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Greek Orthodox Church of St. George (Mari Girgis)

Nearby Roman Fortress | Old (Coptic) Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Originally built in 684 AD by the wealthy scribe Athanasius, this religious site is known for its beautiful Qaa el-Arsan (wedding chamber) that dates from the 4th century.
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Nearby Roman Fortress | Old (Coptic) Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a round church which is a bit unusual, as it is built on the foundations of a Roman round tower. It has a lot of stained glass and an interesting painted dome. There is a large monastery next door, but that is closed...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

it is located in the old Cairo area. the entrance into the surrounded by a high enough wall. inside there is a church building with beautiful artistic architecture. if entered into the church, in the high ceilings there are paintings of Jesus with high artistic...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Quite a disappointing experience. It is small and has little detail, but provide some insight to the culture. The big benefit is the overall visit provides unique insight to old Cairo otherwise difficult to get.

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

The precincts of this church are what made my visit there exceptional. As one enters the gate by the church, there is a lovely courtyard with trees. There are remnants of the Roman water system in front of you. Up the stairs to the church,...More

Thank SLWS5775
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

This is beautiful and quite special church since it's round and also the supposed place were saint George is sad to have been imprisoned and tortured. You can for example visit the cell were he is sad to have been sitting in and see the...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Stunning Church... Very spiritual feeling inside.. The History and the artwork was stunning, highly recommended no matter what your religion is

Thank Adel A
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

I had a very short amount of time in the Coptic area of Cairo and did a walk through of many Christian Churches. This was by far the most impressive one that i saw. Would recommend it to anybody for a walk through of 15-20...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing time. Also we were able to buy good collection of Christian papyrus at the beginning of walk

Thank Jennifer V
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

amazing church of roman orthodox fellows 14m above sea and built above a hanging wall of babylon wall also next to hanging church it's considered a prestigious church with golden monuments and a sacred icon of st mary's face very spiritual place and also in...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2017

The original 10th century Greek Orthodox church was destroyed in a fire. What you see now is a relatively modern building from 1904. The eastern Byzantine architecture looks familiar to those who have visited Greece. Once there was a large Greek community in Egypt, especially...More

Thank Robert937
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