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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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Tour From Cairo: Bazaar of Cairo, Islamic and Old Cairo
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Private Day Tour: Discover Coptic and Islamic 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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"coptic area"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had the best guide ( Magi) who delved into the history and meanings of all the various sights and buildings during this tour. She was a font of information and eagerly shared her knowledge and enthusiasm of this are with us.Thank you

Thank Corinne T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did this with a tour guide and I don't regret it! Some of the underground churches are just amazing!

Thank Waldina J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting area with multiple churches from multiple denominations in the same area. The mosaics are beautiful as you enter the hanging church. The Coptic Church has some interesting old paintings and it was the first Jewish Synagogue that I have ever visited. For me,...More

Thank IndySig
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our first day in Cairo we took a 3 hour walking tour with our guide through Coptic Cairo. It is a great introduction to the history of the different religious traditions, and great architecture. You also get a good dose of the feel of...More

Thank Mary S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my 6th time for Egypt. I had been to Coptic Cairo before but wanted to visit 3 churches. The 1st was where the Holy Family took refuge while in Egypt, When we entered the crypt area is was a moving place for me....More

Thank mcrtex
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is in old Cairo. It’s where there is a blend of Christian, Islamic and Jewish cultures blend. There is a Mosque, Church of the Holy Family and the Ben Ezra Synagogue all next to each other. Within the cultures there is a blend...More

Thank Harshrk
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coptic Cairo was a half-day stop on our group tour and totally worth it! We could tour the location that the Holy Family was said to have stayed at (Cavern Church Abu Serga), the nearby Synagogue where Moses was said to have been found (Ben-Ezra...More

Thank Eileen W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Please do not miss seeing the old part of Coptic Cairo and visit it’s churches and synagogue. So many people by pass this area when it is so important to understand and observe. Absolutely beautiful! And the history that includes the Holy family and Moses!

Thank TravelingTexasGal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sooo beautiful, churches are so well preserved and is sooo wow. So good for an evening or morning walk. All look sooo beautiful

Thank aesha2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting a predominantly Muslim country, Coptic Cairo was interesting. We visited Coptic Museum, the Hanging Church - recommend. Then there are some small streets within the walls of the city with many smaller churches. Didn’t have enough time yo visit the Jewish temple or...More

Thank bambina143
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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
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