceful feeling and it was amazing to be in a church where Jesus had actually stayed and another church were St George had been tortured. We bought beautiful crosses and ate awesome food at one of the...More

Thank vegastar
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Abu Serga church is the oldest church in Egypt built on a structure where the Holy Family stayed underground for 3 weeks. Next we can see the Hanging Church built on the southern wall of a Roman Fortress

Thank ShekG
Reviewed 4 days ago

Coptic art is so much more intresting than traditional Orthdox art and the Coptic museum and churches is def worth going. Dont miss!

Thank Pierre E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

See historic sites of religious and historic importance and experience great hospitality from the local Egyptians. Lovely people and lovely buildings. Unexpected significance of the history adds to the lasting value of this tour

Thank campymd
Reviewed 5 days ago

A small Christian area of oldest Cairo. Well worth a visit if only to see the place where Jesus slept, when in Egypt as a baby. A somewhat apocryphal story but you never know!

Thank marrack
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is old and full of history and I enjoyed walking around and looking at things and taking pictures.

Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's a very nice place, and a potential pilgrimage site outside crowded hours. The Coptic museum is very organized and rich, and the old Coptic churches are a must see.

Thank Mario C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for excellent experience among the ancient places and national people with national food restaurants , old cairo is the best to experience these times with the oldest churches , temples and mosque in cairo .

Thank shenoudaesmat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old Cairo is indeed a compact area where, without much effort, you can discover an impressive collection of sights in just half a day.Set on a round Roman tower, the Orthodox Church of St. George is the only round church in Egypt.

1  Thank Aida L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you step into Coptic Cairo, you have a feeling that you have stepped into another realm. The contrast is massive, minus the chaotic horns, shoutings, dust, etc...... The churches are well maintained and the community put in tremendous effort in maintaining the neighborhood. I...More

1  Thank Max P
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Kees H
30 April 2017|
Response from usmanibari | Reviewed this property |
I agree with you. Best wishes.
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Response from Annette T | Reviewed this property |
Laura we used Private Guide Ayman Ahmed. You can look him up on facebook or through Trip Advisor. I highly recommend him. He is professional, polite, punctual, speaks English, has amazing knowledge of Egypt and Egyptology... More