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Address: Cairo, Egypt
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Once known as the Roman stronghold of Babylon, Cairo’s oldest section is...

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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Islamic and Christian Cairo Day Tour including Lunch
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Half-Day Private Guided Tour of Coptic Cairo with Lunch
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Private Guided Cairo Day Tour: Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Coptic Cairo

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Old Cairo

Fascinating. I had been to Cairo before but had no idea that there was history that I had never discovered. The tour was amazing and our guides Emy and Mohammad were wonderful. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fascinating. I had been to Cairo before but had no idea that there was history that I had never discovered. The tour was amazing and our guides Emy and Mohammad were wonderful. We even got to see places that most others don't normally get to experience. We even had a few laughs along the tour. They made us feel right... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Old City is definitely worth a visit, realizing that it's primarily full of vendors seeking to sell their pretty standard tourist fare. However, there are some real gems within, if you take the time to explore and see find some of the more interesting shops and goods. And if you're not shopping, just enjoy the ambiance and history!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great iconography! Built on the two pillars that still can be seen, has nice views. In the same complex is supposedly the cave where Jesus and his family spent three years.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not only about the hanging church or the Coptic museum, it's the narrow and ancient streets of what was a Roman/Byzantine military settlement. An ancient synagogue is also on the site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we have spent an amazing day in Coptic old Cairo in Egypt and its a nice tour in the churches especially mar girges

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You see a romanic port and can imagine where the Nile were!!!! You visit the church, the sinagoge! Very interesting!!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice side of the city with a lot of churches to see. Make sure you book a tour guide with a small group so you can have the explanation. If you can, stay off the toilet, it may not up to your standard with a line (especially the women's).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not to be missed in Old Cairo - St Sergius Church and the Hanging Church, as well as Ben Ezra Synagogue. You can go to the crypt where Mary was in hiding with Jesus during their flight to Egypt.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to learn coptic history people there are friendly and good and people there are gentle and its not crowded like other places

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice place to go. Impressive to see all the churches, the small alleys and the synagogue. Really a good place to escape busy Cairo. Take your time. Try to find the cemetary...its's impressive...people do live there actually.

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