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Address: Zeitoun, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Full Day Christian Tour in Cairo with Private Guide and Lunch
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Not Just Any Ordinary Tree

This review is quite late. The Virgin's Tree is something special because it is here where the Blessed Virgin Mary took shade during a brief stopover from their long journey... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2015
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 10 December 2015

We traveled nearly an hour to go to this site. Any websites we found about the Virgin Mary Tree, showed such a lovely location and deceiving photos of the tree. Never found anything about an admission fee. Anyway, after arriving, people blocked the doorway, wanting admission. I believe it was 25LE for tourists. To me, after seeing inside, was 25LE... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2015

So thrilled to be in a place where Joseph, Mary & Jesus stopped. The well, the Tree and simple Garden got to us. We were told that our Princess Diana visited. Wish there were postcards or some more value (no commercialism) given to this important site to so many people Worldwide to add to draw more tourists to beautiful Historic... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 27 January 2015

This review is quite late. The Virgin's Tree is something special because it is here where the Blessed Virgin Mary took shade during a brief stopover from their long journey. Although the tree is actually dead and only its wooden remain is all that is left it is still a significant site especially to Christians.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

I was surprised that there was an entry fee of LE15 just to look at an old tree, but it is a nice quiet haven in an otherwise busy suburb. Easy to get to from Matariya Metro station, just take a tuktuk, ask for Shagaret Maryam, or combine it with a visit to the obelisk.

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