We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
More Info
US$11.50*
and up
Half-Day Private Guided Tour of Coptic Cairo with Lunch
More Info
US$37.50*
and up
Islamic and Christian Cairo Day Tour including Lunch
More Info
US$34.32*
and up
Private Guided Day-Tour to Giza Pyramids Egyptian Museum and Ben Ezra Synagogue...
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
The oldest existing synagogue in Cairo was originally a church in the 8th century.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average22%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Coptic Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Write a ReviewReviews (117)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 76 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is really a museum as it is not in use. The history is fascinating and the inside is beautiful. I would recommend the site.

Thank Oscar M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oldest Synagogue in Egypt. Doesn't have services anymore but is used as a museum house of worship. Very knowledgable volunteers answer any and all questions. Accept donations but not pushy like other places in Egypt.

Thank Loren_L_1976
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a rare place in the heart of Coptic Cairo, the Ben Ezra Synagogue was a church and was sold for Jews to pay taxes to the Sultan. The place is interesting but no photos are allowed, nothing can really be touched, no prayers...More

Thank Eldeheby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In Coptic Cairo near a church and mosque, it’s a beautiful old building worth visiting. No pictures allowed inside, but worth seeing and enjoying this bit of history.

Thank Ben and Crystal J
Reviewed 14 December 2017

impressive jewish synagogues which are few in Egypt it's very old and prestigious but take care it closes at 4

Thank mariam1400766
Reviewed 14 December 2017

The building dates from the 1890s. It is mainly known for the 19th century discovery of a store room with old Hebrew and Aramaic texts also called the geniza. There is little sign of a Jewish presence anymore as most Jewish Egyptians have left the...More

Thank Robert937
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Part of Coptic Cairo tour. Beautiful building. close to the Cavern. Suitable for all ages. Easy walking

Thank mnaidoo
Reviewed 7 December 2017

This synagogue is a lovely little building but there is no sign of the apparently present is tiny Egyptian Jewish community who they say are "in charge". Also, there is supposedly the place where baby Moses was found in his reed basket by Pharoah's daughter...More

Thank more63
Reviewed 5 December 2017

The synagogue is a true marvel in structure and beauty. Worth a visit to this area of Cairo, (Coptic)

Thank 888annl
Reviewed 24 November 2017

According to the guide, this placed is believed as the place where Moses picked up from water. The first and only synagouge we visited in Egypt. Photos are not allowed, so I didnt take photos here.

Thank dmarthen
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
em1234154
16 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from privet guide m | Reviewed this property |
Hello from Egypt the time starting from 8:00am tell 4:00 pm and no money to get inside its for free accept if you are with tour guide he will talk like 25$
1
Vote