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Address: Near the Roman Fortress, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Considered one of Egypt’s largest and most magnificent churches, this...

Considered one of Egypt’s largest and most magnificent churches, this religious site features a domed asp with seven steps decorated in bands of black, white and red marble.

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This isn't commonly visited in old coptic cairo, and many tours skip it. It's worth admiring its architecture and the story of Saint Barbara....It was a great surprise to a friend... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This isn't commonly visited in old coptic cairo, and many tours skip it. It's worth admiring its architecture and the story of Saint Barbara....It was a great surprise to a friend that holds the same name and never met her patron Saint.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

The Coptic Orthodox Church of St. Barbara (or Sitt Barbara) is one of the many famous Coptic Orthodox parishes that can be found in the district of Coptic Cairo. The building is located on the eastern part of the Babylon Fortress and is one of the oldest buildings in Cairo, dating back to the 5th or 6th century AD.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015 via mobile

St. Barbara is my namesake and it was wondrous to visit this church. The icons were beautiful, and the small room to the left of the sanctuary holds her relics and those of other saints. There was a service being held in another room to the left of the relics and the prayers and chants were beautiful to hear. This... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014 via mobile

Quiet church where you can contemplate the icons inside of it, a true meditation place...should be more taken care of..

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013

I was able to attend Mass at this church. The service was conducted in Arabic and Coptic. It was a wonderful experience.

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

Very quite place for contemplation. The site is near to the metro and other religious places.

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

It is a very nice sacred church where it narrates the story of St. Barbara. Her icons are wonderful hanged in the church with bright colors

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2009

St. Barbara Church was built in the 11th century and is one of the earliest, largest, and most beautifully decorated churches in Egypt. The entrance to the Church of St. Barbara is even lower than the street level of the Old City. You have to take stairs down to the level of the main floor of the church. This church... More 

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