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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 December 2015

This is a very nice place if u are interested in ancient history to be seen alive. There are 7 wonderful churches, several centuries old & a synagogue. It is nice to think that the jewish people can worship in Egypt. Of course the language...More

Thank arul2015
Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

One of two options: either you see the beauty of the old city and kindness of its people, or you simply see the garbage and dirt. Up to you! Seriously, skip your western cleanliness ideas and experience one of the oldest countries in the world!!!...More

Thank bahrawia
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Amazing church side by side going from 4th century hanging church to the large St Georges with amazing dome and silverware.

Thank JimS48
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Lots of crowded narrow streets, small open front shops and the small of herbs in the air. great area to spend a day in.

Thank NickHC
Reviewed 18 November 2015

The Copts are the original Egyptians. Before the Muslim invasion, all Egyptians were Christian. The Copts still live in the ancient city. Any Christian will be thrilled by worshipping at any of the sites connected to Jesus, Mary and Joseph as recorded in the Bible....More

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Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

This was very interesting and also a big part of history. We visited some of the old churches and the Coptic museum it was a beautiful experience.

Thank rachel m
Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

This place is where Mary, Joseph, and Jesus came to seek refuge from Herod. See the church and the synagogue. A pleasant stroll from place to place. Go with a guide

Thank Pete S
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

If you get the chance, this is a must. It's a lovely quiet area that is full of old churches, a fascinating museum, a synagogue, and great alleys to explore.

Thank Superpear
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

We spent a beautiful day in old Cairo we went to the mosque Amr hanging church and then to the citadel and ended the visit khan el Khalil's really it a good day

Thank Nour1512
Reviewed 13 November 2015

This is a must, some wonderfully beautiful Churches and a safe, peaceful, friendly environment. It closes early, 4pm so do not go too late, you will want 2-3 hours here.

Thank crossdon
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Kees H
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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